UK-Med Register – Logistics Coordinator

Are you an experienced humanitarian logistician skilled in leading people and managing complex security risks?

Role: Logistics Coordinator

Hours: UK-Med Register role, no guarantee of any work, but if deployed work will be full-time

Pay: If deployed, starting rate expected to be GBP808 – GBP929 per week (GBP3500 – GBP4025 per month)

Location: Able to travel internationally at short notice

UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years.  We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014, we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

Our responses are staffed from our Register of surge responders.  Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed.  Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.

We are seeking up to 20 new people to join our Register to be available to deploy in Logistics Coordinator (LogCo) roles.  You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for 4-6 weeks at a time (longer availability may be an advantage).

Our ideal candidates will be experienced humanitarian logisticians who understand what it takes to set up a humanitarian medical response in a new context.  UK-Med surges health teams and temporary health facilities into humanitarian contexts anywhere in the world.  Our LogCos need to be able to set up and run a comprehensive in country logs system in contexts where we do not have an existing country office.

You will be capable of managing a generalist set of logistics activities, including transport, procurement, supply chain, warehousing site management etc.  You will be a skilled manager and supervisor, able to get the best out of staff, contractors and partners.  You will be used to working in insecure environments.  You will be able to work well with other stakeholders and will be willing to deploy either as a stand-alone logistician supporting a small team, or as the leader of a larger logistics team.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn.  Language skills will be an advantage.

We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses.

If deployed, starting rate expected to be GBP808 – GBP929 per week (GBP3500 – GBP4025 per month)

To express your interest:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Logistics Coordinator – December 2022 before applying for this role.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications.  Please apply as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 13th January 2023.

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • How many years of experience do you have in humanitarian logistics roles?
  • Please describe any experience you have of providing logistics support in humanitarian responses? Particularly providing information on your coordination and management roles within responses (150 words maximum)
  • Please describe your experience of staff management and providing leadership in a humanitarian setting. (150 words maximum)
  • Please explain how you plan to be available for deployment with UK-Med i.e. what are your commitments e.g. work, family and how can you be confident that you can leave these at short notice? (150 words maximum)

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.