Location: Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 19 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

The role

We are currently looking for Supply Chain Senior Manager to be based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Role Purpose

This role will lead and manage the set up and scale up of all emergency response Supply Chain functions and responsibilities and will provide direct and technical line management to Supply Chain staff and teams. This role will support the Response Team Leader and other members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) on the best use of Save the Children's resources, and will usually work at a country level. The role will include all Supply Chain support with a broad spread of programmes, staffing, thematic interventions, and its complexities. As such, the role may include remote management, management of multiple field bases or direct line management of a large single project or function. Part of this role is also to record and report learned lessons from this assignment to help improve future practice. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience


  • Holder of a Supply Chain degree or related business degree from a recognized university (with excellent past performance and experience, even Professional Diploma will be considered).


  • Significant prior INGO experience in Supply Chain & operational management, within a complex/large scale country programme and in emergency response/humanitarian environments.
  • Substantial experience in all technical areas of Supply Chain operations including procurement, logistics, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security
  • Experience of developing / implementing a complex international supply chain to support different types of programmes, and coordinating resources to meet the programme objectives
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Proven track-record in managing and supervising others in supply chain, including training, capacity building & mentoring
  • Ability to synthesize and analyse complex information, and make clear, informed decisions
  • Experience of advising and supporting others at all levels with supply chain aspects of a programme, including strategic thinking, planning & donor relations
  • Ability to build positive & productive relationships quickly with a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English with experience in managing multicultural teams


  • Extensive experience in Procurement
  • Extensive experience in training of Supply Chain topics

Contract length: 6 months with possibility of extension

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

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

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing date for this advert is 20 June 2018.

Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and this role may be filled prior to the closing date.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse


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