Research Logistics Coordinator III, Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability - CARES

Reports to: Operations Manager, Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability

Purpose: This job aims at providing the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability - CARES with all logistical support to CARES team in order to facilitate the center’s activities. The job holder will also work as a facilitator to safely transport CARES staff and equipment to and from AUC premises. He/she is responsible for pre and post-trip vehicle inspections, ensuring the bus/car is clean and well maintained. the candidate will be required to perform in different off-campus locations as required.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide office and logistics support to CARES team

  • Manage the supply and storage of supplies in conjunction with the assistant to director

  • Provide support for CARES activities and events

  • Contribute to the organization of events through coping required documents, checking arrival of attendees, overseeing set-up, and assisting with the audiovisual systems and other

  • Transport and accompany CARES team in field visits and contribute to activities as required

  • Maintain tools of logistics support under close observation, such as schedule of field visits, maintaining vehicles and golf carts

  • Work with the operations manager on managing the vehicles' schedule

  • Provide transportation support to facilitate CARES activities on and off-campus; including after working hours’ trips

  • Follow up on the maintenance of CARES Vehicles on a regular basis and perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as checking oil, water, and tires; reports any non-routine problems or malfunctioning equipment

  • Additional responsibilities include maintaining a variety of records, the purpose of field trips, number of passengers per day, mileage, and vehicle maintenance

  • Receive goods/materials from outside locations as needed

  • Other duties as requested by the direct supervisor

  • Maintain the bus in a clean condition at all times

  • Driving legally and putting safety first at all times

  • Resolve emergency situations that might occur on the way to and from AUC in alignment with concerned staff


Minimum Education Requirement:

Intermediate diploma, a university degree is an asset


Minimum ten years experience


  • Work experience in a multi-cultural environment

  • Knowledge of safety rules and efficient operations of vehicles including 15 passengers minibus and pickup trucks. Must have grade three (3) driving license

  • Ability to deal effectively and patiently with a variety of people including students, staff, faculty and distinguished AUC guests

  • Maintain a decent appearance and respectable attitude with others

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work with others and work to maintain cordial relations

  • High level of confidentiality and attention to detail

  • Communication skills and problem-solving skills and ability to perform under stress

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Internet


The position is open until January 20, 2020


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating Research Logistics Coordinator III, Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability in the subject line.


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