Emergency Logistics Consultant

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 9 Feb 2021


FHI 360 is harnessing its four decades of development experience to provide humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) meets the urgent needs of people whose lives are jeopardized by conflict, disaster or displacement. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team is looking to expand operations and technical programming in Tigray, Ethiopia to respond to the current crisis. FHI 360 is responding to the conflict by intervening in the health, nutrition, and WASH sectors.

Scope of Work

In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team requires the services of a highly skilled Logistics Consultant to support HQ staff by establishing all operational aspects in order to support the development of a successful program. The Logistics Consultant will take lead in the operational country-assessment and serve as the procurement specialist by developing the standardizing operations procedures in accordance with FHI 360 policies and directives. The consultant will also collaborate with other implementing partners and donors in the area as well as HQ departments to ensure a successful project launch. The consultant must also have a strong background in humanitarian programming and experience with rapid start-ups.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Develop a comprehensive procurement plan, to meet the needs and timing of project implementation

· Identify and establish facilities in emergencies, including office spaces, residence, warehousing and other critical infrastructure

· Generate a comprehensive price list for goods, services and equipment based on market-value in implementation area, and for unrestricted goods and equipment based on competitive market value globally.

· Coordinate logistics for transportation of goods, materials, and people in security constrained locations

· Establish asset and inventory registry, including equipment allocation and maintenance

· Ensure procurement activities are properly documented and fully adhere to FHI 360 and donor policies.

· Work with technical and management coordinators of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs; target locations, supply chain routes, actors and mechanisms to ensure time-critical assistance is delivered to affected people.


· Produce field assessment reports specific to logistics and procurement in the areas of intervention.**

· Contribute to a detailed logistics and procurement plan for proposal design **

· Implement start-up activities related to logistics.**

Location of Work

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Tigray, Ethiopia

Important Note: Applicant should research COVID-19 measures and the associated risks of this location before submitting an application.


Level of Effort: 2 Months

Period of Engagement: mid to late February – end of April 2021

Travel and accommodations are provided

Timetable and Address for Submission

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59pm EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Logistics Consultant – Crisis Response”.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent, experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance or Business Administration preferred
  • 5 – 8 years of professional work experience managing logistics and operations in emergencies
  • Experience establishing startup operations/projects in new countries highly preferred
  • Expertise in humanitarian procurement, budgeting, and supply chain management best practices
  • Working knowledge of managing security protocols for both staff and supplies
  • Significant or geographically varied experience establishing contracts, managing vendors and ensuring products/services are delivered per specifications
  • Knowledge of international donor procurement regulations and expertise with fraud detection and investigation techniques is preferred
  • Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency or related industry experience

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned area

  • Fluency in verbal and written English

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of standard protocols of essential logistical processes
  • Expertise in humanitarian programming
  • Consultancy experience with similar organizations

Required Documentation

Proposals must include the following components:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience
  • Name and contract details of two professional references

  • Your consulting daily rate. Please note that rate should be all inclusive; no separate hazard pay or daily allowance will be provided.

FHI 360 Disclaimers

· FHI 360 may perform a background check on any selected Consultant candidates.

· FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award

· FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received

· Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360

· FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions

· FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation

· FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion

· FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities

· FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition**

· FHI 360’s supplier terms and conditions can be found here while our consultant terms and conditions can be found here

How to apply:

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59pm EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Logistics Consultant – Crisis Response”.


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