SOUTH SUDAN – Logistics Coordinator (H/F) at Solidarités International

Nigeria– Deputy Field Coordinator (M/F) –Maiduguri at Solidarités International

Position: Logistics Coordinator (H/F)

Desired start date: 31/01/23 Duration of the mission: 6 months Location: Juba, South Sudan


SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL (SI) has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, conducting activities in emergency and post emergency context, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas, including IDP camp settings. Its expertise in running emergency WaSH intervention is highly acknowledged by all WaSH actors and donors. Furthermore SI is implementing longer term WASH and FSL activities in multiple locations.

Despite significant deployment of humanitarian assistance, between February and March 2022, an estimated 6.83 million people (55% of the population) faced high acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), of which 2.37 million people faced Emergency conditions (IPC Phase 4), and some pockets of Famine –IPC5. The situation will most likely worsen due to the reduced means of production, lack of resources, very weak means of communication, inflation and rising costs of living, and further floods forecasted in 2022-2023. Failure to restore agricultural production is not only driven by conflict-related displacements but also by increasing level of floods, disruptions of markets due to COVID-19, as well as restricted trade due to roads made inaccessible by insecurity or the rainy season. Moreover, climate crises that are likely to be affecting South Sudan such as droughts, flooding, and locust invasion will have repercussions on many levels: food security, access to water, population movement, and infrastructure (including shelters, markets) destruction. High food prices occasioned by depleted harvests as well as rain-induced deterioration of road networks that disrupts market supplies and functionality are also contributing to the high levels of acute food insecurity.

South Sudan is also witnessing further displacements within the country due to the sub-national and localized violence, which has increased since the beginning of 2022. The security situation is expected to deteriorate further as the transitional period following the signing of Revitalized Peace Process is nearing its end in 2023.

In 2022, the mission’s estimated budget is around USD 2,5+ million, and there are 50+ employees.

To learn more about the South Sudan mission, please click here.


General objectives

The logistics coordinator pilot logistics activities of the mission to ensure the smooth running of SI programs in the country. He/ she ensures the implementation of SI procedures and logistics tools on the mission as well as their compliance and proper use, and compliance with donor requirements. He / she contribute to design the mission strategy, drafting and design projects necessary means and activities. He/she supports the head of mission by implementing security measures, providing logistic means, and back up of the CD in case of absence. He/She is the referent on the mission and the link between headquarters and the mission for any issue related to logistics.

Main responsibilities

  • Maintain and improve the logistics structure of the mission – Juba national team, while separating logistics from administration tasks, and responsibilities between coordination and EPR logistics.
  • Be the main focal point and coordinate on all logistics issues between SI permanent and temporary bases, Juba and the SI headquarters in Paris.
  • Ensure implementation of mitigation measures related to security.
  • Ensure transportation of supplies from Juba to field operations, while planning with sufficient time in advance.
  • Implement standards logistics tools according to SI logistic department Policy.
  • Engage in external networking with other INGOs on logistics and security issues.

Main priorities for the first three months

  • Develop procurement plans and obtain validation from HQ for new or updated projects.
  • Support installation of new bases.
  • Coach new team members and improve the logistics team capacity at base level.
  • Participate in proposal development process.
  • Implement Link (procurement software) and office 365 deployment over the mission.



Post graduate level in a related field (Generalist, Purchase, Logistics-related education, Bioforce…).


  • At least 3 years as logistics manager with INGO or UN agency.
  • Experience as logistic coordinator is recommended.
  • Substantial experience in supply chain management (minimum 2 years).
  • Substantial experience in management of team – both national staff and expatriates (minimum 2 years).
  • Substantial experience in managing transportation aspects of operations, e.g. truck, barges, airplane charters (minimum 1 year).
  • Previous experiences with Solidarités International are strongly appreciated.
  • Proven experience as an efficient and effective team manager, mainly in capacity building/coaching.
  • Previous experience in South Sudan or in a complex emergency is an asset.


  • Ability to multitask and deal with stressful situations.
  • Ability to take decisions and work in autonomy.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Capacity of negotiations with suppliers and authorities.
  • Organization, rigor.
  • A flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
  • Good capacity building and staff follow up skills.
  • Good organizational and coordination skills.
  • Master of the MS office pack, including Excel.


Bilingual in English, written and spoken. Arabic is an asset.


A salaried position According to experience, starting from EUR 2680 gross per month (base salary EUR 2400 + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) + a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.

SI covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.


During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every 3 months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3, 6 and 9 months (with USD 850 allocated by SI). In addition to these, SI adds 1 additional rest day per month of work, i.e. 12 additional days off for a one-year contract.

Insurance package Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which covers all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system, including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Living conditions and security

The Logistics Coordinator will be living in a shared guesthouse with the other international staffs, in a compound directly connected to the office.

There is an internal curfew at night for international staffs. It is possible to walk in the streets during the day in the permitted zone around the office. There’s a driver available on evenings and weekends for movements out of office hours.

Juba, as the capital of South Sudan offers a good variety of markets, supermarkets, restaurants, and bars.


Safety and security rules are regularly reviewed and adapted to the situation, to minimize the exposure to the COVID 19, in constant monitoring and adaptation to the context evolution.

Please note that SI strongly recommends its staff to get the vaccination against COVID 19, using WHO-approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure, in order to reduce the future logistical constraints once on the field.


Please send us your CV and cover letter in English.

If you have already been technically validated by SI on the position, please mention it.

NB: the vacancy may close before the deadline.

To learn more about SI, please visit our website.

Please send us your CV and cover letter in English.

If you have already been technically validated by SI on the position, please mention it.

NB: the vacancy may close before the deadline.

To learn more about SI, please visit our website.

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