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Position: Operations Officer - Roving Logistics Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 months ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services ? empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopians through a market-based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 ? 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.

For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website:

Context and Purpose of the job

The Roving logistics officer is part of the Operations team, which focuses on providing Procurement and logistics support for all SNV regional offices, and support on the optimization of quality operation systems in regional offices.

The main purpose of the roving Logistics Officer is to work as part of the operation team, managing all responsibilities related to procurement and logistics. The operation officer is responsible for ensuring quality in fleet, warehouse, asset, and procurement support in SNV regional offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure SNV procurement and logistical systems/ procedures are in place, maintained and, adhered to so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently in the regional office.
  • Maintain familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring all regional offices are compliant with donor and SNV procedures/ requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and archiving systems are in place at regional offices.
  • Ensure and train procurement and logistics report systems are in place.
  • Support and ensure that quality inventory and asset inventory systems are in place at the regional offices.
  • Support and ensure that SNV procurement procedures are followed and that authorization levels are respected.
  • Support and ensure that SNV fleet policies and procedures are adhered to at the regional office and accurate log sheet recording is in place.
  • In close collaboration with the Finance department, assist in the monitoring of programme expenditure, the transparency of systems and procedures are in place and compliance with order processing requirements in regional offices.
  • Ensure a proper record of expenditures, receipts, requisitions, purchase order forms, waybills, and all other documents are kept in regional offices.
  • Work with the Regional Office Managers in assessment, office set up and covering any gaps.
  • Follow-up activities and support on-time delivery/receiving of requests.
  • Maintain good inter-team communications and positive team dynamics.
  • Support on training and implementation of Procurement and logistics software at regional offices.
  • Support on vehicle insurance, log sheet, and data collection at field offices.
  • Enhance the capacity of the field support team related to logistics principles and procedures.
  • Support on Set up of new office premises, warehouses, and guesthouses.
  • Support on implementation of driver code of conduct and other fleet systems in field offices
  • Support on implementation of proper fleet data and period report on insurance and other ownership renewal requirement to fleet focal persons.
  • Coordinate with the Addis Ababa operation team on the implementation of procedures and reflect regional office requirements.
  • Maintains close communication /relationship with all regional office- managers, and logisticians on procurement and logistics activities.
  • Report any issue to the Addis Ababa operation manager.
  • Support the ROM in reporting and implementation of SNV operation requirements.
  • Submit procurement and fleet reports to SNV Addis Ababa Office.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the line Manager or his/her supervisor.


  • Bachelor?s degree in relevant discipline with higher thinking level with relevant experience (4 or 5 years) in operations procurement and logistics activities
  • Good knowledge of logistics systems, Fleet management
  • Knowledge of Donor funding regulations
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Excellent skills in purchasing techniques within the context of this position
  • Good computer skills: Excel, Word, the purchasing system and SAP BD system
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to plan with good organizational skills, including prioritization and ability to work under pressure
  • Initiative and ability to follow up on issues
  • Good reporting and communication skills


  • Problem analysis
  • Result orientation
  • Initiative
  • Communication
  • Perseverance

Additional Information

Contract Type: National

Expected start date: As soon as possible

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract Duration: one (1) year with possible extension based on performance and budget availability. 

Working at SNV 

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package; for internationals, we offer an international benefits package and to Ethiopian nationals, we offer a competitive national package. We also offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts.