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Burundi Logistics Specialist

The Logistics Specialist role is focused on creating the most efficient, modern and professional delivery network in rural Africa. Our distribution network must be able to deliver a multitude of diverse products to over 100,000 farmers and more than 400 sites across multiple provinces. These products help our farmers increase their harvest and decrease hunger across Burundi. To increase the number of farmers we serve the logistics department must continuously improve our efficiency and quality of service thus the logistics project specialist role is key to our organizations development.

While this role requires travel throughout the country, it is based in Muramvya, our headquarters here in Burundi.

Description of the role:

Improve our logistics operations

Use financial and operational data to find inefficiencies in our distribution processes and how to improve them. Direct our data team, warehouse managers and truck managers on how to implement these improvements to our efficiency and quality of service. Establish ambitious performance objectives and follow up on their progress weekly.
Collect, process and analyze data to assess progress or make decisions
Create systems to measure the logistics department’s performance
Work with our warehouse managers, data team and our business operations team to ensure a simple and effective system for reporting and reconciling inventory data
Plan logistic deliveries and maintenance of delivery planning tools
Implement continuous improvement projects for a smooth running of the department
Increasing One Acre Fund’s Capabilities

Create storage, delivery and disposal systems for each new product our innovations team introduces. New products could include live plants, telephones and advanced solar equipment.
Develop our team’s leadership, critical thinking and management skills through regular meetings, coaching and training.
You will work with internal partners such as our field operations, external relations, business operations and innovations departments and external partners like suppliers and regulators to ensure a high level of collaboration on all new projects
Provide the government relations department with data needed for good coordination of activities with the government officials and other partners.

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

At least 3 years of professional experience in either the public or private sector with significant responsibilities and having achieved results.
Preferably, having managed projects involving five or more people to completion.
An excellent academic record: at least a licence/bachelor’s degree (Economics or Statistics preferred), a master’s degree or several years of experience being considered a plus.
The ability to be clear, concise and persuasive in written and oral communications
A logical person who enjoys solving complex problems.
Experienced using a computer: able to type quickly, mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Able to speak, read and write in Kirundi, French (required) and English (considered a plus).
Must be Burundian
Ability to set goals and reach them
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Ability to solve problems independently
Ability to manage work and develop others
Autonomous, honest and humble
Structured and very attentive to details
Passion to serve Burundian farmers

As soon as possible. The application is continuous but candidates would preferably submit their applications as soon as possible.

Muramvya, Burundi

Commensurate with experience

Full-time job.

Health insurance, paid time off

No; Must have existing rights to work in Burundi. Burundi Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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