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Emergency Logistics Expert - Tigray Region

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 25 May 2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
The HI network is an organisation made up of a Federation (with 2 operational HQs in Lyon and Brussels), 8 national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.
The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
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Long time tensions between the Federal Government and Tigray’s ruling party (Tigray People's Liberation Front - TPLF) have been escalating since the unilaterally held regional elections on Sept. 2020, while the national elections were postponed due to the COVID-19. On 3 Nov. 2020, the TPLF attacked the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) Northern Command. In response, the Ethiopian Prime Minister ordered a military offensive against the TPLF.
Five months after, while the war was officially declared over after capturing Mekelle in December 2020, localized fighting continues. According to OCHA, so far 4,5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the conflict, including food, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, health (including psychosocial support), safety and security, and access to public services.
On 16 April, IOM released a Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report based on assessments carried out in March. 1,064,176 (235,882 households) were identified to be displaced across 178 sites in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions. 1 million IDPs (218,246 households) were found in Tigray region, 45,343 IDPs (8,325 households) in Afar region and 18,781 IDPs (9,311 households) in Amhara region. But as mentioned by IOM, these displacement figures do not reflect the total displacement in the Tigray situation, but the number of IDPs identified in the sites that were accessible.
According to UNHCR, approximately 63,100 Ethiopian refugees have been recorded crossing into East Sudan as of 30 April. Eritreans refugees present in the region prior the conflict faced the destruction of their camps and forced return to Eritrea.
Several reports started to flag serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations. The humanitarian community support high-level advocacy, negotiating access to scale up operational capacity. The insecurity, the ongoing fighting, the bureaucratic hurdles and the telecommunications cuts off are the main challenges for humanitarian actors.

Description : Reporting to the Logistics Manager and in collaboration with HQ services, the Emergency Logistics Expert ensures the efficient management of logistics resources for Tigray region.
He or she is the point person for the Logistics Manager and the Area Manager and as such informs them of any problems that fall within his or her remit and suggests solutions.
He or she is a key player in the rollout and implementation of HI’s logistics standards, which consists in reworking the positioning of logistics at HI and affirming the principle of professional development.


Mission 1 : Prepares for and responds to emergencies: provides adequate support for emergency responses in his geographical area
Responsible for putting in place support adapted to emergency interventions in his or her geographical area (regional programme):

  • Participates in analysing the emergency response capacities of the regional programme and team;
  • Helps identify and put in place emergency preparedness measures in liaison with HQ’s Emergency Division;
  • In the event of an emergency response, mobilises his or her unit and adapts procedures: team sizing, line management, coordination and communication mechanisms, ARCI, reporting, etc.
  • Strengthens external coordination and collaboration with other organisations.

Mission 2: Direct Tigray logistics action plan

  • Drives Tigray logistics strategy and operations through the active promotion of HI’s institutional policy and directives and the optimisation of its resources;
  • RISKS: produces and updates the risk map for his or her area of responsibility and proposes and implements corrective mitigation measures;
  • INCIDENTS: contributes to and follows up on incident reports for his or her area of responsibility;
  • INDICATORS: produces, compiles and analyses the data in the logistics dashboard for his or her geographical area;
  • REPRESENTATION: represents HI externally on logistical issues concerning Tigray region, develops the local partnerships necessary for his or her fields of activity.

Mission 3: Operational implementation of logistics
4.1 Diagnostic phase – Contextual analysis:

  • Identifies regulatory requirements (donors, transport, customs, etc.);
  • Analyses the logistics context of the regional programme (evaluation of logistics capacities, table of logistics problems, ICQ, Log performance);
  • Evaluates the capacities of available and mobilisable resources (human and material) on the regional programme.
    4.2 Design phase – Resources planning:
  • Designs a logistics chain adapted to programme (costs, quality, deadlines);
  • Contributes to establishing the programme’s activity schedule;
  • Helps define the material resources necessary for ensuring the feasibility of the programme;
  • Defines the impact of logistics needs on the programme’s budget (logistical support) :
  • Defines the impact of the programme’s requirements on the budget ;
  • Anticipates derogations;
  • Structures the human resources concerned by logistics.
    4.3 Launch phase – Procurement planning
  • Defines the procurement plan and purchasing strategy;
  • Plans all the means necessary for the movement of goods during the project period.

Mission 4: Deploys HI’s standards and contributes to its expertise and accountability within his or her remit:

  • STANDARDS: ensures compliance with and application of HI standards for his or her entire professional field with regard to policy, processes and tools;
  • LOCAL ADAPTATION: adapts and contextualises these standards to meet local conditions and regulations;
  • INTERNAL CONTROL: supervises internal control in his or her fields of activity;
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: guarantees compliance with and the application of internal rules and the rules of institutional donors in his or her fields of activity
  • Ensures the efficient management of the supply chain for the program according HI directives and process (procurement, supply, transportation)
  • Ensures efficient storage management according HI directives and process
  • Ensures the efficient management of services to HI personnel (fleet, equipment management)

Mission 5: Assumes the attitudes and role of manager for his/her staff

  • Fosters team spirit and teamwork to ensure the necessary synergies between the divisions. Encourages the exchange of practices within and between divisions;
  • Contributes to the professional development of his or her staff: sets individual objectives, ensures that the know-how and motivations of his/her staff are in phase with the organisation’s needs;
  • Provides individual and collective recognition;
  • Develops his/her staff‘s ability to work autonomously:
  • Embodies and conveys HI’s values, ensures respect of its code of conduct and institutional policies and is vigilant with regard to expected individual and collective behaviours.

Mission 6: Support the Ops Manager Tigray in operational security by ensuring the logistical set-up falls in line with the access & security strategy

  • Implement the risk prevention elements in HI buildings (fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.)
  • Preparing for a high-risk event
  • Implant a contingency plan according the risks assessment
  • Follow the HI directive regarding the safety management

Your Profile:

• Bachelor or Master’s Degree in logistics
• Professional experience of 5 years minimum in a logistics position, including at least three year as field logistician in emergency setting with an INGO, Work experience with several departments, sites and countries
• Practices on training design, planning and roll-out
• Project planning, reporting and processes experience
• Practices on change management
• Pack Office
• Command of English
• Being capable of helping team members to progress: developing his/her staff‘s ability to work autonomously


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

• 12 months International contract starting from June 2021
• The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
o Repatriation insurance paid by HI

• Salary from 2214€ gross/month upon experience
• Perdiem : 472,90 € net/month - paid in the field
• Paid leaves : 25 days per year;
• R&R : according to the level of the mission: 5 days every 6 weeks [until obtention of work permit, 7 working days every 8 weeks]
• A child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

How to apply:


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