Position Title: Logistics and Administrative Assistant

Location: Harare

Supervisor: Logistics and Administrative Officer

Position Summary:

Under the Logistics and Administrative Officer's guidance and supervision, the organization’s facilities, procurement, inventory, security, and travel management will support the smooth operation. He/she will also ensure the efficient running of the FHI 360 Zimbabwe fleet of vehicles, including control, allocations, maintenance, fueling, servicing, and repairs. Supervise drivers and ensure adherence to road safety standards. The Administrative and Logistics Assistant will be responsible for effective utilization of organizational resources in achieving the above stated deliverables.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the planning, organizing, and overseeing the multi-functional provisions of procurement, security, and administrative support to FHI 360 Zimbabwe.

  • Schedule and submit for approval all maintenance, servicing, and repairs of all vehicles, ensuring the use of quality spare parts and focusing on limiting vehicle downtime.

  • Ensure that all vehicles are properly licensed and insured and that all records and logbooks are up to date.

  • Ensure accurate accounting of kilometers, fuel consumption, and cost.

  • Support all drivers by ensuring that all are trained, qualified, and appropriately licensed.

  • Assist on sourcing strategies that support corporate and field objectives, providing FHI 360 competitive advantage in materials, supplies, security, and services management.

  • Maintain a schedule of upkeep, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the entire FHI 360 facility, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventive maintenance programs.

  • Ensure the maintenance and tracking of inventory/stock of all office equipment.

  • Custodian of petty cash requests for Country Office

  • Ensure travel arrangements for Provincial and District staffs and other participants are well coordinated.

  • Supports the planning, coordination, and allocation of office space in consultation with relevant parties.

  • Ensures appropriate tagging of office equipment, furniture, and fittings.

  • Provide driving services for the Country Office.

  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    • Proven proactive skills in identifying cost savings, cost avoidance and efficiency opportunities.

    • Knowledge of Zimbabwe transportation laws and regulations, logistics, fleet scheduling, administration, and maintenance

    • Extensive knowledge of vehicle insurance, safety, and traffic rules, strong Zimbabwe experience, and knowledge of the Zimbabwe context.

    • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationships with key internal customers and other key stakeholders.

    • Demonstrated knowledge in pricing, contracts negotiations, conflict resolutions, policies, and procedures.

    • Good analytical, numerical, and mature problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to adapt easily to changing needs and patterns of work.

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pastel, AccPac, Quick Books or any Accounting Software

    • Ability to manage and work under pressure with minimal supervision.

    • Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in multi- cultural settings.

    • Strong sense of ethics, integrity, credibility, and respect of diversity.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and management with diplomacy and firmness.

      Qualifications and Requirements:

      • BS/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in operations, procurement, maintenance, and/or administration of facilities/fleet management.

      • Or completed ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, SAA, IAC, HND or any other relevant professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years post qualification is required.

      • A minimum of a Diploma in Transport and Logistics or related field, possession of trade test certificate or any recognized traffic certificate would be an added advantage.

      • Extensive knowledge of traffic rules is a must.

      • Possession of a valid driver’s license is a must.

      • Familiarity with donor-funded procurement rules and regulations (particularly experience with USAID procurement regulations) is required.

      • A clean class 4 driver's license is a must.

        This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

        FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

        Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

        FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

        FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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