Corus International
  • Business Development
  • COD
  • Regular Full -Time
  • CentralAfricaDRC

Logistics Manager - World Bank Multisectoral Nutrition and Health Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo

In anticipation of a new multi-year World Bank Multisectoral Nutrition and Health Project, IMA World Health is seeking a Logistics Manager for an approximately $75-100 million project, to be based in the two Kasai states in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Corus International's largest country portfolio is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where IMA World Health has worked alongside the Congolese government, donors, and a variety of local and international partners since 2000 with a staff of over 200. Programs revitalize the country's health system, improve WASH access and systems, prevent and respond to SGBV, promote clean energy, and improve the health of the population. The portfolio includes a focus on both sustainable development and humanitarian assistance activities and operates out of two base offices in Kinshasa and Goma.

The Logistics Manager will report directly to the Project Manager and will work closely with the IMA procurement and logistics team. S/he will be responsible for procurement and logistics services from a management perspective to ensure required supplies of commodities, facilities, and service needs for program activities are mobilized efficiently and in a timely manner. The position will work closely with the provincial logistics team for coordination of commodity mobilization, delivery, and storage.

Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and World Bank approval.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the entire process in the planning of commodities procurement and supply chain activities, inventory control, logistics and distribution, and customs clearance, ensuring effectively-functioning processes to avoid costly delays and lost opportunities
  • Ensure effective lines of communication to ensure timely delivery of commodities using the most appropriate procurement procedures
  • Be responsible for introducing process improvements in the supply chain and identifying new vendors/suppliers without jeopardizing quality and service delivery
  • Ensure full compliance with World Bank procurement rules and regulations and IMA World Health procurement policies and procedures
  • Establish and implement a monitoring system that ensures that the prices paid for commodities are in line with local market prices
  • Establish and implement a tracking system that ensures all commodities reach end-users in an efficient and timely manner
  • Develop and manage rosters of suppliers; elaborate supplier selection, evaluation, quality, and performance measurement mechanisms
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual procurement plans and progress reports as required
  • Ensure that transparent and competitive procurements are conducted and properly documented, as required and in compliance with World Bank rules and regulations
  • Plan, organize, and lead the bid solicitation process, including drafting and issuing RFQ, RFP, RFI, and other tenders; developing bid evaluation criteria; and guiding clients on processes involved
  • Call for and oversee selection committees to review applications and vendor selection; ensure the integrity of the competitive process; facilitate bidder debriefings where necessary; and exercise appropriate judgment and tact while ensuring the protection of confidential information
  • Prepare service delivery contracts, leases, and purchase orders for all acquisition needs
  • Maintain procurement files, including all relevant documentation and vendor tracking systems; maintain all the relevant information concerning the organization's suppliers
  • Manage vendor contracts and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure completeness of deliverables outlined in the contract, including making sure all vendor complaints and concerns are addressed promptly to ensure the project continues to receive uninterrupted services
  • Travel in-country to field offices, local partners, sub-recipients, grantees, etc., providing technical assistance on logistical and operational matters

Job Qualifications & Required Skills

  • Master's degree (BAC+5) in business, administration management, economics, commerce, or social sciences
  • At least seven years of experience in purchasing and logistics positions after obtaining a university degree, and at least seven years of experience in procurement planning and management in the private sector and/or international organizations
  • Training in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management
  • Professional certification and membership in a reputable procurement and supplies body is highly desirable
  • Project procurement management experience, preferably in an agriculture or nutrition-related project, and including service procurements
  • Thorough knowledge of the World Bank and its contractual, procurement, and reporting requirements required
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team; assess priorities; and manage multiple activities with attention to detail and while meeting tight deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent problem-solving capacity, with demonstrated ability for considerable analysis and sound judgment to find solutions in a complex environment with shifting and competing priorities
  • Proven procurement and logistics experience of goods and products in the health sector
  • Knowledge and ability to work on ICT tools for inventory management, logistics, and supply chain management
  • Knowledge of procurement in the DRC or similar context.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, stakeholders, clients, and consultants
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in French
  • Knowledge of other languages spoken in the DRC will be an asset
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, PowerPoint, and electronic mail) and electronic inventory tracking systems, such as ODK

IMA/Corus International OR LWR/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.


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