Distribution Coordinator

Distribution Coordinator

France, Europe

Voluntary

About the organisation

Help Refugees runs the biggest aid operation in northern France alongside our partners L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Youth Service, Ref... Read more

Job Description

Distribution Coordinator – Calais

Job description:

To oversee NFI (non-food item) operations for Help Refugees / L’Auberge des Migrants in Calais. To be responsible for coordinating distribution across surrounding areas and camps, assessing and addressing need. Leading teams of 6 people, supporting and enabling them in their activities as a distribution team working in the field. 

Responsibilities: -

  • Overseeing the organisation’s NFI operations

  • Attending weekly meetings with coordinators to feedback on operations and raise any concerns.

  • Running weekly meetings with the distribution teams.

  • Planning the distribution of aid in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Spending time in the field assessing distribution methods and getting feedback from beneficiaries.

  • Managing stock requests from other organisations

  • Maintaining data and figures of outgoing aid

  • Liaising with other organisations to avoid duplication.

  • Directing expenditure on NFI aid

  • Communicating with child safeguarding services to find appropriate methods to deliver aid to minors.

  • Working closely with the Warehouse Managers to coordinate outgoing aid with stock levels.

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience working in logistics and/or NFI distribution.

  • Understanding of the situation and historical context of refugees in Northern France.

  • Previous experience in volunteer coordination

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Flexibility in planning and problem solving

Desirable:

  • French speaker.

  • Driving license.  

Key points:

  • Minimum three-month commitment required.

  • Accommodation and daily lunch provided.

  • Volunteer finance possible (to be discussed on application)

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