Head of Department (Logistics)

Action Against Hunger ACF

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.


Job Description 

  • You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...
  • Ensuring an enhanced logistical, supply chain and procurement function at mission level in order to provide programs with optimum support.


Key Activities: 

  • Directly line-manage the capital logistics/supply chain and procurement teams, and be the technical manager for all field logistics managers.
  • Coordinate logistics at national level.
  • Prevent and manage fraud and corruption.
  • Contribute to the definition of mission strategy.
  • Collaborate with headquarters in the management of international transport.
  • Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in logistics with the mission's partners.



  • 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.
  • 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 ACF’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.


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Action Against Hunger ACF

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Logistics / Transportation

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years