Friday, February 3, 2017

Senior Procurement Experts

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 fulfil 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.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Contract length: 08 months
Location: 02 countries among below list: Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, DRC, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone
The role
The Regional Office is recruiting 3 Senior procurement experts' roles, working on 4 Francophone and 2 Anglophone.
The senior procurement experts will be supporting each 2 countries on WCA within 8 months. The selected candidates will be receiving induction in Dakar and then be deployed for providing external support in re-setting the procurement function.
Qualifications and experience
  • A Degree in Procurement or related area, Master's degree an advantage
  • At least five years procurement management level experience in logistics in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments. Private sector experience will be evaluated, but a minimum experience in NGO sector is highly advisable.
  • 3 years international experience is must. Experience at Regional Procurement management level a strong advantage.
  • Experience in running complex and high volume procurement processes and in high volume (1M USD+) contracts negotiation
  • Experience working with large institutional donors and knowledge of their rules and regulations
  • Ability to synthesize and analyse 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 Procurement staff through the use of training, performance management frameworks and development plans.
  • Experience in development and implementation of efficient procurement systems, policies and procedures.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full professional Fluency in French or English. Bilingual skills will be advantage
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Knowledge of Western and Central Africa region is a key advantage
  • Excellent in office pack/SharePoint is advantage
  • Willingness and ability to travel around the region sometimes with small notice. Having limited visa related problems will be considered an advantage.
  • Resilient to stress
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Able to prioritize and work with limited supervision , self-motivated, resilient to stress
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'Fsy.21535.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

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