Supply Chain and Logistics Responder Volunteer (Nova Scotia)- Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Windsor, NS
The Supply Chain and Logistics Responder is an exciting position assisting the Provincial and/or Regional Logistics Teams in supporting Emergency Management disaster operations when they occur, and in preparedness activities for future responses. Whether engaging in your local area or helping in others (including the potential for deployments based on our needs, your interest & availability), this role is geared for those seeking to make a meaningful contribution with their volunteer experience.

The mission of the Canadian Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. This position does just that, and we need your help!

Responsibilities
The Supply Chain and Logistics Responder is an exciting position assisting the Provincial and/or Regional Logistics Teams in supporting Emergency Management disaster operations when they occur, and in preparedness activities for future responses. Whether engaging in your local area or helping in others (including the potential for deployments based on our needs, your interest & availability), this role is geared for those seeking to make a meaningful contribution with their volunteer experience.

The mission of the Canadian Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. This position does just that, and we need your help!

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS
The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused
This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check and vulnerable sector check
This position requires a valid Drivers License and a satisfactory Drivers Abstract
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires completion of post-secondary education in a related field and or a minimum of one year of work-related experience in logistics, procurement and/or supply chain management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
KNOWLEDGE
Computer literacy: Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Knowledge of procurement, transportation, warehousing or distribution an asset
Understanding of Red Cross role in disaster response, relief and recovery, an asset
SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Language requirements vary - must be able to deliver services as appropriate in English or French

Customer Service Skills - Excellent interpersonal skills, including handling interactions with colleagues, suppliers, and the public

Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able explain self and confirm understanding from others

Remains calm during a crisis - Don't allow emotions to get in the way, don't take things personal, stay positive, respond decisively and take accountability

Ability to work well within a team - share information, be helpful, respectful, approachable, build strong relationships

Attention to detail - accuracy in completing forms, giving information

Dependable - Timely, takes initiative and ownership of work, completes tasks without being asked or with little supervision

Ability to lift and carry goods weighing up to 50lbs or assist in carrying goods weighing up to 80lbs

Ability to climb stairs, as well as transition frequently in and out of a vehicle

Certification in standard or emergency first aid, or willingness to complete

Work With Us
WORKING CONDITIONS

Potential for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These stressful rapidly changing environments with limited information to make decisions have the potential to affect the physical and psychological state of the responders on site

Potential for basic or hardship living conditions/accommodations

The incumbent may need to stand for several hours

Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context

Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required.

Ability to respond in local community (3 days minimum) and outside of their community (10 days minimum)

Personal protective equipment will be supplied, as required