Humanitarian Supply Chain Manager
Maiduguri, Nigeria
13h ago


Level3. The responsibilities of this post mayrequire the post holder to have regularcontact with children and young people.

In the overseas context, all posts are considered level 3.

As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support theestablishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keepingchildren safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staffand / or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on anongoing basis.

The post holder shouldreport and respond to interventions as determined by position relatedresponsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.


This role will lead or manage the set up and scale up of all emergencyresponse logistics functions and responsibilities and will manage logisticsstaff.

This role will support the Response Team Leader and the Head of Supply Chainand other members of the senior management team on the best use of Save theChildren’s resources.

The role includes logistics support with a broad spreadof programmes, staffing, thematic interventions, and complexity. As such, therole may include remote management, management of multiple field bases ordirect line management of a large single project or function.

The post-holderwill learn lessons from each assignment to help improve future practice.


  • Management of all programme logistics;develop / implement the country logistics policies and procedures for themanagement of the supply chain, including procurement, transport anddistribution, warehousing and stock management, and for the management ofvehicle fleets, communication systems, and assets
  • Ensure that Save the Children minimum standards of logistics procedures andcountry policies are implemented and adhered to throughout the programme,briefing and supporting relevant staff as required
  • Manage and support logistics staff includingensuring appropriate team structures, clear division of responsibilities, clearobjectives, and management of performance
  • Ensure that the supply chain is appropriate andcost effective, based on budget, markets, infrastructure, nature of the Save theChildren programmes, and need for timelydelivery
  • Provide advice and support to senior management onlogistics issues, and collaborate with staff on budgets, technical aspects ofthe programme, and implementation mechanisms as required
  • Where delegated, be responsible for securitymanagement in line with Save the Children guidelines and procedures.
  • Where appropriate, be responsible for developingand implementing emergency preparedness strategies across the logistics aspectsof the operation
  • Provide logistics training and capacity building asrequired across the programme
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Savethe Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safetyand security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

    Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarianprinciples

  • Leads on the development of an organisationalresponse based on an understanding of the contexts
  • Achieving results effectively

  • Accountability ensure efficient and transparentuse of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Decision making demonstrates flexibility to adaptto plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Impact Makes changes to improve performance as aresult of information received
  • Programme Quality Creates measures and metrics totrack performance
  • Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships

  • Establishes clear objectives with teams andindividuals, and monitors progress and performance
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills tosupport positive outcomes
  • Operating safely and securely

  • Takes appropriate, coordinated and consistentaction to handle situations of personal risk and risk for others
  • Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment :

  • Able to identify, and act on, low levels ofresilience in others
  • Remains focussed on the objectives and goals in arapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’sposition responsibly and fairly
  • Leadership : Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others

  • Delivers results and always acts with thebeneficiaries in mind
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confrontingdifficult situations, seeking resolution and championing ideas
  • Adapts plans and approaches based upon awareness ofthe external context
  • Works to ensure that theworkplace is inclusive and the talents of team members are harnessed to achieveindividual and organisational success


  • Significant prior NGO experience over 5 years inlogistics management, within a complex / large scale country programme and inemergency response / humanitarian environments
  • Substantial experience in all technical areas oflogistics operations including procurement, transport / distribution, warehousingand stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, andsecurity
  • Experience of developing / implementing a complexinternational supply chain to support different types of programmes, andcoordinating resources to meet the programme objectives
  • Experience of working in remote field bases withlimited infrastructure
  • Proven track-record in managing and supervisingothers in logistics, including training and capacity building
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze complex information, and make clear,informed decisions
  • Experience of advising and supporting others at all levels withlogistics aspects of a programme, including strategic thinking and planning
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a widerange of people, both internally and externally
  • Excellent planning, management and coordinationskills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised ofcomplex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), andinterpersonal skills in English with experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Desirable

  • Technical experience / training in specific areas oflogistics e.g. fleet mechanics, IT / communications networks
  • Technical experience / knowledge in specific types ofhumanitarian intervention e.g. Health, WASH, Food Security
  • Formal management training

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across theglobe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected bycrises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right ofchildren and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in howthe world treats children by 2030 :

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organizationand that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitionsfor children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewardingcareer, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition,creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Save the Children is committed to ensuring that allour personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

    We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure thatonly people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organizationand all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.

    We need to keep children safe so our selectionprocess reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Applicants are advised that Save the ChildrenInternational does not require any payment or expense during the entirerecruitment process.

    Any request in this direction should be immediatelyreported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

    Due to the volume of applications received, Savethe Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlistedcandidates will be contacted.

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply assoon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save theChildren reserves the right to change the closing date, if considerednecessary.

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