Logistics Coordinator at Première Urgence Internationale

Starting Date : As Soon as Possible

Duration of Mission : 12 months

Localisation : Damascus

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Find out about our history and values

Humanitarian situation and needs :

As the crisis and armed conflict within the Syrian Arab Republic entered into its seventh year, an economic recession has emerged along with international economic sanctions – all further exacerbated by the level of destruction across the country. The global situation of the country is alarming:

  • 13.5 Million of people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 43% of them are children;
  • 85% of the population of Syria is living under the poverty level;
  • Unemployment rate reached 53%;
  • Households spend up to 25% of their income to meet minimum daily water requirements;
  • 4.3 Million are in need of shelter;
  • Over 13.8 Million people require early recovery and livelihood support;
  • 1/3 of school age children are not in schools and 1/3 of schools are out of service;
  • 2.7 Million youth are in need of assistance.

Our actions in the field :

For 2016-2019 PUI has developed a strategy aimed at ensuring a field-tailored integrated response, considering the necessary interaction between sectors and the evolution of needs during implementation. The core of this strategy is the Population of Syria and has been designed based on an analysis of the most probable scenario for the medium-term future as Tense status-quo with pockets of conflict and pockets of recovery in government-controlled areas.

The implications of this scenario on the needs of the population can be summarized as: Pockets of Conflict: Need for continued emergency response, focused on basic, lifesaving interventions (ie. NFIs, Water trucking).

Pockets of Stability: Need to establish the ground for early and medium term recovery interventions. To do this, PUI proposes an integrated strategy, focused on:

  • Rehabilitating community infrastructures (ie shelters, water and sanitation networks, health facilities, schools);
  • Increasing accessibility to education for school-aged children including drop out children;
  • Raising awareness about Child Protection issues, understanding of Children’s Rights and accessibility to protection services;
  • Re-establishing previous forms of livelihoods to reduce household’s reliance on humanitarian intervention;
  • Introducing and building skills sets to enable adolescents and young adults in livelihoods activities;
  • Integration of livelihoods beneficiaries into the private sector with development of linkages between beneficiaries and PUIs activities; Raising awareness about Psycho-social Support and building techniques and methodologies to enable educators to better respond to children’s needs.

Find out more about our response to the crisis.

As part of our actions in Syria, we are looking for a Logistics Coordinator.

The logistics coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of logistics on the mission. He/She makes sure the resources which are necessary for carrying out the programmes are available and actively participates in the mission’s safety management.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Safety : He/She assists the Head of Mission and the Safety Coordinator with the set up of the safety management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily concrete aspects of the material/equipement’s safety management.
  • Supplies : He/She coordinates supplies and deliveries for projects and for the bases. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistical tools are in place and are respected.
  • Fixed equipment : He/She is responsible of the management of computer equipment, tele/radiocommunication equipment and for the mission’s energy supply.
  • Fleet : He/She is responsible of the management of the fleet (availability, safety, maintenance etc), for the smooth functioning of the mission and the realization of activities in accordance with the available budget.
  • Functioning of the bases : He/She supports the teams in case of redeployment/installation/rehabilitation/ closing of bases.
  • Representation : He/She represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistic of the mission.
  • Coordination: He/She consolidates and communicates logistic information at the heart of the mission to headquarters and also coordinates internal and external reports.

Training and Experience:


  • Bac + 2 to + 5 in logistics (purchases, transport etc)


  • Minimum one year of humanitarian experience, in similar field.


  • Pack Office, very strong proficiency

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment):

  • Independence, an ability to take the initiative and a sense of responsibility
  • Good resistance to stress
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation
  • Good analysis and discernment capacities
  • Organization and priority management
  • Adaptability to changing priorities
  • Pragmatism, objectivity and an ability to take a step back and analyze
  • Ability to make suggestions
  • Sense of involvement
  • Trustworthiness and rigor
  • Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team


  • English mandatory
  • French and arabic desirable


  • Employed with a Fixed-term Contract – 12 months
  • Starting Date: 1st December 2020
  • Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI.
  • Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accommodation
  • Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 2, 4 and 8 months of mission + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

For more information about our offer, please look at the complete job description on our website!

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