Logistics Officer

Nederlandse Rode Kruis


We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.

The Disaster Response Unit has opened a vacancy for a:

Logistics Officer

(The Hague, 32 – 40 hours p/w, 6 months April –September)

Position within the organization

The Logistics Officer reports to the Unit lead Disaster Response, and will form a team with the Logistics officer. Together they support the bilateral partnership desks, the Caribbean Branches and the other units in their procurement activities conform NLRC procurement policies.

Purpose of the position

The Netherlands Red Cross is recruiting a Logistics Officer within our international department. We are looking for a logistics specialist providing specific support and expertise to the assistance activities in the field and procurement of services at HQ. As such he/she is responsible for the procurement process, transportation and customs formalities and linking to inventory and warehousing management when requested. The logistics specialist ensures that the logistics operations comply with NLRC procurement policy and international standards. He /she is responsible to deliver timely logistics services ensuring the right quality at the optimal price and ensuring that the required documentation and process can be monitored to the satisfaction of the budget-holder and external auditing and provides up to date information on the status of the procurement. The Logistics Officer plays a pro-active role in training and supporting other NLRC employees so as to ensure procurement and logistics guidelines and policies are fully understood, communicated and locally applied. Promote adherence to best practice principles and compliance with necessary regulation, legislation and Red Cross Movement principles.

Responsibilities and activities

  • Perform all procurement transactions as required, liaise and co-ordinate with the relevant NLRC country delegations/ HQ departments/functions regarding delivery of supplies and keep all parties informed of any changes in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice on logistics and procurement processes to NLRC country teams and implementing partners to enable the delivery of a high quality and commercially effective procurement and logistics service provision
  • Be accountable to ensure the availability of all goods and services (right quality, right price, right time) in close communication with the budget-holder ensuring compliance with NLRC procurement standards.
  • To keep all documentation to full audit trail standards following standard NLRC procedures
  • Provide briefings to new delegates regarding the procurement guidelines and how to implement them.
  • Preparation and submission of Management reports and analysis including tracking and performance tools .
  • Support the IH Management team in managing, evaluating and reporting upon procurement activity which meets delivery, budget and quality targets in-line with NLRC procedures and country procurement tables.
  • Establish a framework agreement with consultancy-based Rapid Response roster members.
  • Support of deployments of consultancy-based Rapid Response personnel with contracts.
  • Support the International Department in stock management for Rapid Response deployments.
  • Facilitate the recruitment process of consultants.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Local/Regional Frame Agreement (LFA/RFA) upon request
  • Contribute to supply chain service improvement, good practice, continuous learning and knowledge sharing

Profile candidate/Qualifications

The Netherlands Red Cross is looking for talented employees who are motivated to fulfil this position, regardless of cultural background, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Skills and experience

  • Excellent command of English, French and Dutch are considered an asset
  • Recognized qualification in Logistics (Supply Chain, Purchasing, Import/Export, Transport, Warehouse and inventory management)
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in international Logistics (experience in humanitarian field is an asset)
  • IT literate
  • Commitment to the humanitarian mandate and principles of the Red Cross Movement
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Responsible, well organised and motivated
  • Able to work and prioritise under pressure, full accountability and high autonomy in execution of role.


  • Planning
  • Client focused
  • Results-oriented
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

We offer

  • A parttime or fulltime appointment for 32-40 hours per week (based on 40-hour work week) for 6 months (available to start in April).
  • A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.
  • Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.
  • Remuneration: the salary scale level is set at 10 as mentioned in the CAO, depending on education level and experience. (min. € 3.028,40 until max. € 3.849,48 gross per month on the basis of full time employment).


Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference to Rob Vugs before 29 March 2021 using our online application tool via https://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/nl/Vacature/Solliciteren/182100/job

For more information about the position, you can contact Hans Coonen on HCoonen@redcross.nl.

An assessment can be part of the selection procedure. The selection procedure will start as soon as the first reactions have been received, so it is advisable to respond to this vacancy as soon as possible.

For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis

Acquisition for his vacancy will not be appreciated

Nederlandse Rode Kruis

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Logistics Officer

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