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Transport Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC

Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Overall Responsibility

The Transport Officer is responsible for coordinating shipping and transport by air, sea, road, rail and river for ICRC operations on a global level.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Manages orders for transport, cargo handling and storage ensuring that approvals and recording are carried out according to established criteria;
  • Liaises with staff working in the regional centres, headquarters, the Supply Chain Unit and import-export to efficiently plan dispatch and shipment of cargo;
  • Maintains and updates shipping instructions to ensure that the required documentation is accurate, on time delivery is achieved and information is shared with the stakeholders;
  • Purchase logistics services (transport & handling) in line with the ICRC’s procedures and rules on financial management;
  • Negotiates freight charges and ensures that cargo is dispatched in a safe and cost-efficient manner;
  • Keeps track of all international truck movements and follows up with fleet responsible to ensure a timely and swift turnaround;
  • Analyses and mitigates risks (vehicle looting & safety hazards) in dangerous locations;
  • Coaches and supervises staff within his team;

Minimum Requirements and competencies

  • Degree in Logistics or equivalent;
  • Five years’ work experience in transportation/Logistics industry;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Working knowledge & certification of ERP systems will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Valid driving license and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation Certification;
  • Certificate of good conduct;
  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen;

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