Head of Supply Chain (Emergency Health Unit)

Posted by Save the Children

Head of Supply Chain (Emergency Health Unit)

Farringdon, Greater London London, Greater London Check commute

£38,251 - £45,000 pa

Contract, Full-time

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Job Description

9 month Fixed Term Contract

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join Save the Children as the Emergency Health Unit (EHU) Head of Supply Chain and lead a team to ensure that a robust yet adaptable supply chain is in place to support all EHU responses.

In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Head of Supply Chain you will be responsible for the overall strategic planning, implementation and delivery of supply chain to achieve EHU deployment activities. You will implement and review a global sourcing strategy, through international procurement (for both virtual and physical stockholdings), multi-year frameworks or tender contracts. You will collaborate with the SCI humanitarian supply chain working group on the EHU’s strategy sourcing, pre-positioning, and emergency supply chain preparedness. In addition you will:

  • Implement and manage the warehouse & stock management of virtual and physical EHU supplies, whether through partners or SCI, ensuring stock is handled and stored in line with relevant laws and best practice
  • Maintain minimum stock levels globally and provide monthly stock management reports, taking into consideration technical challenges and risks for replenishment and specification planning
  • Ensure appropriate procedures are in place to support rapid deployment of <£2 million of stock
  • Continue to build and strengthen the skills, resources and capacity of the overall EHU supply chain platform, including training induction and programmes/workshops in-line with EHU objectives
  • Develop partnerships with companies and organisations providing in-kind resources for supply chain deployment support, such as stock, skills mentoring, staff deployments.

To be successful you will have significant experience working with international NGOs in humanitarian supply chain in emergency contexts and operations, as well as experience on health programming requiring medical supply chain management. You will have excellent inter-personal skills and the capacity to consider both short term and longer term strategic, operational and tactical needs. In addition you will have:

  • The ability to ingest, interpret and leverage global policies from a variety of sources (finance, awards, compliance, legal, operational) and succinctly summarise and adapt them
  • Experience and proficiency in writing clear and targeted reports, critiques and evidence-based analyses to a variety of audiences
  • Good understanding of donor rules in relation to this role, with a particular focus on DFID, ECHO, USAID, OFDA
  • The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and maintain a positive team dynamic in insecure environments
  • Technical qualifications in medical supply chain or pharmacy

Proficiency in a 2nd Language such as French, Spanish or Arabic.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 26th August 2019

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