Humanitarian Supply Chain Manager at Save the Children

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 fulfill 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. The Scope of RoleThis role will lead or manage the setup and scale-up of all emergency response logistics functions and responsibilities and will manage logistics staff.This role will support the Humanitarian Team Leader and other members of the senior management team on the best use of Save the Children’s resources.The role includes logistics support with a broad spread of programmes, staffing, thematic interventions, and complexity. As such, the role may include remote management, management of multiple field bases or direct line management of a large single project or function.The post-holder will learn lessons from each assignment to help improve future practice.The main responsibilities of this post may vary according to the terms of reference for each assignment.  The post-holder is likely to undertake senior deployments such as Country Supply Chain Manager or Emergency Response Logistics Manager.Key Areas of ResponsibilityManagement of all programme logistics; develop/implement the country logistics policies and procedures for the management of the supply chain, including procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, and for the management of vehicle fleets, communication systems, and assetsEnsure that Save the Children  minimum standards of logistics procedures and country policies are implemented and adhered to throughout the programme, briefing and supporting relevant staff as requiredManage and support logistics staff including ensuring appropriate team structures, a clear division of responsibilities, clear objectives, and management of performanceEnsure that the supply chain is appropriate and cost-effective, based on budget, markets, infrastructure, nature of the Save the Children  programmes, and the need for timely deliveryProvide advice and support to senior management on logistics issues, and collaborate with staff on budgets, technical aspects of the programme, and implementation mechanisms as requiredWhere delegated, be responsible for security management in line with Save the Children guidelines and procedures.Where appropriate, be responsible for developing and implementing emergency preparedness strategies across the logistics aspects of the operationProvide logistics training and capacity building as required across the programmeThe post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.Skills and BehaviouralsUnderstanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principlesLeads in the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contextsAchieving results effectively:Accountability – ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controlsDecision making – demonstrates flexibility to adapt to plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environmentsImpact – Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information receivedProgramme Quality – Creates measures and metrics to track performanceMaintaining and developing collaborative relationshipsEstablishes clear objectives with teams and individuals, and monitors progress and performanceUses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomesOperating safely and securelyTakes appropriate, coordinated and consistent action to handle situations of personal risk and risk for othersReduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisationManaging yourself in a pressured and changing environment:Able to identify, and act on, low levels of resilience in othersRemains focussed on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environmentDemonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairlyLeadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing OthersDelivers results and always acts with the beneficiaries in mindDemonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations, seeking resolution and championing ideasAdapts plans and approaches based upon an awareness of the external contextWorks to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of team members are harnessed to achieve individual and organisational success. 

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