Logistics Associate

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam's engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities' resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in peoples's lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam's work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Logistics Associate

"Applicable for Nepali Nationals only"

Level: E1

Duration: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2024, with possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

The Role 

The Logistics Associate is responsible for supporting in managing the overall logistics functions of procurement, assets, equipment, store, warehouse and fleet and to ensure effective, transparent and accountable logistics support.

What we are looking for 

The position is under Logistic and fleet team, the team which ensures that Oxfam in Nepal has quality logistics management functions in place with the high level of technical and logistic capacity to support programs and projects, proactively provide business-focused and result-oriented quality professional and technical services to the Nepal country program. Contributes towards developing logistics Management capabilities in Oxfam and its partner organizations. In case of humanitarian emergencies, to ensure scale up and to respond rapidly to major the humanitarian emergencies and development requirements and ready to respond to major humanitarian programme.

  • Bachelors’ degree in logistics or business administration or on relevant field. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in I/NGOS in logistics management and experience in humanitarian, development programmes and security aspects.
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
  • Proven knowledge of computerized systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets; 
  • Flexibility under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Good experience in purchasing, warehousing, asset/ equipment, administration and fleet management.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, can follow instructions under limited supervision
  • Sound knowledge of related local laws and statutory requirements.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety
  • Sensitivity to gender and diversity issues in work practices.
  • Good written and communication skills. Fluency in English
  • Ability to keep clear and concise records

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WASH and Water Governance, Resilience and Climate Justice and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. 

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the Organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, to ‘apply for this role’ click the below link.

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/19977/description

Application for the above position can be sent by 27 September 2023. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 21 organizations working together with thousands of partners and allies across regions in 87 countries. Oxfam fights the inequalities that keep people locked in poverty and injustice, we tackle not the symptoms but the systems, and we campaign for genuine, durable change.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Logistics / Procurement, Business Administration
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration or any relevant field.
Posted Date 13 Sep, 2023
Apply Before 27 Sep, 2023
City Kathmandu