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Senior Supply Chain Manager at Save the Children

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Save the Children

JOB DESCRIPTION

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Supply Chain Manager is responsible and accountable for the overall effective delivery of all supply chain needs for the entire Save the Children Country Office program. She/He will lead in developing long-term supply chain strategies to support Save the Children programmes and provide strategic leadership to the Country Office Supply Chain function, which includes Procurement, Fleet, Warehouse & Asset Management, Cash & Voucher Assistance and Construction.
The person will ensure effective coordination of service delivery and implementation of procurement, fleet, warehouse, assets and infrastructural work in line with overall Save the Children strategic objectives. The person is also responsible for increasing the professional capacity of all supply chain and other program / functional staff country-wide by providing constant on-the-job training and by conducting or organizing specific supply chain capacity development.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement and Supply Management and Postgraduate training in a relevant field of study.  A Masters’ degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Professional Qualifications in Supply Chain Management.
  • At least 8 years working experience in a similar position or related position in a reputable organization, preferably an international NGO.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Strategic and long-term planning skills necessary for planning and implementing supply chain processes and procedures.
  • Good practical experience in emergency preparation, response and management
  • Creative and visionary
  • Strong experience in management of bulk procurements for various projects
  • Strong people skills: Ability to manage mid-level managerial staff and the relations between them and the program staff they support.
  • Strong negotiation, communication and analytical skills
  • A management style which emphasizes transparency,  supporting Teams, strategic thinking general guidance and delegation of authority
  • Experience with e-procurements models
  • Strong application of commuter technologies and applications related to procurement and supply chain management
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Good understanding of construction and fleet management related projects

Desirable

  • Thorough understanding (or ability to do so) of Save the Children, donor, and national legal requirements for the supply chain function, including applicable laws and NGO regulations.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Interpersonal skills, customer care skills, contributing to synergies and effective liaison between senior management, the unit staff and program staff.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

The Organisation

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

 

 

ABOUT US

The Organization
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.

 

Method Of Application

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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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