To plan and oversee the preparations for our aid convoys
Hope and Aid Direct (HaAD) is entirely run by volunteers, and our primary purpose is to obtain and deliver humanitarian aid for distribution to those most in need.
The charity operates a small fleet of trucks (1 x 40 ton artic and 3 x 7.5 ton) for the collection and delivery/distribution of life-saving humanitarian aid, has useful but constrained storage/warehousing, and its finances are healthy but not excessive. Until the Ukraine War, most HaAD deliveries were in our own trucks driven by our volunteers, but for expediency, since starting our support for Ukraine, many loads have been sent as ‘backloads’ in overseas trucks returning to Ukraine or surrounding counties.
Our expectation is that when the war and fighting stops, we will wish to take our own trucks and volunteers to distribute aid directly, working also in partnership with others. We anticipate between 2 and 6 multi-truck convoys per year. Meanwhile we continue to support refugees in France and elsewhere and are sending ‘backload’ trucks to different in-country partners.
This demanding and time-consuming role carries significant responsibility, and is about organising and coordinating forthcoming aid convoys, including all aspects of volunteer and partnership engagement, and ensuring effective and successful aid delivery direct to our agreed recipients.
The convoy co-ordinator will work with the Heads of Operations and Logistics, to schedule and plan convoys, agreeing dates and timings and drawing up schedules with tasks and timelines
They will coordinate volunteers, ensure readiness of aid/trucks/drivers/recipients/accommodation at destinations and troubleshoot and overcome challenges when they occur, in conjunction with the Head of Operations, to achieve successful preparations and delivery of the right aid, to the right people at the right time.
By co-ordinating convoys the volunteer will ensure the delivery of the right aid, to the right people at the right time.
Please tell us why you are interested and what you can bring. We will then set up an initial call with our volunteer coordinator followed by a call with out operations team