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Head of Supply Chain

Save the Children

Bamako, Mali
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Head of Supply Chain Mali 

The Opportunity
 This role is in charge of strengthening systems and procedures of the Supply Chain function in the Save the Children Mali Country Office, reinforcing the local capacity of staff and partners and ensuring an organised working system is in place aiming to efficiency, effectiveness and quality in satisfying the programmatic needs for projects implementation.
The Head of Supply Chain provides leadership to the supply chain team, ensures support and performs controls over all aspects of the supply chain function across the whole country office.

The role is in charge of the Supply chain team in Bamako, and is technical referent for all Supply Chain staff at field locations.
He is also responsible to coordinate with all relevant stakeholders and functions within the Country Office, ensuring that a positive collaboration dynamics is in place, and that planning activities are ongoing critical activities performed together with all key colleagues involved in projects implementation.

Additionally the role assists the Director of Programs Operations and other members of the senior management team in ensuring the application of and adherence to all relevant SCI policies; provides technical lead in managing risks linked to supply chain management; and supports operational security management activities with a special focus on safety of the staff linked to facilities and vehicles.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
In order to be successful you will have:
At least 05 years of experience in supply chain management in the humanitarian setting, with at least 3 years of international experience, preferably in more than one country.
At least 03 years of experience in supply chain management in INGOs and/or complex /large scale programmes in humanitarian emergency response environments;
Proven experience in all technical areas of logistics and supply chain, including procurement, transportation and distribution, warehousing and inventory management, fleet management, assets management, etc.
Experience in set up of management systems, process improvements, and high level management beyond the day to day activities of project implementation
Experience in managing complex sub-contracting activities, especially for high risk areas such as construction and Cash interventions.
Experience in medical supply chain management
Experience in strategic thinking and planning with respect to strengthening existing logistical systems.
Experience in managing logistics teams, including senior roles at managerial level;
Excellent capacity for planning, management and coordination skills.
Fluency in English and French
Bamako (Mali) with frequent Field travel
Contract duration:  1 year
The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
We strongly encourage women to apply for this position
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Job description:
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Closing date: 20 Jan 2019
Location: Bamako, Mali
Department: Supply Chain
Type: Permanent
Schedule: Full-time


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