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We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Procurement and Logistics Coordinator - Irish Red Cross Migration Programme

Date of Issue: 3rd April 2020

Closing Date: 17th April 2020

Reports to: Migration Department Manager

Duty Station: Ireland - Dublin with significant national travel

Duration:  12 months Fixed Term Contract

Background and organisational context

The European Fund for Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) is designed to support Member States in addressing the basic needs of the most deprived people in our community. The Programme is for people without access to income or living in very poor circumstances. The Programme works through not-for-profit bodies to fund the purchase of food and basic material assistance. The distribution of this Fund in Ireland is known as FEAD Ireland. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is the designated managing authority for the Operational Programme for the Fund for European Aid (FEAD) to the most deprived who will have responsibility for the implementation of the programme in Ireland.

Aligned with the Irish Red Cross Migration Programme, the IRC utilise FEAD funding to support the transition and welcome of migrants into Irish Communities.  Approved funding from FEAD finances the purchase and distribution of immediate basic hygiene and wellbeing necessities for these vulnerable groups of people to support their welcome and integration into Irish Society.

Duties and Responsibilities


Co-ordinate the logistics for planning the delivery of goods and items as required to communities and families at country level

Working with Inter-agency, Community Welfare Officers and Resettlement workers to determine requirements of clients

Ensure the tracking of all client requirements across the country

Ensure the hygiene and household needs of all clients are met

Liaise with and draft proposals to retailers in order to acquire stock at preferred costs

Manage Tendering processes and procurement processes

Liaising with IRC volunteers to support with the delivery of items to clients/other and to provide other support where required

Liaise with the Department of Employment Affairs Social Protection – providing monthly reports

Budget Management and Reporting

Coordination, planning with stakeholders and communities:

Work effectively with national stakeholders to obtain information, collate and plan programme

Work with community members and support any training and information provision to families and individuals.

Work with volunteer networks and coordinate through national services.

Logistics standards and procedure

Responsible for implementing and maintaining standard Irish Red Cross (IRC and Public Procurement Guidelines,  logistics, procurement and distribution procedures

Provide technical leadership in ensuring that procurement, contract and logistics management conform to IRC procedures

Budget Management

Responsible for the running cost budget, adhering to IRC procedures

Monitor and report on all expenditure against approved procurement, storage and distribution guidelines

Support with any necessary design or revision of the programme budget


Manage tendering,  sourcing, procurement and delivery of various supply kits, as appropriate, in a timely and cost effective manner

Manage Tendering processes as required.

Obtain quotations, prepare comparative bid analysis and purchase recommendations and, when authorised, purchase appropriate supplies.  Organise delivery.

Manage all procurement contracts for goods and services.  Maintain records and track performance for all procurement contracts

Ensure that an efficient and up-to-date asset and material tracking system is in place for all procurement and distributions

Identify and maintain accurate supplier information for regularly-purchased items: keep informed of local market conditions and establish and maintain good working relations with suppliers

Supply chain

Overall responsibility for the effective performance of the FEAD funded programme.

In conjunction with other programme staff, develop, maintain, update and monitor key indicators of the supply plan to meet programme objectives

Liaise and coordinate with the relevant stakeholders regarding delivery of supplies and keep all parties informed, in a timely manner, of any changes

 Personnel Management

Provide coaching and on the job training to other national staff and volunteers with regard to building capacity at local level on logistics standards and accountability

Support/direct these functions as necessary

Set clear objectives for all personnel involved in the procurement/distribution chain

Carry out performance appraisals as necessary


Ensure that all procurement, distribution and other logistics documents are archived in a systematic manner

Responsible for physical asset tracking

Responsible for the submission of narrative, financial and technical logistics reports in a timely manner


Relevant university degree (such as Management, Development Studies, etc.)

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in relevant subject, preference for Logistics, procurement and supply chain management /or relevant experience

Demonstrable high level of competency and experience in logistical supply chain management and procurement can substitute for degree level qualification


Strong experience and ability to manage staff/teams, direct logistics operations and manage resources

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading and managing logistics in a humanitarian organisation

Strong experience working with Multiple Stakeholders and Planning and implementing community programmes

Ability to motivate, lead and work effectively through others to achieve operational objectives

Strong procurement knowledge and experience, particularly in medium to large scale integrated supply-chain management

Ability to develop, manage and monitor budgets with regards to procurement, fleet management and resource administration

Knowledge and skills

Good planning, analytical and prioritisation skills

Strong communication skills – must be articulate, approachable, collaborative, supportive and an active listener, must demonstrate tact and diplomacy

Effective reporting skills for organisational monitoring and donor accountability

Excellent analytic and computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)

Sensitive to diversity and other ethnicities

Accountability – must take responsibility for decisions and actions, use information appropriately to assess/make informed judgments and/or take action

Skilled in training, mentoring and coaching individuals and groups as appropriate

Capable of influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control, and managing remote relationships, to achieve results

Motivated self-starter, able to lead a process and engage others

Capable and willing to deal with ambiguity, changes and challenges

Able to prioritise work, multi-task and meet deadlines

Willing to travel nationwide

Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and humanitarian organisations

Valid driving licence and car (manual gears)


Applications can be sent to  by close of business on Friday 17th April 2020

Applications will be accepted with CV and cover letter indicating skills and experience for the position.

Salary range: up to €46,000