IRAQ – Logistic & Security Coordinator – M/W


La Chaîne de l’Espoir is an international NGO founded in 1994. Its mission is to strengthen healthcare systems to give everyone, especially children, the same chances of survival and development.

We work in 28 countries with a global approach, focusing on children, mothers and disadvantaged communities:

  • Prevention and screening from an early age, particularly through school health programs.
  • Care and surgery to meet the most urgent needs of children and their mothers.
  • Training and transfer of skills to local teams thanks to our international network of experts in all areas of surgery.
  • Construction and equipment of hospital facilities adapted to local needs.


La Chaîne de l’Espoir implements projects in Sinjar, Mosul and Nasiriya. All programs are supported by the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH) and the French government through its Crisis and Support Center (CDCS), Expertise France and the French Embassy in Baghdad. The Madad Fund of the European Union supports the program in Sinjar for the equipment of the hospital. Indeed, since 2020, the program aims to rebuild the health system, which was previously destroyed, and thus contribute to the reconstruction and stabilization of the district. In this sense, the Sinjar French Medical Center (SFMC) is under construction to provide health care to men, women and children. It will be equipped with a mother-child unit and will be able to provide outpatient consultations. In Mosul, La Chaîne de l’Espoir is providing support and technical expertise for the reopening of the Mosul Research and Care Center (MRCC). While the Nassiriya Heart Center (NHC) is supported and monitored to provide better patient care.


You will have proven logistics, procurement and security management experience with INGOs in Iraq. The position comprises procurement, logistics and security tasks in coordination with the general operations coordinator. La Chaîne de l’Espoir is looking for a hands-on team player who exercises independent judgment while performing logistic duties and demonstrates capacities to implement, assess, and maintain strong systems and procedures. Together with the Head of Mission and the Infrastructure Coordinator and the Admin Fin HR Coordinator, the Logistics and Security Coordinator determine La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s logistic and procurement global strategy in the country. You manage the logistic staff daily.

In addition, you will manage the security and safety of the country office in close coordination with the Head of Mission. You will develop, implement and monitor appropriate measures within the frame of La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s operations in Iraq and according to La Chaine de l’Espoir’s protocols, standards and procedures in order to participate in risk reduction strategy in Iraq.

Under the management of the Head of Mission, you will manage a team composed of assistant/drivers.


The Logistics and Security Coordinator handles the following activities.

Facility management :

  • Be responsible for the proper functioning of La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s offices, guest house and warehouse at every level: security, safety, cleaning, general maintenance, local insurance, layout and comfort in coordination with the Head of Mission
  • Be responsible for planning logistics activities in connection with projects (equipment maintenance plan, Project procurement plan)
  • Manage all the contracts and suppliers related to general maintenance and daily supply such as: electricity, stationery, air conditioning maintenance, food etc.
  • Ensure proper follow up of HR movements between La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s different sites, and welcome visitors from abroad in coordination with HQ or a travel agency.
  • Be responsible for IT (if need be with the support of HQ’s IT manager) at the requested security and safety level: implement La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s IT procedures, ensure the good functioning of all devices, follow up phone and internet contracts, organize and control digital archiving.

Procurement :

  • Be responsible for all the procurements for the projects and the office, in time, and according to the better value for money principle.
  • Develop an international shipping schedule with the HQ procurement department.
  • Optimize sourcing (local, regional or international) considering price, quality, lead time and security/safety or custom clearance issues.
  • Negotiate with the suppliers to obtain the most beneficial conditions for the projects and/or the office (delivery, price, incoterm, payment terms, guarantee etc.) and draft procurement contracts before legal /HQ validation.
  • Implement La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s and/or donor’s procurement policies and procedure.
  • Develop a procurement plan for the project on an annual basis.
  • When relevant, negotiate framework agreements to reduce procurement costs.
  • Ensure the procurement files eligibility and appropriate archiving.
  • Trains teams (admin, project and log) on procurement procedure.
  • Update procurement and supplier’s database and maintain contact with other NGOs to increase his/her knowledge and analysis of the different markets.
  • Ensure that purchase files are correctly archived.

Stock management :

  • Guarantees the management and monitoring of the mission’s stock, according to La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s procedures and tools
  • Be responsible for the efficient management of the office and project stocks: In/Out movements record, storage conditions, security, out-of-stock prevention.
  • Ensure the movement/transfer of documents is properly referenced. You check stock reports on a monthly basis
  • Ensure La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s or donor’s stock management procedure implementation.

