Logistics and Procurement Manager


Danish Refugee Council is advertising for an experienced Logistics and Procurement Manager who will be responsible for the timely and effective procurement & logistical support required for the implementation of DRC DDG emergency activities in the area of operation.

Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.

Being operational in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in South Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH and Shelter.

The Iraq programme presently employs 270 national staff and 35 international staff, but is expanding in responds to the current emergency through funding from various donors.


Roles and responsibilities:

1. Planning and Operation

  • Implement sustainable and robust procurement and logistics systems for the efficient and effective delivery of operations in the area of operations following DRC’s operational handbook
  • Ensure the timely implementation of recommendations and improvements indicated by the Senior Logistics Coordinator or requested by the Head of Office
  • Develop procurement plans in collaboration with the Project Managers
  • Ensure efficient and timely ordering of all items procured to ensure timely access to necessary goods and services for the area of operation, including through delivery to point of distribution as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements, rules and regulations relating to logistics, particularly in relation to local procurement and anti-corruption measures
  • Liaise with the Head of Office and other managers in the area of operations on all logistics issues to ensure that all bottlenecks to delivery are overcome
  • Represent DRC at Logistics Cluster Meetings in area of operations
  • Ensure that all suppliers and service providers conform with the Code of Ethics
  • Ensure that all contract payments are processed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the asset register and inventory items for the Area of Operations are up-to-date at all times;
  • Ensure that the warehouses in the area of operations are operated in an effective and efficient manner, with timely disbursement of materials as requested
  • Support the finance admin department in finalising inventory lists for donor reports
  • Ensure that the fleet management requirements are actioned on a monthly basis
  • Provide input for project proposals and budgets as requested
  • Ensure that Field Office costs for the office compound are optimised and communicated effectively to the Head of Office and Finance Admin Manager, including suggestions for changes
  • Build procurement and logistics capacity with the Logistics Team in area of operations
  • Ensure that all relevant non-logistics staff (particularly including programme and finance staff) are trained on logistics procedures
  • Ensure that all new staff in area of operations have received a comprehensive logistics briefing on arrival
  • Ensure that the organisations’ security, financial and human resources policies and practices are implemented in relation to all logistics department staff and activities in area of operations
  • Support all program activities in logistics related functions (such as delivery of relief items or cash distribution)
 2. Organisation, administration and personnel management
  • Overall responsibility for the management of the procurement and logistics team in area of operations, including oversight in distribution activities
  • Oversee the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct within the procurement and logistics department, ensure that logistics staff fully understand what corruption is and are trained at least once a year on the detail of the Code of Conduct and anti-corruption measures
  • Ensure that all suppliers and logistics staff are aware of the procedures to whistle-blow for corruption and other breaches of the Code of Conduct
  • Ensure that all suspicions and allegations of corruption are reported to the Head of Office immediately, unless the Head of Office is alleged to be involved, in which case suspicions and allegations should be reported to the country director
  • Ensure that the terms of employment for national staff are enforced and that disciplinary issues are dealt with quickly and fairly
  • Ensure that a training and professional development plan is developed for all staff in the logistics team
 3. Accountability
  • Responsible to ensure that all procurement & logistics is conducted in accordance with the DRC’s Operations Handbook Chapters 16, 17 and 18, (Procurement, Vehicles and Warehousing)
  • Responsible to ensure that recommendations for improvements (e.g. from audits) are implemented in a timely manner
  • Responsible to ensure that all allegations of breaches of the Code of Conduct by staff reporting to the logistics and procurement Manager are reported and with the support of the Team Leader and Security Focal Point, investigated and concluded swiftly. 
 Your profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or extensive experience can substitute qualification
  • Minimum 5 years of logistics and supply chain experience gained in developing countries
  • At least 2 years of international experience with INGOs
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and in writing
  • Fluent in English, 
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally)
  • Ability to adapt to the complex and stressful working conditions of the area of operations



Availability: immediate 

Duty station: Erbil

Contract: 12 months with possible extension based on performance and funding availability. Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. The position will be placed at salary level A15 or A14 based on qualifications. R&R is every 12 weeks.


Further information

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk


Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV. We only accept online applications at www.drc.ngo under Vacancies >current vacancies. Click on the vacancy then on ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the window. 


Applications Deadline:  19-April 2016

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Procurement
    • Logistics
    • Logistics
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-19

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