Deadline: 17 March, 2021

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the role of Principal Logistics and Stock Officer.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs).


  • Mentor, coach and support team members and evaluate their performance, set work programme priorities and financial goal
  • Initiate the preparation and review of all administrative procedures and manuals on logistics for the bank group
  • Define and develop logistics and stock management strategies and supervise the execution of contracts of services
  • Plan and develop strategies for managing the bank’s logistics and stock management activities including policy formulation and updating, long term goods acquisition planning, resource estimation, etc
  • With other members of the team, undertake business line efficiency and sourcing studies, and propose and introduce change, business line strategies and tactics
  • Contribute to the establishment and implementation of work programme of the division, and prepare budget of logistics services required by the bank
  • Build and manage client and vendor relationship, ensuring client satisfaction
  • Define and propose procedures for purchasing, receiving, controlling and certifying the quantity and quality of items ordered, ensuring their safe transfer to the bank’s warehouses and storage depots and from warehouses to the bank headquarters
  • Liaise with organisational units on requirements and support clients through proactive acquisition planning by collecting budget data, and developing time frame for client’s goods purchasing needs, contract management, setting process in motion and working directly with user departments to prepare technical specifications of the goods to be acquired
  • Provide advice and oversee the training of clients in the area of logistics procedures
  • Supervise and monitor the supply of goods and items to departments and ensure stock replenishment as required
  • Programme and organise the conducting of the physical inventory of goods and items in stock in the different stores and supervise the reconciliation with stock in record as per best practices standards
  • Prepare periodic reports, as required, to permit management decisions
  • Coordinate reception of international shipments and liaise with competent authorities for tax exemptions, port clearances and timely delivery of stock materials
  • Design, implement and manage contracts in forwarding, transporting and warehousing, where necessary
  • Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office
  • Develop Key performance indicators by which contracts can be managed


  • Master’s degree in Logistics, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or a related field
  • Six years, minimum, of relevant and progressive experience in Logistics
  • Strong negotiating and reporting skills
  • Experience in procurement and warehousing
  • Experience in working in multi-cultural environment, preferably in Africa
  • Private sector experience will be a plus
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment both as team leader and team member
  • Ability to deal sensitively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to identify and understand relationships, constraints and pressures affecting others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to spearhead and manage change
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to recognise the need to maintain accurate records and provide regular reports to those with a valid interest in logistical activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English or French

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