Logistics & Procurement Advisor- Latin America and USA region

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  • Bogotá Colombia
  • TBD USD / Year
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Job Title: Logistics & Procurement Advisor- Latin America and USA region

Country: Columbia or Honduras

Contract Duration: 24 months National Contract

Expected Start Date: March 2024

Reports to: Head of Logistics and Procurement

General Description of the Programme/GOAL

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of more than 3,000 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €200 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission.

Job Purpose

The Logistics & Procurement Advisor is responsible to work closely with the country teams to ensure delivery of logistics and procurement services in line with project needs, GOAL standards and regional context. They will have a key role in delivery of global policies and procedures in the region. As part of the global technical team, they will input to continued innovation and improvement in logistics and procurement services. The advisor will work closely with the Regional Director on cross cutting issues, planning and prioritisation of support.

This role has a surge support function and travel is required to various countries.

Duties and responsibilities

Procurement and Logistics

  • Directly support and advise country procurement and logistics teams in planning and delivery of procurement and logistics services.
  • Input to procurement and logistics strategy and plan development for country programmes and high value projects to ensure efficient and effective services in line with GOAL and donor requirements.
  • Monitor country procurement and logistics service performance metrics, highlight areas of weakness and work with country teams to develop and deliver improvement plans.
  • Advise the Systems Director on planning and resourcing of logistics and procurement services.
  • Monitor logistics and procurement service costs and advise on areas of risk or need for review.
  • Participate in workforce planning, job design, selection, and on-boarding of procurement and logistics staff.
  • Provide regional procurement and logistics analysis and recommendations to the Regional Director.
  • Work with country teams to develop climate smart operations strategies. Lead on identifying opportunities and delivering plans to reduce GOAL negative environmental impact.
  • Liaise with HQ team and other departments for technical support and approvals.
  • Provide technical mentorship and training to procurement staff, logistics staff and Systems Directors.
  • Gap filling and surge support for new project start-up
  • Work with regional director on regional approaches including plans for regional operations, staff development, secondments, and cross learning.
  • Develop regional and global technical logistics and procurement materials as requested.

Training and Representation:

  • Participate in regional and global technical forums as requested.
  • Develop and deliver face to face, online and self-paced training materials.
  • Provide training to country management teams on procurement and logistics services.
  • Maintain personal development and learning to be up to date on sector best practices.

Emergency Preparedness and Response:

  • Ensure all countries have procurement and logistics emergency preparedness and response plans in place.
  • Work with the Regional Director on regional analysis, assessments and other advice on potential countries or areas of operation.
  • Deploy to the field for emergency response in new country or existing country programme operations.

Undertake other relevant tasks relating to GOAL activities as required.

Key Performance Objectives

  • KPO 1 – country logistics and procurement reporting is up to date and used to inform management decisions.
  • KPO 2 – timely feedback on reports and request for support from countries.
  • KPO 3 – regional analysis of logistics and procurement service performance, costs and risks is in place and up to date.
  • KPO 4 – mentorship and training plans in place and being delivered.


  • The ability to plan, organise and implement projects in multi-cultural environments.
  • Be logical and organised with a strong administrative and analytical ability.
  • Capable of being flexible and multi-tasking in busy situations.
  • Effective communication skills and experience with cross-functional collaboration.

Requirements (Person Specification)


  • 5+ years relevant work experience in logistics and/or procurement services management.
  • Experience in Humanitarian and/or Development programming.
  • Strong technical knowledge on procurement and logistics services.
  • Experience in developing service strategies based on customer needs.
  • Familiarity with digital solutions and data analytics.
  • Good communication skills and experience in working with multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to country programmes and work in resource limited environments.
  • Willingness and ability to work remotely/virtually with colleagues and to be able to work from home.
  • Working level oral and written Spanish and English.


  • French language
  • Degree level education
  • Experience in humanitarian emergency response
  • CIPS/CILH/CHL/Bioforce or equivalent qualification


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountabilitywithin GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

How to apply

Interested parties must enter the following link to upload their updated CV and the Letter of Expression of Interest.

• The CV and Letter of Expression of Interest must be shared or sent in English.

• Indicate your place of residence or country.

• Include in your CV your email and cell phone number where we can contact you.

• Upload it as requested in the following link:


Deadline: 9 Mar 2024

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