place Democratic Republic of the Congo
Internship | 6 months | ASAP
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.
ACTED Democratic Republic of the Congo
ACTED has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2003 to respond to humanitarian needs throughout the country. ACTED teams intervene in emergency situations towards the most vulnerable populations and displaced people in order to meet their basic needs. The NGO goes beyond emergency aid and implements long-term activities such as rehabilitation works, agricultural recovery projects or the geographic information systems. Through these, ACTED seeks to strengthen the resilience of populations and to support the structuring of civil society.
You will be in charge of 1. Contribute to improve logistics processes in country
- Contribute to maintain the national supplier database up-to-date & to nourish it from existing contracts, as well as market surveys;
- Contribute to improve the reliability of the order follow-up, and its dissemination amongst operational teams;
- Support major procurement campaigns by providing offers pre-analysis, drafting documentation such as procurement memos & contracts if needed, deploying operational plans under the CLM supervision;
- Support the efficient & exhaustive circulation, filing & archiving of procurement documentation as detailed in ACTED logistics manual (tender documents, contracts, quotations, etc.);
- Review & strengthen the Monthly Procurement follow-up, under the CLM supervision, with logistics & program teams.
Stocks & deliveries
- Support transportation means review, and handle market survey if needed under the CLM supervision;
- Support the logistics staff capacity building toward stocks & deliveries documents, tools & processes;
- Support the periodic inventories, and clear stock discrepancies in a documented manner;
- Support the efficient & exhaustive circulation, filing & archiving of stocks & deliveries documentation as detailed in ACTED logistics manual (stock reception vouchers, stocks cards, stock exit forms, etc.);
- Review & strengthen the Monthly Stock inventory report, under the CLM supervision, with logistics & program teams.
Fleet, transportation & fuel management
- Support fleet reviews, and fleet prospects under the CLM supervision (market surveys, fleet analysis, etc.)
- Support the implementation of user friendly tools for movements & maintenance planning;
- Review & strengthen the Monthly Motorized asset report under the CLM supervision, with logistics teams.
- Support the efficient & exhaustive circulation, filing & archiving of fleet & transportation documentation as detailed in ACTED logistics manual (logbooks, maintenance sheets, administrative authorizations, insurance cards, etc.).
- Support assets review, and physical inventories;
- Review & strengthen the Monthly asset follow-up per project code, budget line, with a clear location & user for each asset; investigate and document any loss or damage.
- Support the efficient & exhaustive circulation, filing & archiving of asset documentation as detailed in ACTED logistics manual (registration cards, etc.).
Communications & IT management
- Support communication & IT reviews under the CLM supervision;
- Review & strengthen the Monthly communication costs follow-up; investigate and support solving major over-costs;
- Support the implementation of the IT plan: handle market surveys of maintenance services, internet connections opportunities, etc. under the CLM supervision;
- Support the monthly data back-up (server, emails, etc.) as per replication standards;
- Support the efficient & exhaustive circulation, filing & archiving of communication & IT documentation (lease agreements, security assessments, etc.)
2. Train logistics & other staff to logistics procedures & tools
- Cross-check the overall consistency of all logistics TITANIC reports;
- Cross-check real data with TITANIC reports under a random strategy, in particular during field visits;
- Integrate internal & external audits recommendations into the monthly TITANIC review, as well as regular reviews.
3. Support logistics documentation
- Under the supervision of the CLM, maintain a training schedule over 6 months for logistics & other staff about logistics processes, procedures & tools, according to priorities agreed with CD, HQ Logistics & Audit departments;
- Ensure that all trainings courses are aligned with ACTED logistics procedures & tools;
- Ensure daily staff training during any task completed, with the final objective to empower logistics & other staff about logistics processes;
- Support the formalization of logistics rules & tools, under the CLM supervision (memo drafting, flow charts, etc.).
4. Upon request support logistics operations
- Make sure that filing as defined in ACTED manuals is part of the regular trainings to logistics staff;
- Review past documentation in capital & field offices when needed;
- Ensure the regular documentation flow from field offices to the capital office;
The Logistics Intern might be requested to replace a CLO/ALO in case of his/her absence, under close supervision of the CLM; or to support emergencies, high workload periods, or any specific situation that would require an unusual workload in logistics. In case of CLM absence, the Logistics Intern will support the management of logistics teams, and the continuity of all logistics processes, under close supervision of the Country Director.
Expected skills and qualifications
- Postgraduate diploma in relation to the position
- Ability to work efficiently under pressure
- Ability to work in an unstable security environment moving
- Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions
- Ability to work independently and creatively about the land and capital
- Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
Status : volunteer
- Living allowance of 300 USD
- Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
- Flights tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
- Provision of medical and repatriation insurances