Logistics Officer at Samaritan’s Purse

About US:

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Job Summary: The Logistics Officer will provide a broad range of logistical support (e.g. procurement, inventory, transportation, fleet, etc.) across all Samaritan’s Purse activities and operations in Uganda, ensuring timely and efficient delivery of goods, supplies and services at their intended destination.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Receive and fill procurement requests from SP offices in Uganda, DRC and South Sudan.
  • Receive and inspect equipment, materials and supplies before dispatch to specified locations, ensuring quality control and specification conformity.
  • Review and enforce service contracts.
  • Process all customs duties pertaining to cargo and cross-border shipments.
  • Prepare relevant logistics documentation (e.g. waybills, goods received notes, etc.) and maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all logistics activities.
  • Monitor and track daily Samaritan’s Purse vehicle use, scheduling servicing and repairs and handling insurance issues as necessary.
  • Maintain Samaritan’s Purse asset register, producing regular inventory reports.
  • Conduct all activities in the most cost-effective and efficient manner, in line with Samaritan’s Purse, Government of Uganda and donor policies and best practices.
  • Any other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or other related discipline.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in handling logistics, preferably within the NGO sector
  • Professional certification in procurement, logistics and transport an added advantage.
  • Full, clean, valid Ugandan driving license; knowledge of vehicle mechanics an advantage.
  • Functional geographical and working knowledge of Kampala.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented; good critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Commitment to excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.
  • Must agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the organization.

How to Apply

All interested and qualified candidates please submit CV, cover letter and relevant copies of academic documents by email to

ugandahr@samaritan.org or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse Uganda, Plot 126 Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: 4th February 2020 by 4.00 pm

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