Supply Chain Manager, South Sudan

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Juba, South Sudan
Apply by 21 May 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 March 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager
Department: CRS/SOUTH SUDAN - OPERATIONS
Reports To: Head of Operations
Country/Location: Juba, South Sudan

About CRS: Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners’ people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Background
Catholic Relief Services - South Sudan Program has a long and proud history dating back to 1982, when the Catholic Bishops Conference invited CRS to operate in the country with approval from the Government of South Sudan. Catholic Relief Services is managing and implementing a large program in South Sudan with an estimated value of US $50 million in FY17. The program areas constitute Emergency, Relief, Peacebuilding, Food Security and Resilience, Nutrition, Agriculture and Livelihoods, Education and Wash in Eastern and Western Equatorial, Jonglei, and Lakes State. The Country Program also runs 4 Children in Juba, a USAID-funded initiative aimed at improving the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS. CRS South Sudan currently has approximately 600 employees, 36 of them expatriate.

Job Summary:
As the CRS South Sudan Supply Chain Manager, you will plan, manage, and provide technical and operational oversight of all supply chain activities – including procurement, logistics, transportation, inventory and warehousing - to ensure effective and efficient delivery of goods to the poor and vulnerable people served by the program. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to anticipate and manage supply chain needs and challenges, and introduce improvement solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience
* Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or other relevant degree required. Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, other relevant Master’s strongly, or equivalent experience strongly preferred. Professional certification(s) in supply chain a plus.
* Minimum of 5 years work experience in supply chain/logistics/procurement management with progressive responsibilities, preferably with relief supply chain management.
* Knowledge of and experience with various public donors’ regulations. Understanding of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), WHO regulations and Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles (GACAP).
* Knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and common customs regulations.
* Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
* Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems. Experience with ERP systems is a plus.

Personal Skills
* Excellent planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills
* Excellent analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions
* Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
* Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
* Ability to work collaboratively

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Fully fluent in written and spoken English. Arabic language is a plus
Travel Required: 15% of the Supply Chain Manager time is used to visit sub-offices and field offices

Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Direct supervision of Procurement Manager, Logistics Officer, Inventory Officer
Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programs, Chief of Parties, Sub-Office Coordinators, Operations Unit Heads, CRS-HQ/Global Procurement, and Regional Supply Chain Manager

External: Suppliers and Service Providers

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
* Trusting Relationships
* Professional Growth
* Partnership
* Accountability

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Location: South Sudan - Central Equatoria - Juba

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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