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Field medical logistician

01-04-2013 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-medical-log

Location: Field

Your task

To provide logistics services and support to ICRC health programmes. Key responsibilities are the following:

  • planning: participate in project designs, anticipate needs for supplies, carry out the procurement for projects, and keep abreast of changes in medical supplies in close cooperation with the Health Department
  • supply chain management and purchasing, using local suppliers where possible
  • inventory control: analyse demands, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders and initiate procurement accordingly
  • stores and stock management: manage medical stores ensuring security and maintenance, and making sure that medical stocks are kept in proper storage conditions
  • distribution management: ensure accurate and complete documentation is prepared for all consignments
  • customer service: act as a focal point for medical logistic and health staff
  • quality control
  • reporting
  • staff management and training

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 28 to 35
  • prepare to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • excellent command of English; French an asset
  • registered health professional with commercial training or higher education in logistics and supply chain management
  • minimum two years field experience in humanitarian health assistance or medical logistics
  • good knowledge of essential drugs, medical renewables, medical materials and equipment (commercial and/or humanitarian assistance) conversant with information systems,
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • fully conversant with IT tools

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • open-minded and adaptable
  • able to cope with stress, at times in dangerous environments
  • well organized and analytical
  • able to work in a team

What we offer

  • rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • generous social benefits

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