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Malteser International (MI) is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we have provided relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions. 
In the Middle East Region, Malteser International (MI) is operating in the context of the humanitarian crisis in Syria since 2012 implementing emergency relief measures in Türkiye, Syria, and Lebanon and since 2014 in Iraq. MI’s programs cover needs mainly in the health sector and are mostly partner implemented. MI is currently planning to set up the cooperation with its potential local partners in the Palestinian territories to implement projects in the framework of humanitarian assistance. The operational focus will be on food-based supply chain management, health services as well as WASH.

For the setup of its partner programs in Gaza, Malteser International is looking for a Logistics Manager with experience in a volatile security environment.

As Logistics Manager, you will be providing support for the logistic management for the partner projects and provide technical guidance and support to our local implementing partner in Gaza, while ensuring all program implementation is done in accordance with Malteser International’s policies, procedures, and guidelines, you will closely work together with the program manager in Cologne. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Prepare tender documentation and implement international procurement and delivery procedures to support projects implementation

  • Ensure that all materials purchased are of appropriate quality and price and are timely delivered

  • Liaise and maintain regular communication with service providers, suppliers, and companies to ensure adherence to technical specifications

  • Support implementation of procurement procedures and logistic activities and reports for the local partner organizations

  • Prepare logistic and administrative reports including inventory lists, vehicle reports, etc.

  • Support cross-border logistics and coordination with Israeli and Palestinian border and custom agencies 

Your profile:

  • University Degree in Logistics or relevant field  
  • At least 5 years field based working experience in logistics management of projects, with international NGOs, work experiences in the Middle East, and with German and international donors (GFFO, BMZ, etc.) in particular desired 
  • Proven leadership and management skillset through experience in leading, supporting and coaching teams in a trustful and culturally sensitive way
  • Strong project management skills (including project proposal development, logical framework, financial monitoring, logistics and report writing, knowledge of donor compliance standards) 
  • Proven analytical skills and hands-on experience working closely with local partners on capacity strengthening, staff development, training and mentoring and team building
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken); Arabic and German would be an asset, including the ability to effectively motivate people and to diplomatically manage the relationship with local partners and different authorities
  • Positive identification with vision and mission of a catholic faith-based organisation
  • Eligible, able, and willing to travel to project areas depending on the security situation and requirements of the organization

What we offer:

  • Start Date: as soon as possible, hiring based on successful project approval 
  • Duty Station: Jerusalem, with travels to program/project areas in Gaza 
  • Duration of contract: 6 months (with possibility of extension)
  •  Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package, free accommodation and other benefits 

Working for Malteser International

Malteser is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession or origin.

Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records check for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MI’s Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City. For more information please click here.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, kindly submit your extensive application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) online at our job portal no later than June 14th, 2024: https://jobs.malteser-international.org/de/job-offer-list/bewerbung/Logistics-Manager-%E2%80%93-Israel-Palestine-524.html 
Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis, and we may offer this post before the closing date. Applications not submitted through the online platform cannot be considered.