Freight Solutions Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – May 2024

Freight Solutions Officer

Overall Responsibility

  • The Freight Solutions 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;
  • Manage contracts for international road transport services, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, negotiating favourable terms and conditions, monitoring performance metrics, and resolving any disputes or issues that may arise;
  • 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;
  • Strong team leadership skills and Supervision experience;
  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen.

Submit Your Application

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  • The interested candidates should submit their applications on or before 14th May 2024 at 4:30 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Logistics Support Centre, HR Department via:
  • E-mail : [email protected]
  • The reference Freight Solutions Officer must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required Degree & other supporting documents, your application will not be considered.