The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with .
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ( the IFRC ) works to a Business Model and has a Business Delivery Plan with key commitments that sharpen its focus, clarity, and efficiency and accountability results.
The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, has five decentralized regional offices : one of which is the Americas, guided by the Secretariat strategies for implementation and areas of focus that builds on the vision of strategy 2020.
The Americas’ region is organized in two main hemispheres : a group of service-based departments and geographical configurations of (i) Country Cluster Support Teams and (ii) Country Office(s), as well as the Deputy Regional Director, each of them led by the Regional Director;
and another hemisphere : six building blocks composed by (i) Partnerships and Resource Development, (ii) Policy, Strategy and Knowledge;
iii) Communication, (iv) Disaster and Crisis : Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, (v) Health and Water and Sanitation, (vi) Logistics, each of them led by the Deputy Regional Director.
LPSCM supports the humanitarian and development work of 35 National Red Cross Societies. LPSCM provides, via the strong network of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, assistance to the vulnerable population through its crucial timely crescent Movement delivery of suitable supplies, in good condition, in the required quantities and to the places they are needed.
In doing so, LPSCM takes into consideration the often complex and technically challenging environments. An uninterrupted Supply Chain Pipeline is a critical element to the overall performance of the Red Cross and Red Crescent delivery and information management processes.
The Regional Logistics Assistant will support the Federation's logistics operations in the Americas region, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of relief goods, provide transport and logistics support in other activities.
This position reports to the Logistics Manager and will be based in Panama.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Logistics team in the tracking of shipments throughout the RLU pipeline.
Assist in the organization, safe and efficient movement of goods for export and import, including customs clearance, receipt and dispatch of goods.
Arrange the best means of transport, using the services of shipping lines, airlines, charter or road and rail freight operators.
Researching and planning the most appropriate route for export shipments (taking account of the nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security).
Establish and maintain a good professional working relationship with regional and international transport suppliers.
Support the RLU procurement team by providing advice and assistance for all transport procurements.
Support the Regional Logistics Officer in the coordination with the National Societies of the region
Support the WH Manager, in the necessary steps to have the filling up today and other activities, as assigned.
Ensure customs clearance process for all the incoming and ongoing shipments.
Support to keep updated the LR management.
Any other related task requested according to the position grade.
Formal education to secondary level
University degree, preferred
1 to 3 years of experience of a wide variety of logistics roles with a particular preference for freight forwarder or international trade experience in both export and import roles, but also including procurement, contracting, transport management, warehouse management, stock control, distribution, workshop management and customs clearance.
Experience of working for the Red Cross / Red Crescent, preferred.
Knowledge, skills and languages
Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)
Fluently spoken and written English
Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic),Preferred
Competencies and values
VALUES : Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
CORE COMPETENCIES : Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Societies and Customer Relations;
Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust
Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation no later than the closing date. In order for us to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that you submit your application taking into account the following :
Important Note : National Staff Post
Please note that the selected candidate will be hired through an National contract in the Republic of Panama;
The incumbent is responsible to abide by Federation policies, procedures, plans and applicable international labor law;
Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified;
The position will be based in Panama.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.