Action Against Hunger Country Supply Chain Manager in United States

About Us

Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 6,500 staff in over 45 countries, our programs reached 14.9 million people in 2015.

About The Program

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Nigeria since 2010 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sector strategy where nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience. The main objectives of the country program are:

  1. To continue building on Action Against Hunger’s reputation for nutritional expertise to deliver integrated nutrition, WASH and FSL assistance in the high caseload Northern Nigeria States and build evidence from out pilot projects to influence policy makers to find long lasting solutions to under nutrition and hunger,

  2. To respond to the dire humanitarian situation created by the devastating conflict on-going in the North East while applying, where possible, attempts to find durable solutions in line with the New ways of Working and Humanitarian Development Nexus.

With a central office in Abuja and 3 main field office across the North, Action Against Hunger runs intervention in 3 States of Northern Nigeria including two States affected by the on-going conflict. We have a country team of around 550 staff (45 international) and a budget for 2018 projected at 50 M US$. Our main donors and partners in Nigeria include USAID/OFDA & FFP, DFID, ECHO, EU EDF, AFD, UNICEF, SIDA, SDC and GAC.

YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE TO ENDING WORLD HUNGER BY . . .

Ensuring an operationally enhanced logistical, supply chain and procurement function at mission level in order to provide programs with optimum support. This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Requirements

KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

  1. Participates in the design and implementation of the supply strategy for the mission
  • Prepare country supply chain strategy.

  • Make relevant recommendations on supply chain strategy.

  • Pilot implementation of mission supply chain strategy.

  • Ensure that procurements teams are fully aware of mission supply chain strategy across the mission.

  • Continuous update of training materials in SCM.

  • Perform training across the mission in supply chain.

  • Animate a training section on NHF for SCM.

  1. Coordinates procurement at national level and mitigate fraud
  • In light with PPPs and Procurement plans, make recommendation for a good coordination.

  • Ensure that procurements are carried out on a standard across the mission.

  • Identify risks on procurement performance and alert Head of Logistics Department and requesters.

  • Recommend adequate resources for a performing supply chain management in the mission.

  • Represent Action Against Hunger in Supply chain forums and make recommendations to Head of Logistics Department.

  • Develop measures to keep a standard level in quality management in supply chain.

  • Actively participate in implementation of quality improvement measures.

  • Ensures procurements are made in line with the organization standards. Ensure the organization procurement procedures are known and applied.

  1. Supervise supply chain in Abuja and manage HQ procurements
  • Ensure the best performance in procurements in Abuja: Transparency, shortest delivery time, value for money.

  • Directly manage tender's in Abuja.

  • Ensure supply chain strategy and all guidelines are implemented in Abuja.

  • Ensure all data bases are consistently updated in Abuja.

  • Deal with all quality issues linked with procurements in Abuja.

  • Update and share HQ procurement plan.

  • Prepare HQPRs whenever needed.

  • Follow-up on HQ procurement follow up and update requesters.

  • Manage procurement team in Abuja.

  • Make sure all procurement team in Abuja have action plans and they are implemented.

  • Manage the performance of the procurement team in Abuja.

  • Perform trainings.

  1. Monitoring of Supply Chain at country level
  • Continuously analyze SP&PPP and compare with procurements.

  • Gather and analyze procurement information and raise alerts when needed.

  • Support base team on planning of their supply chain.

  • Monthly update supply chain KPIs and provide recommendations for improvement.

  • Yearly call for interest.

  • Monthly spot checks.

  • Following of market evolution via survey, forum, st.andard means.

  • Follow-up of economic indicators that can impact the market prices (inflation rate, tax law..).

  • Carry out call for interest at least once every year.

  1. Participate in proposal writing and donor reporting
  • Provide updated data to technical department for proposal writing.

  • Advise technical departments on the SC related needs in proposal writing (local market, delivery time.

  • Compile users feedback for a continuous improvement of the tool.

  • Prepare PPP for each new proposal.

  • Ad'hoc assessments, survey in the framework of any new proposal.

  • Prepare tools to better track data on donors reporting for each grant.

  • Prepare guidelines in relation with grants closure.

  • Play active role in implementation of grant closure prepardness.

  • Provide data for intermediary and final reports whenever required.

DOES THIS DESCRIPTION FIT YOU?

You’ve broad experience in humanitarian Supply Chain management

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or a related field.

  • You have significant experience working in similar position.

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of extensive experience in procurement and coordination, preferably in Humanitarian or development work.

  • You have demonstrated professional experience working in a fast paced, complex humanitarian emergency context.

  • You have a good general knowledge of IT, mechanics, communications, supply chain management & procurement.

  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power point).

  • Capacity to conduct trainings and team management.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently.

  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information.

  • High level of Integrity and Transparency.

  • Excellent people management skills combined with the ability and desire to further develop staff capacity.

  • Possess strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Effective multi-tasking skills with ability to coordinate and handle pressure/ stress well.

  • Flexible, able to live and work in a stressful and insecure environment.

  • Previous experience working for NGOs an asset, particularly international NGOs.

  • Fluent in basic IT and networking technology.

Our Core Values

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core competencies

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity - we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence - we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment - we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Benefits

Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance

  • R&R Breaks

  • Paid annual leave (vacation)

  • Training opportunities

  • Child allowance

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website

Application Process:

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. This advert may close before the due date once we receive applications from qualified candidates. Closing date for applications: on or before 21st of December 2018, 4pm EAT.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

For further information about Action Against Hunger-USA, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org