Regional Supply Chain Specialist (West Africa, French & English Speaking)

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 18 November 2019
  • Woking, United Kingdom | Benin | Burkina Faso | Cameroon | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Liberia | Mali | Niger | Nigeria | Central African Republic | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Togo
  • Closing on 26 January 2020
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Job Description

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to grow Supply Chain performance and expertise in countries where Plan International operates and evaluate the impact of our support to countries, as well as strengthening the Global Hub systems that enable best in class Supply Chain management in countries.

As a Supply Chain Specialist, you will act as a Country Business Partner for all global supply chain projects’ implementation and you will have the ability to deliver strategic inputs and directions to country offices. In order to develop supply chain awareness and efficiency in a regional pool of countries, you will strongly engage with countries’ staff to ensure alignment, compliance and performance in systems application and usage.

You must have the ability to strategically engage and orientate a country towards continuous improvement, realigning processes and systems, supporting the definition of appropriate HR structures, quantitative performance management through the usage and analysis of information systems (either Excel tools, SAP or ERP), in the aim to level all countries from the portfolio at the same maturity.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit an analytical and proactive individual who has experience in strategically coordinating and mentoring a portfolio of countries. You will also have experience in leading emergency response supply chain functions at a country level in disaster-related contexts and have a demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, gender and diversity.

It is essential that you have a technical background across all aspects of humanitarian supply chain management, including planning, sourcing, procurement, assets, inventory / GIK & warehousing, fleet, logistics, distribution and staffing. You must have a good knowledge of multiple institutional donor grant requirements and experience of delivering logistics and procurement training in a variety of methods.

You will have strong management and organisational skills, alongside the ability to support and motivate others. You will be able to build and maintain strong internal and external working relationships in order to represent Plan International in a professional and competent manner.

It is essential that you speak French fluently whilst also having proficient English language skills. You must also have a strong capacity in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, whilst experience of working with an ERP (e.g. SAP) or other supply chain management IT solution would be an advantage.

For the full job description, please follow the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zg9rglnqp53yr4b/JD%20-%20Supply%20Chain%20Specialist.docx?dl=0

Location: Remote working from any of our Country Office in West Africa OR Woking (UK, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, CAR, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo)

Type of Role: Full time – Fixed term contract

Reports to: Global Senior Supply Chain Manager

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 26th January 2020

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

About the Organization

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

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