Logistics Manager

at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 29, 2021
Category Business Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


GIZ-Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #110/2021

Employment and Private Sector Development

 Several projects in the cluster “Employment and Private Sector Development” are pooling their administrative and financial services in one Admin & Finance team that aims to deliver more efficient and professional services. All projects in the cluster have recently moved into a new common office building and need support in the area of logistics and facility management. The projects in the cluster jointly aim at enhancing productivity and supporting the growth of a robust and profitable economy to create more employment opportunities for young people in Ethiopia.

 Contract Duration:                     Until 31.03.2025

Job Requirements

Responsibilities and Tasks

A.      Responsibilities

The Logistics Manager is responsible for:

  • Managing the GIZ fleet incl. dispatch system for cars and transport related services
  • Asset management system development incl. project inventory, storage management
  • Facility management incl. supervision of operation and maintenance of office building, reception and security system

The logistics manager performs the following tasks:

B.      Tasks

1.       Fleet Management

The Logistics Manager

  • Supervises a team of 20 drivers and facilitators in the cluster
  • Develops and manages a cluster wide car dispatch system that provides a more efficient and effective transport service to the projects
  • Supervises car cleaning and maintenance routines
  • Manages insurances and car registrations
  • Checks and controls logbooks, re-fueling and other expenses
  • Ensures further training and adherence to security and safety standards among the drivers/facilitators team
  • Documents and files all relevant processes

2.       Asset Management and Inventory

The Logistics Manager

  • Ensures that all office assets of the projects are in order, maintained, repaired and well-functioning
  • Ensures that inventory lists of projects are up to date
  • Develops a proper storage management system and ensures that projects are supplied in time with consumables, stationary, etc.

3.       Facility Management

The Logistics Manager

  • Regularly inspects the building and ensures functioning of all facilities
  • Liaises with the building owner representative where needed for operation and maintenance (e.g. generator, water system, etc.)
  • Ensures and supervises the installation of security systems and ensures that safety standards are adhered to;
  • Develops and supervises a reception system for the office building (incl. security checks, central caller/email distribution, etc.)
  • Develops and supervises a meeting room reservation system for all meeting rooms on all floors

4.       Other duties/additional tasks

The Logistics Manager

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.      Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • Minimum MA in Business Administration, recognized commercial diploma in business administration or construction, logistics, management or equivalent

Professional experience

  • At least 10 years’ professional experience in a comparable field as logistics officer / manager
  • At least 3 years’ experience and proven record of team management
  • Experience in working in international (N)GOs environment preferred

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Proven competence in facility management, logistics and operation & maintenance
  • Proven training in leadership and management
  • GIZ experience preferable
  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Very good knowledge of English, ideally a basic knowledge of German
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.


Applying Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Emailhreth@giz.de



Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Logistics Manager #110/2021’ in the subject line of your email application.

Due to large number of applications we categorize applications with the vacancy numbers.


Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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