Head of Supply Chain - Afghanistan

  • Added Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 03 October 2019

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The Opportunity
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children works in 8 provinces in Afghanistan with current staffing at approximately 1,900 and current expenditure of approximately $20 million this year and a potential growth to $25 million next year.

The post holder provides overall leadership and management of the Supply Chain department across the country including support across all field offices.

The purpose of this position is to develop and implement supply chain strategy and manage its delivery. The incumbent assume responsibility for internal and external coordination and collaboration, ensuring value for money approach across the supply chain functions, providing technical guidance to various functions (e.g. procurement, fleet, assets and warehouse, capacity building etc.). A key part of this role to provide strategic and timely advice to the Senior Management Team. The incumbent plays crucial role as the custodian of global and country Supply Chain policies and procedure and identify necessary changes or customization while reviewing the policy annually.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Responsibilities
* Ensure effective Supply Chain operations from receiving requests to delivery to end user; develop and/or update country specific SOPs and implement Global Supply Chain policies and procedures in effort to ensure Save the Children and Donors' minimum standards are met.
* Ensure that the level of Supply Chain performance indicators is satisfactory, timely, appropriate, cost effective, achieving Value for Money (VfM), on budget; contextual to local & International markets, infrastructure, nature of the Save the Children programmes
* Building capacity among the Supply Chain team through on the job training and effective leadership.
* Manage and/or support Supply Chain staff including ensuring appropriate team structures, clear division of responsibilities, clear objectives and management of tasks
* Lead the Supply Chain change management aspect in support of the Supply Chain Transformation
* Accountable in ensuring all standard reporting are timely and accurate including KPI management
* Proactively provide advice and support to Senior Management Team, Budget Holders and Programme Managers on Supply Chain issues, and collaborate with relevant staff/team on budget proposal development, technical aspects of the programme, and implementation mechanisms as required
* Provide training, capacity building and mentoring on Supply Chain as required across the programme and operations including building partner organisations at country level, including the Procurement Policy and Manual
* Collaborate and represent the organisation with external agencies including INGO, UN and partner organisations
* The post-holder will comply and advocate relevant compliance with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures such as Child Safeguarding, Safety and Security, Code of Conduct, Anti-Fraud and Anti Bribery.

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

Application Information
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration, salary expectations, notice period and visa status in your country of work. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

Closing Date for Application: 3 October 2019

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.

This vacancy is archived.

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