Venezuela – Logistics Coordinator (M/F) – Caracas

Desired start date: 01/06/2024
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Caracas, Venezuela


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


Being present and operational in Venezuela since the end of 2019, SI initially started working in Caracas, but later launched WASH activities in the city of Barquisimeto, Lara State, then expanding to Falcon, Sucre and Portuguesa states. A FSL activity was initiated in Barquisimeto in 2021. Since then, the mission grew steadily on Falcon and Sucre State, opening a sub-base in Punto Fijo and strengthening its relationship with Fe y Alegria, our main local partner. While projects remain centered on Wash and FSL, protection and health components are progressively added either directly or through consortium and/or partnerships.


The Logistics Coordinator will implement and supervise all logistics operations at his/her assigned mission.
He/she will organize logistic support for programs, in keeping with Solidarités International procedures.
He/she will assist the Country Director or the logistics managers on the bases in the implementation of safety rules.
He/She will participate to the recruitment of his/her replacement.
He/She will ensure the training, support and autonomy of a National logistic coordination.

General objective:

The Logistics Coordinator steers a mission’s logistical activities in order to ensure that Solidarités International in-country programs run smoothly.

He/she implements Solidarités International mission procedures and logistical tools and ensures that they are properly used and adhered to.

He/she participates in defining Solidarités International’s mission strategy, in drawing up projects and in assessing the resources needed for Solidarités International activities.

He/she is the point of reference for the mission and serves as the link between headquarters and the mission for all matters relating to logistics.

The main challenges:

  • In conjunction with HQ HR, define the prerequisites for technical position openings and adapt existing criteria if necessary.
  • Lead workshops, coordination meetings and/or technical exchange programs.
  • Support the head of mission in the monitoring and analysis of SI intervention sectors and the analysis of the donors’ strategies for the organization’s activities.
  • Supply chain disruptions: Ongoing conflicts and political instability or fuel shortages can disrupt supply chains, leading to shortages of essential goods and services.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Responsible for the training and qualification of the National Logistics Coordinator.
  • Responsible for finding an office and guest house according to the standards;
  • He will be suporting the opening of the base in Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar regarding the operational logistics of the BHA project;
  • He will be responsible for strengthening the team’s competencies within the department and forming a national Log Coo


Education / academic background

Graduate degree and/or post-graduate degree in Public Health, Water Engineering, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related career; or equivalent field experience.

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience in the humanitarian sector
  • 3-4 years on a similar position
  • project managment
  • Data analysis
  • Technical writing
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • leadership


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Franch


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
  • Internet and Phone network available
  • Restaurants and international food are available

Living conditions in Caracasare very good with an easy access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes…

Security risks are low, and restrictions are very limited.

However, when going on the field bases, living conditions are more basic, with fewer opportunities for socialization, as well as some individual movements’ restrictions. Security levels vary according to the different geographical locations and changes of context.


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

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