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Sport / Village Support Operations Logistics Specialist


Vacancy ID:

Date: 2 April 2014

Deadline: 7 April 2014

Work conditions: Full time, Contract

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Company: Baku European Games Committee

Salary: 1800-2000 AZN

Job Purpose:

  • The Village Support Operations Logistics Specialist will work with the Village Supports Operations (VSO) Logistics Manager to help plan, manage, coordinate and control the execution of in-village logistics services.

Key responsibilities:
Key Objectives:

  • Assist the VSO Logistics Manager with the planning and delivery of logistics services throughout all operational phases at both the Athletes and Media Villages including Test Events.
  • Provide bilingual support (English, Russian and Azeri) to the VSO team so to ensure smooth integration will all local stakeholders.
  • Participate in the contingency and emergency planning of VSO.
  • Support the management and assignment of VSO’s entire allocation of volunteer staff during Test Events and Games Time.
  • To help manage the agreed Village/s BOH operations, controlling logistics compounds and associated areas.
  • To assist the VSO Logistics Manager with the implementation and supervision of delivery schedules for bump-in, re-supply and bump-out of BEGOC installed FF&E at both AVL & MVL.
  • Ensure in-village logistics operating plans are delivered at a premium level and where necessary working as part of a logistics crew to fulfil a range of duties including but not limited to; resident baggage movement, material distribution, resupply and restocking of village goods/supplies.
  • Assist the VSO Logistics Manager in logging and managing village/s deliveries on a Master Delivery Schedule (MDS) daily.
  • Supervise and support logistics crew, assistants and volunteers.
  • Lead of the village logistics radio allocation, distribution and on-air traffic management during assigned shifts.
  • Act as the Duty Manager when required.
  • Work to resolve logistic related work orders during all operational phases.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Villages Logistics Manager.


  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced, multi-level, project based environment with emphasis on timelines and delivery
  • Proven ability to adapt and be flexible in an rapidly changing environment
  • Previous experience of working as part of a logistics crew/team

Specialist Skills:

  • The ability to remain flexible when faced with ambiguity or constant change
  • Highly developed facilitation, communication and negotiation skills
  • High level of proficiency with general Microsoft Office PC applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook. etc.)
  • Previous experience of working on a large international event is an advantage


  • Participates and engages effectively with others
  • Able to multitask and willing to take on additional roles and tasks
  • Adaptable
  • Reliable
  • Earns respect and is respectful towards others
  • Trustworthy and discreet; maintains confidentiality
  • Helpful and supportive towards others
  • Delivers for the team
  • Open with everyone and takes time to talk to people

Delivers Results:

  • Displays a clear vision and knows what they want to achieve
  • Plans ahead and manages time effectively
  • Thrives on continuous change and adapts positively
  • Takes accountability and ownership of tasks and problems
  • Tenacious and seeks to overcome obstacles and challenges
  • Meets milestones and is committed to achieving a positive result
  • Uses initiative to resolve matters within control and understands when to pass on relevant issues or incidents
  • Follows rules and guidelines
  • Provides quality work that is fit for purpose


  • Shares knowledge and information with others
  • Open and transparent
  • Embraces and absorbs new information
  • Consults widely
  • Comes up with ideas and communicates these to others
  • Deals with ambiguity
  • Prepared to challenge information and bureaucracy
  • Able to adapt style of communication and approach
  • Communicates clearly and concisely

Commitment, Motivation & Drive:

  • Embraces diversity and displays  respect and loyalty to colleagues and the organisation
  • Motivated and proud to be part of the experience
  • Takes pride in personal development
  • Professional and polite manner
  • Approachable and welcoming
  • Enthusiastic and displays keen interest in sport
  • Games focussed and passionate about success of the games
  • Dynamic
  • Positive attitude and optimistic
  • Resilient, calm and in control of emotions
  • Focussed on delivering exceptional customer service

Interested candidates are required to send their resume to indicating Village Support Operations Logistics Specialit position in the subject of the letter.