Logistics & Distributions Manager

Lifting Hands International , Serres, Greece

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th June, 2020

Job Description

About Us

Lifting Hands International operates a community center in Serres, a small city about an hour away from Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. We work with a population of 1000+ Yazidi refugees at the local camps, providing regular aid distributions and a range of psycho-social programs.

Role Profile

This role will merge two previous manager roles into one, therefore some aspects may be subject to change depending on operational requirements. The duties of this role fall into two main categories.

Warehouse and distributions:

  • Manage the warehouse and stock using Boxwise software
  • Ensure the resident census is accurate and up to date
  • Supervise a team of resident volunteers who facilitate distributions inside the camp
  • Plan and manage all distributions, including food, clothing, hygiene and diapers
  • Develop the distribution program in line with organisational strategy
  • Complete regular reports to inform senior management and program reviews
  • Supervise international volunteers during regular warehouse shifts
  • Develop a network of local suppliers for distributions in line with budget restrictions
  • Engage with partners and donors to highlight and fulfil distribution needs

Logistics and maintenance:

  • Maintenance of LHI vehicles, apartments and the community centre
  • Coordinate repair or maintenance contractors as required
  • Supervise the garden project at the community centre, including purchasing materials and liaising with the residents involved
  • Develop and supervise a team of resident volunteers who will carry out maintenance at the community center
  • Work with the Assistant Director over Finance and Evaluation to maintain oversight of finances

Essential criteria:

  • Previous humanitarian experience, particularly in a distribution or logistics role
  • International drivers licence
  • Previous experience of people management
  • Professional and proactive attitude, able to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to work independently and without constant supervision
  • Able to work well in a large, multicultural team
  • Minimum three month commitment
  • Must be a fluent English speaker


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