Field Supply Chain Coordinator-National Contract

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

The Field Supply Chain Co-ordinator is responsible and accountable for delivery of an effective and efficient supply chain in the regional office. The job holder is the champion for implementation of the procurement, fleet, warehouse and asset management function in the region. The Co-ordinator will ensure that there is timely service delivery to the field programmes in line with SC supply chain policies, procedures, principles and guidelines. Build capacity of staff in supply chain procedures and policies to harness value for money.

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.

Contract Duration: Open

Contractual Status: National

Location: Fort Portal

Qualification and Experience;

  • A minimum of a Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance/ Business studies or the equivalent accrued from a working experience in a related position.

  • Possession of a graduate or partial professional qualification in CIPs, logistics, procurement and supplies chain management is of an added advantage.

  • At least 3 years' experience in office administration or management, procurement preferably in an INGO

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

  • Proven track record of integrity

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

Location: Uganda, Uganda

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Friday 14 December 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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