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Commodity & Logistics Manager

Title: Commodity Manager and Logistics Manager

Reports to: Chief of Party

Supervises: Commodity and Logistics Staff

Revised: January 2023

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

The successful candidate must understand, respect and honor the mission, purpose and identity of ADRA.

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SUMMARY

ADRA International is seeking a Commodity Manager for an anticipated USAID/BHA–funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project aims to reduce and prevent chronic malnutrition in the regions with severe, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. For over 20 years, ADRA has implemented relief and development activities in DRC with funding from major international donors, including USAID. The Commodity Manager will be responsible for the logistical management of commodities for the project.

This position will be based in Kasai Region in DRC. It is contingent upon receipt of funding and requires donor approval.

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PRE-REQUISITES

Required

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant area such as supply chain management, food science, etc.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the field
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in managing in-kind food commodity supply chains from origin to distribution points and end recipients in developing countries.
  • Experience maintaining commodity quality and safety
  • Experience managing warehouses, coordinating transportation, monitoring and reporting experience.
  • Experience in Title II programming desired.
  • Actively oversee the engagement with program managers and/or budget holders in procurement plans formulation, reviews, and tracking progress
  • Play an active role in preparing for internal and external audits; ensure recommendations related to logistics and supply chain operations are followed and take all necessary measures to address audit findings.
  • Ensure good communication process and satisfactory levels within the projects
  • Manage the supply sections at coordination level: order processing, procurement, warehouse (log and med), and transport and customs activities
  • Support in the preparation and the submission of timely, accurate and clear donor reports and other reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to network and engage with necessary stakeholders to manage food commodity supply chains.
  • Experience within DRC preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with USAID/BHA funding.
  • Written and spoken command of English and French languages.
  • Knowledge in Congolese language specific to the region preferred.

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BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

  • Persuading and Influencing – Makes a strong personal impression on others; gains clear agreement and commitment from others.
  • Presenting and Communicating Information – Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information, and key points of an argument clearly.
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts – Works strategically to realize organizational goals; sets and develops strategies.
  • Planning and Organizing – Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage the timely ordering and delivery of commodities warehouses, distribution sites, other destinations
  2. Manage storage and warehousing of commodities as necessary
  3. Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision of delivery ensuring adherence to processes and procedures compliant with ADRA
  4. Create and manage policies and procedures for commodity management and distribution
  5. Manage accounting data quality and integrity
  6. Manage the logistics of vendors and other partners including performance monitoring, measurements and reporting
  7. Process documentation of logistics operations and take action to resolve operational issues
  8. Collect and compile data, produce reports, ensure accurate in systems, recommend any changes or adaptations necessary
  9. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support the efficient management of commodities and logistics operations for the project
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

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TRAVEL

Travel required. Must have the ability to travel on short notice if necessary.

How to apply

Please go to adra.org/careers in order to apply.

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