Global Logistics Advisor

Type of employment
Headquarters Staff
Malteser International is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.

The Quality, Evidence & Learning department promotes the implementation of internal and international quality standards in humanitarian aid and development cooperation. We provide guidance on important aspects of our work and offer advice in the core sectors of our work, project cycle management and operational support. We also organize training and learning events in the form of online webinars, face-to-face trainings and regional learning fora.

To support and further develop our work in the area of logistics in our HQ, our warehouse in Oestrich-Winkel and our worldwide locations, we are looking for a Global Logistics Advisor.

As Global Logistics Advisor you will advise and support project locations and/or implementing partners in procurement, inventory, warehouse, and fleet management. In our HQ in Cologne, you will need to ensure compliance with existing standards, to guarantee harmonized smooth workflows and to implement clear and efficient logistics processes. In the context of humanitarian crises, you lead the logistical preparation, implementation and follow-up of Malteser International’s emergency relief operations.

Your responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for overall logistics at Malteser International HQ in Cologne in cooperation with the respective departments at the Malteser Hilfsdienst: warehouse management, tenders, efficient procurement processes and framework contracts 
  • Logistical preparation and follow-up of emergency relief missions and, if necessary, conducting assessments in the countries of operations
  • Carrying out procurements and organizing the transport of relief supplies to the field operations, if necessary
  • Advising and training the MI locations and local logistics staff as well as partner organizations in the regions in the area of logistics (tendering, procurement, inventory, warehouse and fleet management, etc.)
  • Updating and further developing MI logistics manuals, standards and innovations in logistics (supply chains, climate-neutral logistics, digitalization, logistics in MI’s Emergency Medical Team, etc.) 
  • Representation of MI in international and national networks in the field of logistics (Global Logistic Cluster, UNHRD etc.)

Your profile:

  • Relevant training or corresponding (university) degree in the field of logistics 
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in humanitarian aid and international cooperation
  • Sound knowledge of tendering and procurement procedures as well as inventory, warehouse and fleet management
  • Knowledge of the Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) procedures desirable
  • Team-orientated colleague who values open discourse, excels at active listening and adapting solutions to individual challenges 
  • Business fluent in English and German; additional language skills (French and Spanish) are an advantage
  • Readiness to travel to MI project locations, incl. short-term assignments in crisis and disaster areas with difficult security situations

What we offer:

  • A responsible and exciting job in a committed, international working environment
  • The possibility of business trips to our project locations
  • A modern, well-equipped workplace in Cologne; subsidy for public transport and the option of leasing a job bike
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working by arrangement as well as a good reconciliation of work and family life
  • A full-time position limited to two years with the option of extension
  • Adequate compensation according to AVR-Caritas including Christmas and holiday pay, child allowance as well as a company pension scheme and other social benefits 

Working for Malteser International

Malteser is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession or origin. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration given equal qualifications. As a church-based employer, we expect identification with our values as a Catholic relief organisation.
Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records check for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MI’s Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City. For more information please click here.

Contact Details:

Dorothee Fees 
Human Resources 
T: +49 (0)221 9822-7142
Malteser International  
Erna-Scheffler-Str. 2  
51103 Köln  

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, kindly submit your extensive application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) online at our job portal until 28 April 2024.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.