Save the Children recruits Country Head of Supply Chain
Goma, RD Congo
Country Head of Supply Chain
To work with the Programme Operations Director and Area/Field/Programme Managers to build the programmes supply chain and operational capacity to plan and manage programmes resources and assets efficiently and effectively, ensuring that programmes meet their commitments and are accountable to their beneficiaries and donors.
By providing technical support to programme, Supply chain offices on all aspects of supply chain and operational programme delivery, it is expected the Country Supply chain Manager will be able to help programmes offices to:
Minimalism operational running costs through the effective utilization and allocation of resources and helping programme develop effective recharge mechanisms
Improve accountability to donors and beneficiaries through implementation of regular reporting and strong control mechanisms
Improve the quality and timeliness of projects
By Managing the country supply chain coordination team, he should ensure that all the HR aspect have been taken into consideration as to get his supervisee reach their objectives and been evaluated.
Qualifications and experience
Supply chain management in Humanitarian and development programmes including procurement, transport, warehouse and stock management and distribution
Experience in setting up fleet management systems including planning, monitoring running costs, pooling, developing replacement strategies.
Experience in the set up communications networks including HF & VHF radio systems, satellite phones and IT systems and development of communications procedures.
Knowledge or working with major institutional donors, and understanding to their rules and regulations.
Ability to evaluate supply chain structures in complex environments in order to devise appropriate and creative solutions to problems faced
To be able to represent the organisation at public and senior level, with local authorities, UN and other international organisations and the media
Excellent computer skills, experienced in Microsoft offices systems, including PowerPoint, Excel and word
Willingness to travel 60% of the time to field offices to carry out programme visits and assessments and assist as needed in emergency response
Experience in training and running of workshops.
Commitment to the values and mission of Save the Children.
Excellent interpersonal and team skills.
Fluency in written and spoken French
Good in written and Spoken English
Experience in programme supply chain such as construction, water and sanitation
Supply chain management of specialised Food and pharmaceutical supplies
Contract length: 02 years
Location: GOMA (with regular field travels)
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
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Closing date: 20 Jun 2019 – 23:59 UTC
Location: Goma, Congo, the Democratic Republic of
Department: Supply Chain
Type: Fixed-term contract