Logistics – Intern


Opportunity closing date:

Monday, 7 December, 2020

Opportunity type:



The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) is a National Society that was established by an Act of Parliament as a humanitarian organization auxiliary to the Government in the humanitarian field.
The auxiliary mandate of SARCS as stipulated in the Red Cross Act, demands that it plays a pivotal role in complimenting Governments efforts in Disaster management, Social Services   and Health Services.  The SARCS service provision aims at preventing and alleviating human suffering, protecting life and health, and restoring the dignity of the most vulnerable communities.
SARCS has vacancies for the positions below, tenable in PRETORIA respectively.



The Logistcs intern will be responsible for assisting supply chain team in meeting both departmental and corporate objectives. This individual will have the opportunity to become an instrumental part of the daily supply chain activities, including reporting, analytics, procurement of various items, purchase order creation and maintenance, pricing negotiations, and supplier management.


Ensure that all logistic activities, warehousing, transportation related to the proper functioning of the programme are carried out safely, correctly, and in good time and support programmes department as and when necessary in activity implementation
Carry out packing, crating, and warehousing, and storage duties in preparation for site-specific program and shipment
Oversee customer-based queues and plan and allocate tasks to meet configuration requirements
Responsible for tracking, receiving, and stocking all items ordered
Ensure materials are appropriately stored
Program the final inventory of materials prior to shipment
Provide a list of all equipment moved from the consolidation areas into sponsor shipping channels to project coordinators
Manage and maintain inventory to operating levels to avoid supply
Manage the repair of equipment
Responsible for supervising and accounting for an inventory
Carry out annual property inventory and provide other report in his area of responsibility.


Computer skills:

To work as a logistics officer, applicants must have a thorough understanding of MS Office applications and logistics software necessary to conduct research and complete routine/moderately complex tasks

Analytical skills:

They must be able to assess moderately complex information from multiple sources and draw logical conclusions
Interpersonal skills:

 It is crucial that they can establish and preserve productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect, as well as nurture an effective working relationship with the work team

Communication skills:

 Applicants must be able to communicate with various stakeholders, including donors, colleagues, vendors, etc. It is also vital for composing and delivering responses to donors, attending to complex questions in a clear and concise manner, and reporting the status of assigned tasks

Organizational skills:

Logistics officers must be able to plan, prioritize, and manage their own activities and office workflow even when working under tight deadlines
Client orientation:

 It is essential that they have a customer focus attitude to regard those to whom services are provided for as customers. Having a customer orientation helps to understand customer requirements, identify clients’ needs, and match them to appropriate solutions, or suggest and implement solutions to customer issues


 Logistics officers must be willing and able to adapt to changing work requirements and priorities that may require overtime or extended hours.


Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business administration, or Transportation; Industrial Distribution, Industrial Engineering, or Supply Chain Management, or in a related field.
It is important that applicants have an understanding of logistics operations and practices. They must also have extensive work experience in logistic or supply chain management tasks. develop logistics plans, policies, and procedures, and provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of logistics areas.

REMUNERATION: SARCS offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


a)         Detailed curriculum vitae
b)        Three work related and traceable references
c)         Certified copy of identity card
d)        Certified copies of academic certificates
e)         Certified copy of drivers license

If you consider yourself to be the best candidate for these positions, please send your application letter, together with your CV and work-related references on or before 7thDecember 2020 to: recruitment@redcross.org.za