Logistics Delegate (m/f/d), Global Surge Team, Global

  • Anywhere
Organization: German Red Cross
Closing date: 4 Dec 2022

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

Logistics Delegate (m/f/d), Global Surge Team, Global

GRC plans to expand its Global Surge Team to further increase its capacities to provide emergency response with the aim of enhancing quality of operations, timeliness and accountability in the delivery of effective humanitarian assistance in sudden onset disasters, conflict and protracted crises. The Global Surge Team is part of the Operations & National Society Cooperation Department in the International Cooperation Division of GRC, made up of highly trained professionals ready to be deployed anywhere in the world at short notice.

GRC is currently seeking a Logistics Delegate (m/f/d) to join our Global Surge Team. Global Surge Team members should be flexible and have the ability and willingness to be deployed to work in different roles and operational contexts in physically demanding working environments. While not on deployments, Global Surge Team members are tasked to support the regular capacity development and readiness activities of GRC’s Surge & Readiness Unit. This is a home-based role which will require extensive travel and overseas deployments at short notice for up to 3 months at a time for up to 50% of the total contract duration.

Duration: 01.01.2023 – 31.12.2023, part-time possible Location: Home based with extensive travel overseas

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Deploy in emergency response missions with the GRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Provide logistics support services to emergency operations in terms of procurement, warehousing, reporting, administration, transport- and fleet- management depending on the need of the respective operation
  • Set-up and/or reinforce of GRC’s operational structures
  • Support the development of GRC’s logistics capacities and global response tools
  • Undertake specific projects or tasks, including training design, support, delivery, and facilitation, as defined by the Surge & Readiness Unit

Required Competencies & Skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience in logistics in either a commercial, military or humanitarian environment, including 2 years of experience in working in humanitarian operations
  • At least 1 years of experience of working for the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement
  • Experience in the procurement of goods, services and construction
  • Experience in warehousing (reception, storage, distribution and reporting of goods)
  • Experience in managing small to medium size light & heavy vehicle fleets and inhouse and/or outsourced transport
  • Experience in medical logistics is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of German donor (FFO and BMZ) requirements and German procurement regulations (Unterschwellenvergabeordnung – UVgO)
  • Good understanding and knowledge of logistics software tools and /or ERP systems
  • Good understanding of the different elements of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, in particular the global response tools of IFRC and ICRC
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and build relationships at all levels, taking into account cultural and language differences
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross / Red Crescent Fundamental Principles
  • Oral and written fluency in English, German and/or another language is an advantage
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process ‘working abroad under specific climate and health conditions’
  • Valid international driving license EU category B or equivalent, HGV license is an advantage

What we offer you:

You will be part of a highly motivated professional and multicultural team. We offer you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC, an expatriation allowance during your mission as well as the personal allowance to cover your accommodation. In addition to a full insurance package GRC is covering a home flight within a 12-months period of assignment. You will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings and coaching prior as well as during and after your mission. Medical check-ups and Psychosocial Support Service are included in your assignment.

How to apply

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system until 04.12.2022.


Please note that due to the travel and visa regulations and the guidelines of our partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement certain vaccinations are required for this delegate position. Candidates on the short-list for this position will be asked to disclose their vaccination status.

We point out that the selection and nomination processes for this international delegate position may demand that information concerning your person be shared with involved Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners (IFRC, ICRC, National Society). This may include transmission into countries that do not apply data protection standards comparable to those of the European Union.



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