Jobs in Uganda - Logistics and Fleet Officer job at Education Development Center (EDC)

Education Development Center (EDC)

Logistics and Fleet Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 10 December 2021

Hiring Organization: Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Details:

Logistics and Fleet Officer – Uganda – ICYD Activity

Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

Project Description
The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:
1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
This Activity will address the mutually reinforcing relationship between improving learning outcomes and improving wellbeing and employ a comprehensive approach that merges PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children strategy’s strengths in acute vulnerability stabilization with education’s broad protective effects.

Job Description
The Logistics and Fleet Officer will be responsible for managing all logistic activities essential to the successful implementation of project activities. S/he will manage all ICYD motorized and transport assets, i.e vehicles, motorcycles, generators, and bicycles located across ICYD operational areas in Kampala, Mbarara, Hoima, Mbale, Lira and Jinja. S/he will oversee and supervise activities related to provision and distribution of teaching and learning materials (TLMs), the effective and efficient management of trainings and workshops and will be the focal person for the management of vehicle fleet, and office supplies. The Logistics and Fleet Officer will report to the Logistics Manager. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda. Essential functions include (but are not limited to):
1. Oversee and supervise the day-to-day logistics support for planned project events and activities
2. Provide direct program support
• Coordinates with the headquarters and zonal office team in the efficient distribution and delivery of TLMs and other inputs to schools and communities and other system recipients;
• Provides logistics for training, including large scale trainings and workshops;
• Manages logistics arrangements for high level and routine project activities, including transport, hotel bookings, conferences, and workshop facilities.
3. Driver and vehicle management
• Establishes and implements systems and procedures for the management of:
• Driver and vehicle schedules
• Vehicle rental
• Vehicle Daily Movement log sheet
• Maintenance and repairs of vehicles
• Fuel utilization
• Vehicle inspections
• Monthly vehicle usage reports
• Up to date vehicle insurance
• Complete and update vehicle files at all times
• Security and safety of vehicles and passengers
4. Supplies and Stores
• Manages all stores and supplies. Ensures all stores and supplies are tracked with a proper inventory system that tracks all deliveries, issues, balances, and that timely re-ordering takes place to ensure that there is never a stock out;
• Organizes and maintains ICYD storerooms and storage space.
5. Supports the Logistics Manager in fixed assets management, as needed;
6. Liaises and works with the Logistics Manager, as necessary, for all the above functions;
7. Contributes to the design and implementation of the project’s learning agenda and actively participates in Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project;
8. Undertakes other associated tasks and duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The candidate for the position of Logistics and Fleet Officer shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in a relevant field preferred. Professional certification in transport and logistics will be an added advantage.

Experience and Skills
• Minimum of 5 to 6 years of experience in logistics (vehicle/motorcycle fleet, warehousing and event management) required; 
• Experience working with USAID and PEPFAR funded projects or other donor funded projects is preferred;
• Must be proactive, able to work independently and meet tight deadlines;
• Excellent interpersonal skills to work with staff at all levels in the organization;
• Organizational and leadership skills to manage operations staff and coordinate staff from other units; 
• Supervision experience is required;
• Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure; 
• Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within teams in a difficult work environment; 
• Detail-oriented and organized; 
• Experience using computers and software at work, especially email and MS Word (experience with MS Excel highly desired);
• Ability to travel frequently to zones and districts covered by the project.
Fluency in English is required.
Additional Information
Job closing date: December 10, 2021

Application procedure

To apply, Applicants are encouraged to visit the Careers Page:
Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.
Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

Date Posted: 2021-11-30




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