Abt Associates

Abt Associates


Position: Logistics and Warehouse Manager, Ethiopia PMI Evolve
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 3 days ago
Deadline: July, 19/2024 (6 days left)

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize your well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

As the Logistics and Warehouse Manager, you will be responsible for the inventory management and logistics functions for all malaria vector control activities on the PMI Evolve Project.

Project Description

The PMI Evolve Project supports the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control strategy with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria while promoting equity to sustain malaria gains. Abt has implemented integrated vector control for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS), technical assistance for insecticide-treated net (ITN) distribution and durability monitoring, and new approaches for larval source management (LSM). Additionally, Abt’s PMI-funded work manages the most comprehensive malaria vector entomological surveillance programs in 21 African countries to inform malaria vector control trends, strategies, and impacts. Under the PMI Evolve Project, Abt will further its delivery of integrated vector control programs by partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments to co-design and co-implement tailored malaria vector control programs. The end goal is fighting malaria while strengthening local capacity to sustain malaria gains.

Ethiopia is among the largest, fastest-paced, and most complex Evolve country programs. The team is responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of three large-scale vector control interventions (IRS, ITN distribution, and LSM) simultaneously in different regions and districts across the country every year while maintaining expansive geographical coverage of entomological monitoring for traditional and invasive malaria vectors, working with multiple local and international collaborators, and taking on frequent ad hoc assignments such as operational research, capacity strengthening, etc.

Core Responsibilities

  • Serves as the PMI Evolve Ethiopia country program Property Manager, managing the project’s inventory control system, including storage, affixing inventory stickers, quality control, updating and reconciling property records, and inventory reporting for all project assets and materials monthly to the project management.
  • Maintains an accurate, up-to-date register of all property.
  • File all product information included with new property (manuals, warrantees, etc.).
  • Responsible for designating another office member to conduct a semi-annual physical verification of the inventory and reviewing the results.
  • Support all investigations following a report of lost or stolen property, and ensure the appropriate documentation (memos, reports, etc.) are filed. The property details should be appropriately updated on the property register.
  • Prepare and submit the annual non-expendable property (NXP) report to USAID.
  • Lead the annual disposition process in collaboration with technical managers following the second physical evaluation of property towards the end of the year.
  • Directs and supervises the storage, distribution, and transport of all project assets and materials – whether IRS, ITN, entomology, LSM, or new malaria vector control products – commodities and equipment throughout the country.
  • Manages the logistics for all project activities, including IRS/LSM campaigns, routine and/or mass ITN distributions, entomological activities, and other events such as training, workshops meetings, etc.
  • Monitors the logistics and materials distribution plan before each IRS/LSM campaign or ITN distribution.
  • Supervises and manages the Warehouse Specialist and Logistics Specialist; delegates or assigns tasks as needed.
  • Works closely with local government stakeholders, partner organizations, and/or community leaders to leverage existing logistics capacity and elevate their skills.
  • In collaboration with the Environmental Compliance & Safety Officer and Logistics Specialist:
  • Ensures that all health and safety measures are in place and followed when utilizing insecticide- or larvicide-based products
  • Ensures clearance and proper disposal of all waste material and excess items from project stores.
  • Helps to train warehouse managers, site supervisors, storekeepers, and other seasonal support staff on environmental compliance and safety issues related to malaria vector control interventions.

What We Value

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + five years of relevant experience, or master’s degree + three years of relevant experience, or PhD

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business Administration, or other relevant field.
  • At least four (4) years of relevant professional experience, with significant experience in the logistics and management of commodities. Demonstrated experience in field warehouse/store management.
  • At least two (2) years working in close partnership with government stakeholders, local community leaders, and partner organizations with an emphasis on capacity strengthening and skills transfer.
  • Demonstrated experience managing logistics for ITN distribution, IRS, or LSM is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated capability to work in close partnership with external stakeholders and transfer skills.
  • Excellent management, supervisory, organizational, computer, and writing skills.
  • English language fluency.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your well-being centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.