Management Sciences for Health

  • Transport and Logistics Manager

    Grade
    I
    Job ID
    13-10043
    Location
    Malawi-Lilongwe
    # of Positions
    1
    Group/Office
    HPG
    Dept/Unit
    GEN (General)
    Project/Program
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Reports To
    Operations Director
  • Overview

    The Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s Health (ONSE Health) program is a five-year, USAID-funded program to improve maternal, newborn, and child survival and well-being in Malawi. ONSE Health is working towards four main objectives: (1) increasing access to priority health services; (2) improving quality of priority health services; (3) strengthening performance of health systems; and (4) increasing demand for priority health services. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are core components of the program. WASH activities aim to improve water supply and sanitation services in remote, hard to reach, and underserved communities, as well as in health facilities.

     

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

    Transport and Logistics Manager is responsible for the overall management, organization and logistical planning for vehicles and repairs through a functional mechanical system on a timely manner. S/he manages the current fleet project-owned and operated vehicles and an expected project-supported fleet of 28 of vehicles, 32 motorbikes and supervises the drivers. S/he manages external relationships with vendors, garages and technicians on behalf of MSH including managing fuel for the fleet and ensuring timely payments to the fuel vendors. The Transport and Logistics Manager works as the security focal point on all safety matters and demonstrates leadership skills, and proactively seeks solutions to complex logistical problems.   

    Qualifications and Experience

    • At least six (6) years of transport and logistics management experience with international organizations or similar organizations.
    • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience is preferred.
    • Thorough knowledge of automotive vehicle operation, maintenance, and safety is required.
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to details, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
    • Must be able to effectively negotiate conflicting expectations or requests from drivers for changes in trips or work schedule through effective management of the travel plan for staff.
    • Must be able to establish priorities during periods of peak demand for project vehicles.
    • Familiar with procedures in vehicle registration, licenses, and insurance.
    • Familiar and comfortable with spoken and written English.
    • Maintenance of trip logbook and other vehicle records.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and external partners/stakeholders
    • Flexibility to provide office support as needed.
    • Ability to maintain passenger confidence on their safety and security and timely transport to various destinations.

    Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel).       

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Operations Director
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