Equipment Management :

  • Be responsible for the good management of all the project and office devices: inventory, corrective and prevention maintenance, allocation follow up etc.
  • Ensure La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s or donor’s equipment management procedure implementation, from the purchase to the final donation/transfer of assets or inventory exit.
  • Issue technical recommendations on the choice of the equipment
  • Ensure the monitoring of equipment, creates utilization procedures and trains the staff on how to use them
  • Ensure the monitoring of equipment (state, location, proprietor/backer etc) through regular update of monitoring tools (property list) and the keeping of physical inventories
  • Supervise the installation of equipment and ensures they run smoothly and are maintained and ensures any necessary repairs are duly carried out.
  • Drawing up and monitoring the equipment maintenance plan.

Fleet Management :

  • Ensure that the fleet available for the office and the project is adequate and constantly operational.
  • Implement and control La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s fleet management procedure (security and safety, maintenance and fuel consumption follow-up).
  • Manage fleet costs and contracts (car or truck rental, fuel, insurance).
  • Follow up on movement and coordinate closely with the Head of Mission to coordinate with local authorities and forces on the ground in Erbil and operation area i.e Sinjar and Mosul /Ninawa.
  • Make sure, above all, that questions of safety relating to the utilization of vehicles (authorized people, exceptional circumstances, safety equipment etc) are appropriately addressed

Freight and transportation :

  • Manage all the inland transportation (technical organization, loading/unloading, document management, security)
  • Plan and supervises the shipment and delivery of materials up to their final destination
  • Coordinate with the logistics department at headquarters for the shipment of merchandise coming from abroad and supervises the potential process involved with clearing customs

Security and safety Management :

  • Under the HOM supervision, He/She is responsible to implement the La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s security strategy in the country.
  • You are directly responsible of the daily, concrete aspects of the mission’s safety management.
  • Ensure that all the equipment, tools, stock and systems related to security are constantly operational, and that the staff is regularly trained to use them.
  • In close coordination with the Head of Mission, assess program activities and their impact on staff security and safety.
  • Develop and implement a security and safety training plan for all staff. Develop and apply an evaluation process to determine that training competencies are met.
  • Keep La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s security and safety procedures updated and communicated to all national and HQ staff.
  • Maintain an up-to-date security plan consistent with the organisation’s standards and ensure that all national and HQ staff are familiar with its content.
  • Support the teams in case of redeployment/installation/rehabilitation/ closing of bases
  • Represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistics and the safety of the mission

Team Management :

  • Supervise the whole of the logistics team (log off, drivers and cook), directly or otherwise
  • Size and define the needed means for logistics operations related to project activities*.*
  • Prepare JDs and action plans for the organizational setting and ensure logistics staff fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Review of staff needs in terms of recruitment, implement HR procedures and ensure that staff appraisals take place
  • Identify training requirements for staff and implement them through external/ internal res/sources

Internal control :

  • In close coordination with the General operations Coordinator Liaise with HQ’s Institutional Funding Manager to prepare mandatory reporting to donor, and audits on procurement and logistics.
  • In close coordination with the Head of Mission, liaise with HQ’s Head of Internal Audit and Logistics Referent for ad-hoc audit on logistics and procurement procedures.
  • Send the data base of suppliers and leasers for screening on a monthly basis.


  • A certificate or degree in logistics, procurement, supply chain management, operations management, business administration, management or equivalent field is required.
  • 4-6 years work experience with an international NGO in Iraq or abroad in a similar logistics/procurement and security position is preferred.
  • A solid experience in operations and security management at field level (at least two years) is desirable.
  • Knowledge about Iraq context-particularly the context of Ninawa and Sinjar is desirable


  • Adherence to humanitarian principle and La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s code of ethics;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish is desirable.
  • French is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with exceptional attention to detail;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Knowledge of the various local contacts;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Patience, flexibility and capacity of adaptation;
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Package;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated capacities to work with colleagues.


  • 12 months full time contract renewable, as an expatriate
  • Position based in Erbil with missions in all Iraq
  • Starting date : June 2024
  • Monthly per diem and living allowance: 720 euros net
  • R&R: 5 days R&R at 3 and 9 months of contract
  • Travel: round trip ticket flight beginning/end of contract + paid leaves at 6 months of contract
  • Housing: individual with 100% of employer contribution
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employer contribution
  • Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance paid by the employer
  • Death and disability insurance paid by the employer
  • Monthly gross salary from 2 500€ according to profil and experience

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