The Regional Supply Chain Manager – Anglophone Africa is a key member of the Regional Logistics & Supply Chain management team & an extended member of the Global Supply Chain function. The role holder will be expected to play a key leadership role in establishing IMC as the regional supply chain leader amongst humanitarian agencies.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Leading on driving supply chain change initiatives through the global supply chain excellence program, in the East Africa region.
- Developing & implementing a regional supply chain strategic approach aimed at identifying and leveraging opportunities for supply chain consolidation, commercial excellence & optimization, particularly regional shared procurement.
- Providing supply chain leadership & management support to key programs in the region, with particular emphasis to Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
The position will report to the Regional Logistics Coordinator – AA, with a technical reporting line additionally to the Global PIP Project Manager. The role holder will be expected to be flexible to deploy 100% as required to IMC country programs within the AA region.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Supply Chain Excellence Leadership: Work with the Global Supply Chain Manager and other key colleagues to develop & refine specific supply chain excellence initiatives (Global Category Management, Country Supply Chain Improvement Project, Supply Chain KPI’s, Supply Chain Planning & Design, Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness, etc.)
Responsible for driving these initiatives in the East African region in a phased manner, utilizing project management & change management approaches, with a hands on approach enabled through deployments as needed.
In 2018, the role holder will be required to work extensively on the IMC L&SC flagship Procurement Transformation/Improvement Project (PIP) – which is a country procurement strengthening & excellence initiative. The role holder will be a senior member & one of the team leaders in the PIP project team, leading one of the 3 project teams (EA countries focused team) under the management of the PIP project manager. The PIP project entails conducting a holistic & sustainable overhaul of the country procurement function (sourcing strategy, contracting strategy & contracts setup, right sizing of the department, compliance strengthening, fraud resilience development & capacity building) based on analytics & sector procurement best practices. This will be achieved by a 6 month hands on support & coaching of the country procurement team (including an expected 2 month in country deployment in each country).
- Regional Supply Chain Strategy & Execution:
- Work with the Regional Logistics Coordinator and the Global Logistics & Supply Chain leadership team to develop & implement a regional supply chain strategy for IMC’s East African Region.
- Identify & setup regional consolidated procurement & supply chain opportunities, hubs aligned to the Global Category Management & other strategies.
- Explore & develop commercially advantageous opportunities for outsourcing supply chain activities in the region.
- Supply Chain Leadership & Management Support:
- Be the supply chain & logistics focal point for all multi country grants/programs in the region, providing a very high level of leadership and management support in related areas. Particularly OFDA and ECHO grants.
- Responsible for ensuring development & submission of high quality large grant proposals covering all aspects of supply chain & logistics (supply chain plans, procurement plans, ensuring IMC leadership in efficiency & effectiveness metrics, inventory management policies, staffing plans, budgeting, etc.).
- Occasional deployments on needs basis to provide surge capacity to country programs in supply chain management roles. Willingness to occasionally deploy for extended periods on short notice and work in austere, dangerous, and/or post-disaster contexts.
As with all management positions, the role holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as mutually agreed.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Extensive experience in humanitarian &/ development supply chain & logistics management at country &/ regional/HQ levels supporting large program portfolios in leading agencies.
Alternatively, a very strong private sector, senior supply chain profile with some exposure to humanitarian operations.
- Preferred experience in health & integrated thematic sector programs.
- Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Supply Chain or Global Logistics from a reputed university.
- Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical material in the English language.
- High degree of influencing and communication skills through a variety of media (presentations, email, inter personal, remote communications, etc.) with a high degree of cultural awareness and change management sensitivity.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.