Logistics Manager, Laos PDR

18 Month Fixed Term Contract

The starting salary package for this position is £38,304 GBP / approx. $44,876 USD including all allowances

About the Laos programme:

Laos has the unenviable title of being the most bombed country in the world per capita. For nearly a decade, Laos was subjected to heavy US bombing as part of the wider war in Indochina. US bombing records show that at least two million metric tonnes of ordnance was dropped between 1964 and 1973. 

Working across Xieng Khouang and Khammouane provinces since 1994, MAG has directly helped more than 1,070,000 people to live safer lives, free from danger and fear. Another 2.6 million men, women and children have benefitted indirectly. Our teams have cleared more than 88,000,000 square metres of land in Laos, removing and destroying more than 295,000 items of UXO, including more than 163,000 cluster sub munitions. In addition, MAG has given more than 3,400 risk education sessions to around 128,000 people, helping them to stay safe until land is cleared.

About the role:

Reporting to the Head of Support Services, the Logistics Manager will ensure system design, implementation, adherence and continuous improvement within the Logistics department in line with MAG policies, good practice and donor guidelines. The Logistics Manager is responsible for procurement, asset management, inventory management, fleet management as well as contributing to and updating policies and systems in relation to logistics and fleet. Communication skills are key as training and capacity building of national teams is an essential part of being successful in this role.

About you:

The post holder will need to have experience of coordinating all aspects of a robust supply chain and will be able to implement and manage logistical controls to support the operational requirements of a project or programme. Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills, effective negotiation skills and the ability to communicate with clarity and credibility on paper and face-to-face are essential. You must have the ability to develop and maintain clear record keeping systems, to monitor supply chain and asset management and excellent organisational skills, with the ability to coordinate, plan and prioritise activities.

You must be innovative, determined, flexible and proactive with a problem-solving approach where systems can be improved. Attention to detail, specifically with regard to paperwork / equipment is essential. You must be able to meet deadlines, to work calmly under pressure and to integrate into a varied and diverse team, while establishing effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally.

Finally, the successful candidate will have vast experience of managing and capacity building a team of national staff and you will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of ethical purchasing guidelines and INGO standards. You will have an interest in and commitment to MAG’s humanitarian and capacity building mandate and the ability to represent and promote MAG. 

Benefits:

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £38,304 per annum including all allowances and this increases with service.
  • Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
  • Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You'll have a minimum of six/eight weeks out of the programme per year
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year
  • Insurance: All international staff are automatically covered by MAG's comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance including evacuation and repatriation.

Please see the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details on these benefits.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.

MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.

How to Apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Logistics Manager, Laos - Application Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date 5thOctober 2022. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as the advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.