Save the Children
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.
We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose: The Procurement Manager, will be responsible for supporting improvements in the area of procurement within Juba, field locations while managing International procurement in liaison with the Regional Procurement Unit (RPU).
In addition, he will provide technical support and planning to initiatives to increase logistical capacity in South Sudan and work in close collaboration with the Field Area Managers and Area Logistics Managers to achieve the operational goals of the Country Programme.
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Qualifications and Experience
- Save the Children is seeking a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent Experience
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a procurement or contracting officer, with in-depth experience vis-a-vis the entire procurement lifecycle; three years of which should be with an International NGO.
- Excellent grasp of NGO/Donor policies and procedures relevant to admin/ Procurement.
- Good Communication and negotiation skills
- Result oriented and keen on detail
- Be able to understand internal and external statutory laws that affect procurement, admin & logistics
- Deep understanding and interpretation of Incoterms as well as their application in the context of overseas procurement in South Sudan.
- Experience working in the logistics or procurement arena, preferably in and/or development programs, with progressive development of the skill-sets outlined above;
- Experience streamlining and automating procurement processes, including refining processes, developing user-friendly manuals and training programs, and assessing, selecting, and deploying suitable procurement software where applicable and necessary.
- Ensure adequate forecasting for TB, MDR-TB, and Malaria related medicines and other program specific related commodities
- Coordinate with local counterpart the development of the adequate technical specifications
- Adapt – where necessary the monitoring and updating of the procurement plan in coordination with program and supply sections following proposals and concept notes.
- Elaborate procurement procedure for the country office related to all commodities
- Ensure the implementation of Quality control procedures as per grant requirements.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; Fluency in spoken and written English;
- Familiarity with donor-based requirements, and maintaining of high levels of compliance preferred;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and independently.
- Proven ability to lead teams and develop staff to work independently and in teams;
- Solid programmatic, organizational, planning, technical and IT skills (including databases), with a proven ability to work under pressure and solve problems in a fast paced environment;
- Willingness to undertake field travel as required;
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
How to Apply
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Closing date: Friday 11 August 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents