UK-Med Ukraine Response – Logistics Coordinator (LogCo)

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

Role: Logistics Coordinator

Hours: Work will be full-time. Immediate start required, with a minimum of 6 weeks availability.

Pay: Starting rate expected to be GBP808 – GBP929 per week (GBP3500 – GBP4025 per month).

Location: Ukraine, supporting the logistics of primary health teams.

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 several new people to join our teams in Ukraine, to be available to deploy in Logistics Coordinator (LogCo) roles.  You will be able to make yourself available to work in Ukraine immediately for 6 weeks (longer availability may be an advantage), supporting the health needs of internally displaced persons.

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 offices.

You will be capable of managing a generalist set of logistics activities, including transport, procurement, supply chain, security, 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 and managing security 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, should you decide to join our Register at a later date.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – UK-Med Ukraine Response – Logistics Coordinator (LogCo) before applying for this role.

To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV through our Online Jobs Portal as soon as possible.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications. This is an ongoing recruitment campaign to support our current mission in Ukraine.

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • How many years of experience do you have in humanitarian logistics roles?
  • Please describe the experience you have of providing logistics support in humanitarian responses? Please highlight any experience of coordination and/or health responses (200 words maximum)
  • Please describe your experience of staff management and leadership (150 words maximum)
  • Please describe any experience you have of managing security in humanitarian contexts / insecure environments? (150 words maximum)
  • Where are you based and what is your right to work in Ukraine?

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.

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