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Logistics Assistant at International Rescue Committee, Gwoza, Borno.

  • Entry Level
  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Borno

Website International Rescue Committee

Job Description


About the IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is among the world’s leading nonprofit humanitarian relief and development organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to assist those whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control over their lives. The organization has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative for the last 80 years. At work today in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Bama, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno State and Damaturu of Yobe State, as well as Zamfara and Katsina state in the Northwest, Nigeria. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Environmental health, WASH, Women’s protection and empowerment, Protection, Child protection, Education, Economic Recovery & Livelihood.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Logistics assistant ensures the efficient and effective management of the IRC’s logistics functions in Gwoza base office. The position will directly supervise a storekeeper, IRC drivers and rental vehicle drivers in Gwoza base office.

Major Responsibilities:

Warehouse Management

Be accountable for periodic cycle count as per the standard operating procedure to ensure that stock management system is adhered to by staff/storekeepers.
Lead in conducting fiscal year end stock inventories and ensure that effective stock inventory report is produced for Gwoza base.
Assist programs to establish and implement a reliable stock distribution plan to avoid closed grant or expired items in the warehouses.
Provide on-going training and support to the storekeepers in their relevant functions and reporting.
Oversee warehouse operations in Gwoza, ensuring proper stock-keeping records, storage conditions, security, and facility maintenance.
Provide support to warehouse staff as required in managing and documenting the receipt, handling, storage, dispatching and reporting of goods through the IRC warehouse(s).
Finalize monthly report for the expendables store, outlining all stock movements and remaining balances for Bama base.
Maintain records/authorizations for warehouse staff designated to receive and dispatch goods.
Ensure warehouse and stocks are secure, well managed and documented.

Asset Management

Ensure proper tracking, maintenance, and recording of all IRC assets in Gwoza Base, which will lead to an accurate asset database at all times.
Ensure that each staff member in Gwoza is accountable for every asset assigned to them using the Equipment Issue / Receipt forms.
Implement maintenance systems and procedures for assets, including follow-up.
Ensure quarterly physical check of assets and submission of asset reports to assets officer and logistics manager for review.
Liaise with assets officer & logistics manager to recommend disposal of assets in Gwoza to ensure that it is reviewed and implemented annually as per IRC and donor requirements regulations.
Ensure that an up-to-date filing system for all assets is maintained.
Retrieve assets and reassigned at the end of employee term of service.

Fleet and Transport Management

Oversee the management of the transport fleet for Gwoza base. Ensure that vehicles are allocated to program/departments in an efficient manner and in coordination with Program teams and logistics manager.
Ensure that systems are in place to account for transported goods.
Collects log sheets and ensure it is properly filled.
Manage and monitor drivers.
Ensure that all vehicles carry the required on-board documentation and that all documents are kept current (including insurance).
Prepare monthly reports on Fuel Usage, Mileage and Spares Expenditures by vehicle for review, general reporting, and analysis for continuous improvement.
Ensure management, tracking, maintenance, and reporting of all IRC vehicles in Gwoza according to IRC policy.
Ensure that all vehicles are secure when not in use.
Manage and be accountable for the vehicle fleet, ordering and inventory management of all vehicle related parts and consumables, including fuel


Ensures all infrastructures within office spaces are maintained and functioning at any given time. this may include working rooms/spaces, doors, windows, hand washing facilities, latrines etc.
Ensure that facilities in guesthouses are at all times maintained and functioning. This may include maintenance of individual living rooms, doors, windows, hand washing facilities, latrines etc.
Manages the maintenance needs of all warehouses in the base office with the support of maintenance team in Maiduguri.
Responsible for proactive maintains of equipment, tools, furniture, generators etc. in the office and at the guesthouses.
Manage all expenses related to maintenance requirements and raises timely PRs.
Prepares proactive maintenance plan with support of the maintenance officer in Maiduguri and submits to logistics manager for approval.
Maintains all necessary documentations with regard to maintenance.
Prepare and submit monthly report on maintenance functions in Gwoza office.


Responsible for compiling regular reports from Gwoza base on inventory stock levels, pharmaceutical stock levels, fuel consumption and fleet performance and activities.
Responsible for compiling regular reports from Gwoza regarding Contributions-in-Kind.

Other Human Resource Functions:

Read, review and become knowledgeable of the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures
Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor and Log Manager.
Key working relationships

Position reports to: Supply Chain Officer.
Position directly supervises: Storekeeper, Drivers
Indirectly Reports to: Senior Area Manager, Logistics Manager.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Programs and operations teams
External: Transport vendors, logistics coordination meetings in Gwoza.


Education: University Degree/Higher Diploma in Engineering, Business Administration, Logistics, or any other related field.

Technical Skills & Experience:

2 – 3 years of experience in similar position.
Previous NGO experience will be an added advantage.
Logistics Certification will be desirable.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Strong written and oral English communications skills
Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Ability to present information effectively; experience providing training and staff development a plus.
Strong skills in collaboration with multi-cultural and diverse teams
Commitment to consistently improving and developing innovative solutions in response to challenges.
Good technical writing/documentation skills
Must be able to work with limited supervision and exercise independent judgment in problem solving.

Soft Skills and Competencies:

Good verbal communication and report-writing skills with the ability to convey information effectively in Country official language – English would be nice to have as an additional working language.
Customer & client centered and service-oriented mind & attitude, and ability to work under pressure and diligently carry out instructions.
Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.

Language Skills: Excellent English and other major Country languages communication skills including speaking, listening, and writing. Knowledge of Hausa will be an added advantage.


Standards of Professional Conduct The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!!!


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