Deputy Head of Department, Logistics – Supply Chain at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Head of Department, Logistics – Supply Chain

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Job Type: Full Time
Career Level: Manager/Supervisor
Proposed Start Date: June 2023
Department: Logistics
Reporting to: Head of Department Logistics

Job Description

  • We are currently looking to fill the role of Deputy Head of Department Supply Chain who will be responsible to support the supply chain management activities across the mission, manage international supplies and customs clearance processes, replace the HOD Log when required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the interim Head of Department Logistics during his absence unless otherwise. In other words, she/he will fully take the role of Head of Department in his absence except for the cases where a handover note indicate shared responsibilities with other persons.
  • The Deputy Head of Department Supply Chain should provide technical support to the base teams on supply and stock management (including pharmaceuticals) related matters with the support of the Head of Department Logistics. This support can be done either remotely or in person with regular field visits.
  • Ensure that warehouses (including pharmacies) are organized according to ACF standards.
  • Replace temporarily Supply Chain Managers members at the bases if needed;
  • Supervise the Supply Chain Manager team in Abuja. Despite she/he not being involved in the day to day Supply Chain Manager works in Abuja, he/she will make sure that the team members have work plans and implement them properly.
  • Directly support tender processes across the mission.
  • Deal with all quality issues linked with Supply Chain Manager and the rest of the mission.
  • Prepare all HQPRs.
  • Follow-up on HQ supply and update requesters.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze supply plans across the missions taking the PPP into consideration and project timelines.
  • Monthly follow up of mission’s supply plan, provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Launch and follow up with the Mission’s IDEC.
  • Ensure the necessary and mandatory regulatory certificates are available for clearance of supplies for the port for all international supplies.
  • Update customs clearance SOP as may be required.
  • Flag any changes in the customs clearance process (to mission and HQ).

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration OR Logistics or Purchasing and Supply.
  • Certification in CIPS, Supply or Logistics desirable.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Logistics or Purchasing and Supply preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years extensive experience in Supply Chain Management and coordination, preferably in humanitarian or development work.
  • High level of Integrity and transparency.
  • Capacity to conduct trainings and team management.
  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power point).
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently.
  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information;
  • Excellent people management skills combined with the ability and desire to further develop staff capacity.
  • Possess strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Effective multi-tasking skills with ability to coordinate and handle pressure/stress well.
  • Flexible, able to live and work in a stressful and insecure environment;
  • Previous experience working for NGOs an asset, particularly international;
  • Fluent in basic IT and networking technology.

Starting Basic Salary

  • NGN812,290 per month (excluding other benefits).
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.

Application Closing Date
9th May 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for a hospitalized child and creche facilities for babies and toddlers.
  • All candidates MUST ensure they answer all the questions asked for this application. Failure to do so means candidates will not be considered for the process.
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