Starting date: around 1st of November 2018
Contract: temporary 2 months 100%, with probation period of 1 month
Preferred location: MSF international office, Amsterdam (Other MSF locations could be discussed after an initial work-in period in Amsterdam).
Deadline for applications: 21st October 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested. MSF International also provides administrative support to the MSF Access Campaign.
The position of the ITC logistics Transport officer is a temporary position at the ITC in Amsterdam, to support the process of the clean-up of the logistical descriptions of Transport-related articles in UniData. The foreseen workload is for 2 months.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
In May 2016 the organization-wide article master database UniData went live. With that, the logistical product database needed to be cleaned up, and codification rules for codes and labels were determined.
ITC is responsible for the creation and description of the codification rules as well as the application of those rules in order to have cleaned-up database of standard articles.
The current volume of articles related to transport in the master-data is around 9900 articles, of which around 2300 are standard. More than 1700 of these 9900 transport-related articles have been identified for which an additional article description (either in the form of a catalogue technical sheet or a form-fit-function-description (FFF) would be helpful to the field. At this moment only 450 descriptions exist (of which not all have been validated yet) for transport-related articles.
The objective of this position is to have valid article descriptions for all transport-related articles that were identified as needing one, starting with the standard articles.
1. Descriptions for transport-related articles
2. Codification rules for remaining groups of transport-related articles
3. Contribute in other parts of the clean-up process for the Codification Project in collaboration with the ITC Logistic referent.
Other tasks might be: