career vacancy at Save the Children Regional Logistics Manager in Kenya
Save the Children Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office is looking to recruit for a position of Regional Logistics Manager
6 months contract (immediate availability)
Role Purpose: The Regional Roving Logistics Manager will assist the East Africa Region Head of Logistics to improve the capacity and performance of logistics staff / teams in SCI country offices within the region by working with the Country office logistics teams on a need basis.
While in Country Offices the position will report to: Country Operations Director or Country Heads of Logistic
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of above $308 million each year.
- Logistics backstopping support to 4 x COs in East and Southern Africa Region
- Carrying out Fleet analysis and support CO Heads of Logistics to manage the fleet properly
- Support Country offices in establishing Framework agreements and Supplier databases
- Support selected country offices in implementation of Supply Chain Management Plans
- Carrying out Logistics compliance and capacity assessments
- Monitoring logistics performance through reviewing monthly logistics reports for selected Country Offices
- Helping country office logistics teams implement their outstanding Logistics related audit recommendations
- Assisting Country office Logistics teams mount rapid and effective emergency response operations – when disasters occur
- Preparing country office visit reports and following up for implementation of recommendations
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
- Displays consistent excellent judgement
- A Degree in Supply Chain/ Logistics or related area
- At least 3 years logistics management level experience in logistics in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments.
- 1 – 2 years international experience is must. Experience at Regional Logistics management level a strong advantage.
- Proven experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security
- Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
- Experience working with large institutional donors and knowledge of their rules and regulations
- Ability to synthesize and analyze information, and make clear, informed decisions
- Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
- Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
- Experience in developing the capacity of logistics staff through the use of training, performance management frameworks and development plans.
- Experience in development and implementation of efficient logistics systems, policies and procedures.
- Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills
- Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the East and Southern Africa region
- Commitment to Save the Children values
- Experience in developing Emergency Preparedness Plans and Disaster Risk Reduction activities
- Experience in developing and carrying out staff training programmes
- Experience in technical programme support in areas of construction, distribution, medical supply chain, water and sanitation
- Previous experience working for Save the Children International or members
- Membership of Professional body in Logistics
- Fluent in Portuguese, Amharic, Swahili or Arabic
Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to EA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Application closes 17th November 2015 at 5:00pm.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.