Head of Department

Action Against Hunger , Juba, South Sudan

Skill RequiredProject/ Programme Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th December, 2016

Job Description


ensuring an enhanced logistical, supply chain and procurement function at mission level in order to provide programs with optimum support.


  • Coordinate logistics at national level.

  • Set up and Management of Action Against Hunger South Sudan logistics on capital and field office(s)level.

  • Human resources management for logistics department.

  • Reporting & Analysis of logistics reports for the mission.

  • Prevention and management of fraud and corruption.

  • Representation of Action Against Hunger to various stakeholders


You’ve broad experience in humanitarian logistics

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or a related field, Certification in Humanitarian Logistics is desirable.
  • You have at least 3 years’ extensive experience in logistics management and coordination, preferably in Humanitarian or development work.
  • You have demonstrated professional experience working in a fast paced, complex humanitarian emergency context.
  • You have a good general knowledge of IT, mechanics, communications, supply chain management & procurement.

You enjoy the challenge of juggling multiple activities

  • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You take pride in planning not just the best case scenario but also for multiple contingencies.
  • You are extremely capable sharing your technical knowledge, as well as the organization's policies & procedures – both verbally & in writing. Your reports are timely, comprehensive & well-written.
  • You ensure your teams remain aware of changes in security conditions, challenges faced by the program implementers & any new contextual developments.
  • You like to find & implement straight-forward solutions to tricky questions. You balance finding quick answers to immediate problems with planning projects that take a longer time to execute.
  • You understand that the logistics function plays an invaluable role in keeping Action Against Hunger’s core activities operational. You take pride meeting deadlines & following procedures correctly & keeping logistical documentation up-to-date.

Your work style builds confidence within your team

  • You maintain a mature and problem solving attitude when confronted with difficult situations.
  • You remain calm and professional under pressure and encourage others to maintain efficiency and effectiveness as well.
  • You are able to motivate and encourage others to deliver high standards of work.
  • You’re genuinely enthusiastic about helping the logistics teams achieve their objectives.
  • You like to pass on to others what you’ve learnt & thrive on the variety of logistics activities that fall within this role’s scope of responsibility.
  • You have experience working with colleagues who do not speak your language, speaking tactfully & listening carefully to others. You are used to explaining your work in non-technical terms & are comfortable explaining & reinforcing policies & procedures to a team.
  • You have a high degree of emotional intelligence demonstrating strong self-awareness and the ability to take responsibility for your actions.


Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website

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