• Manager, Asia Pacific Logistic Unit (British RC) - (6 months) Jobs in Malaysia - 1007484

    International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
  • 7 - 9 Years
  • Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
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Job Description

Working under the BRC Asia Country Manager 3 weeks/month and IFRC Head of Regional Operational Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Unit1 week/monthThe Manager Regional Logistic Unit is responsible and accountable to drive operational logistic regionally with the support of global logistic advisor The incumbent will ensure the provision of technical, procurement, advisory and compliance support to BRC programmes, and support (at the strategic level) the logistics implementation of BRC preparedness, response and NSD programmes For the IFRC he/she will work with logistic teams (including warehousing where applicable) to ensure the successful development and execution of operational logistic

Key areas of influence and key internal relationships include

Drive regionally BRC logistic teams composed of logisticians and warehouse staff with strong coordination with BRC HQ

The role will co-ordinate BRC AP logistics operations under the direction of the BRC Asia Country Manager and supporting IFRC Logistics operations as and when necessary under the direction of the IFRC Head of Regional Operational Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (OLPSCM) Unit

This role will also be expected to liaise with external stakeholders at a variety of governmental and humanitarian levels As well as co-ordination activity, this role will also take direct responsibility for the management of BRC procurement, warehouses, stock and mobilisation of in-kind donations

As such, this role requires excellent team working and project management skills, communication skills and technical expertise

Be accountable to ensure the delivery of all goods in close coordination with BRC and the HNS teams and the IFRC procurement team – as applicable

Fully accountable for the stock under his/her management

Full accountability and high autonomy in execution of role

BRC Key Accountabilities

To provide professional logistics expertise (aligned to Tier 3 – Strategic level competencies) and co-ordination for BRC regional Logistics which directly supports the delivery of the objectives of the region and global including the establishment of new international operations (disaster preparedness, emergency response, capacity building and surge) within the region

To implement, or oversee implementational through the host NS, procedures, processes and guidelines so that work is carried out in an effective, compliant and coordinated way, in line with logistic procedures, BRC standards and audit requirements

To provide professional expertise, training, advice and support upon Logistics Services to Host National Societies, and BRC Country Units to build Logistics capacity to support NS Logistics Development and programme implementation and ensure adherence to best practice principles and compliance with necessary regulation, legislation and BRC policy

Provide technical logistics support and advice for HNS cash readiness within their DM enhancement plans

Management of Mobilisation and donors relations for in-kind donations ensuring that the most efficient supply chain is applied

Work in close coordination with BRC Head of Logistic and Procurement and regional operation to build right stock pre-positioning for regional purposes and implement the overall operational logistic and warehouse guideline

Ensure that the regional operational logistic supports and delivers all BRC supply chain objectives

Manage the regional logistic team where applicable including the development of technical skills

Implement the One logistic team concept

Identify gaps in the skills and competencies of regional logistic team members and establish and implement personal development plans

Establish, together with BRC HoL&P, KPIs for the operational logistic function and report KPIs to the Executive teams on an ongoing basis

Ambition to facilitate implementation of logistic policies and procedures for the logistic operation, so as to ensure BRC logistic guidelines and policies are fully understood, communicated and locally applied

To implement the operational performance measurement and financial reporting framework at a regional level

To continually evaluate and optimise the range and volumes of materials held within the region and other warehouses within the region according to the strategy defined by the BRC HoL&P

To ensure effective co-ordination with National Society’s Logistics Services to enable integration and the delivery of a value added and commercially sustainable Logistics Service to meet all services users’ needs and expectations

To build relationships and collaborate internally and with key external partners in order to share learning and support service improvements

To continuously review procedures and work practices and seek out feedback from customers and service users in order to proactively contribute to the implement improvement and enhance capability of the BRC

To support the development of a regional-level Logistics network to support the provision of high-quality Logistics Service provision and to promote the work of the BRC

To manage supply chain risks, including development of both mitigation and contingency plans § Ensure good asset management practice, under the Country Manager lead, for BRC offices and programmes IFRC Key Accountabilities

To provide professional logistics co-ordination support for IFRC AP OLPSCM (disaster preparedness, emergency response, capacity building and surge) within the region, as per the needs and defined by the IFRC

Support AP OLPSCM with operational logistics activities, including regional warehouse management and mobilisation ensuring that the most efficient supply chain is applied, as applicable

To provide professional expertise and training support for AP OLPSCM to conduct regional trainings for its stakeholders ensuring adherence to best practice principles and compliance with necessary regulation, legislation and IFRC policy

To support IFRC AP OLPSCM NS Logistics Development and programme implementation as needed

To participate and support IFRC AP OLPSCM in ad-hoc project related to humanitarian supply chain management Stakeholder relations

Key Stakeholders (internal)

BRC regional and Logistics team

FRC Regional Operational Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain

Advisor Global Logistics


Global/Regional sourcing team

Host National Societies

Key stakeholders (external)


Regulatory authorities

Network of peers in own/others agencies


Candidate must possess at least Bachelor's Degree/Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Degree in Business Studies/Administration/Management, Economics or equivalent

Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in managing complex logistic operations (comprising supply chain, logistics and procurement components), including high volume warehousing and capacity building, of which minimum 2-3 years at field operational levels and at least 3 years in a management position Experience of managing and integrating strategic, tactical and operational logistic PreferredExperience within the commercial sector Red Cross/Red Crescent knowledge and experience

Preferably Manager specialized in Logistics/Supply Chain or equivalent

Required Ability to develop effective and efficient Operational LogisticIn-depth grasp of international logistic

Practices including customs regulations, Problem solving skills, Demonstrated ability to analyse operational logistic impact, Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks, Ability to work in a cross-cultural and cross-functional environment, strong interpersonal skills, Drive for change and improvement and ability to deliver efficient operational logistic in a challenging environment, Preferred A broad understanding of humanitarian issues, disaster recovery and related organization

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job


Industry:Non-Profit Organisation/Social Services/NGO

Salary:MYR 8,000 - 10,000

Deadline:25th Feb 2020

Company Profile

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies, 160,000 branches and 17 million volunteers. 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 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 190 member National Societies. The Organization acts before, during and after disasters, crises and health emergences in order to meet the needs and build the resilience of vulnerable people.

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