Director of Supply Chain – Uganda

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Director of Supply Chain

Role Purpose:

Manage and ensure the country programmes’ overall Supply Chain function is effective and efficient and are accountable to its beneficiaries and donors as well as develop and implement strategies and plans to ensure that overall programme Supply Chain: Supplies and Procurements, transport and asset management, warehouse management are met according to agreed programme activities and resources utilisation priorities and SCI systems, polices, and procedures

Ensure an efficient and effective Supply Chain service across all programs and field offices. This includes implementing, monitoring and following-up across all Supply Chain disciplines to ensure that SCI’s Supply Chain polices, standards, and best practices is adhered to.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • MSc/MA degree in Procurement/ Purchasing and Supply Management, Public/ Business Administration and other related fields.
  • Professional certification in Procurement i.e. CIPS or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ progressive practical experience in the field out of which 5 years at high level managerial/directorial position
  • Experience in running complex and high-volume procurement processes and in high volume contracts negotiation (>USD 1 million) with financial benefit delivery
  • Proven and significant experience in international procurement and contract management, financial knowledge including an ability to review procurement demands and trends, and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
  • A high level of computer literacy (word, excel, ppt etc) and use of Supply Chain ERPs
  • Field level experience in Supply Chain for INGOs in international development and emergency programmes
  • Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of Supply Chain and procurement
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time
  • Highly organised with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail.

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.

How to apply:

Please apply through our online system and submit a cover letter and resume in English as a single document indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

The application closing date and time for this role is September 09, 2022 at midnight, Ugandan time.

Important to note:

Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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