Regional Supply Chain Specialist | ReliefWeb


The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

In this exciting opportunity, you will grow Supply Chain performance and expertise throughout Asia while also evaluating impact throughout the region.

You will also take a lead in strengthening the global systems, and ensure best in class supply chain management.

The role will also allow you to serve as a country business partner for the implementation of all global Supply Chain projects in the region, while driving both technical excellence and strategy.

In this pivotal role you will develop supply chain awareness and efficiency in Asia, drive processes, and improve systems, while ensuring that adequate capacities and capabilities are in place within our country offices.

Some, but not all, of the additional tasks that you will be responsible for include:

  • Deploy to emergency responses and take a lead in supply chain management

  • Engage across functional and geographical boundaries at an operational and tactical level, including INGOs, UN agencies, partners and suppliers.

  • Mentor logistics and Procurement Managers in our country offices

  • Ensure proactive identification of fraud and risk in the Countries’ Supply Chain, either remotely or during Country visit, and employing mitigation strategies

  • Develop and coordinate Regional Community of Practice

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful in this role you will need among other things:

  • Experience in strategically coordinating and mentoring a portfolio of Countries

  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving, data driven, and solutions oriented

  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills to achieve operational outcomes

  • Effective communicating and collaborating across cultural, geographical and structural boundaries, engaging positively and constructively with colleagues.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong working internal and external relationships and represent Plan in a professional and competent manner

  • Experience of leading emergency response supply chain function(s) at a country level, in disaster response contexts.

  • Experience in start-ups and implementation of donor grant projects, knowledge of donor rules and regulations.

  • Experience and knowledge of humanitarian Supply Chain management, with a technical background across all aspects of supply chain management: Planning, sourcing, procurement, assets, inventory / GIK & warehousing, fleet, logistics, distribution, staffing.

  • Knowledge and experience of risk and fraud identification and management, including short- and long-term mitigation strategies.

  • Experience of delivering logistics and procurement training in a variety of methods.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with an ERP or other supply chain management IT solutions would be preferred

Location: Flexible (within an Asia Pacific country office) Type of Role: One-year Fixed Term contract with the possibility of extension Reports to: Director of Southeast Asia & Pacific Remuneration: Competitive salary and package available (local T&C) Closing Date: 15 Nov 2020

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please apply at the following link

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This is a national staff contract position under competitive local terms and conditions. There are no expat benefits available.

The contracting body will be the relevant Plan country office, on their terms and conditions.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.


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