Regional Supply Chain Specialist


As a Supply Chain Specialist, you must have the ability to strategically engage and orientate a Country towards continuous improvement, realigning processes and systems, supporting the definition of appropriate HR structures, quantitative performance management through the usage and analysis of information systems (either Excel tools, SAP or ERP), in the aim to level all your Countries from the portfolio at the same maturity.

  • You may have budgetary responsibility when deployed to an emergency response or gap filling role and also be given line management and leadership responsibility of logistics and procurement operations during an emergency response or gap filling role.
  • You will engage internally across functional and geographical boundaries at an operational and tactical level and be engaged externally within and outside the sector to further Plan’s L & P operational objectives, including INGOs, UN agencies, partners and suppliers.
  • You will be a business partner for a portfolio of Country Offices, Supporting Supply Chain management of countries through business partnering with Country Leadership Teams and ensure proactive identification of fraud and risk in the Countries’ Supply Chain, either remotely or during Country visit, and employing mitigation strategies
  • You will act as a mentor to administration or logistics, procurement managers, as a focal point for supply chain operations, troubleshooting in country offices by providing technical advice and support to countries in all areas of logistics and procurement whether the projects are carried out by themselves or by partners.
  • You will give high level technical input, advice and guidance on project start-ups for new/complex/high risk projects (e.g. Fleet disposal and renewal, technical procurement and contracting), on dedicated resource for project implementation, new systems and on change process roll out to support embedding and transition into business as usual operations
  • You will work with Country Offices to support workforce planning and restructuring to meet current and projected business need in the area of Logistics and Procurement and support staff selection and recruitment processes, as much as onboarding and induction
  • You will continuously upskill Countries’ staff, engaging them in developing solutions to their Supply Chain challenges by delivering capacity building and training through the Community of Practices, micro learning, workshops, webinars or in-country training, as much as using the L&P Planet page to share appropriate information, Workplace or any other digital platform
  • You will Develop and maintain a Country coordination and knowledge management system, ensuring a feedback mechanism from Country Offices is in place, enabling proactive identification of gaps and risks
  • You will use supply chain evaluations and monitoring tools to continuously improve current processes and systems and support in job profile development, technical testing, development and validating to enable appropriate Supply Chain staffing in Country Offices
  • You will manage fleet and transport operations for emergency response including coordinating with existing country office operations to identify needs, acquire and utilise a variety of modes to meet the emergency response requirements needs safely and effectively.
  • You will manage the coordination and reporting including Logistics Cluster engagement and civil-military liaison in an emergency response, as much as collaboration with other response team members (e.g. market assessment and infrastructure/supply chain assessments

For a detailed job description, please click on the below link: Regional Supply Chain Specialist


This position is opened for all applicant and females’ candidates are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be immediately available. To apply, click on the link and send by 22th June 2020 your application with:

  • A comprehensive cover letter
  • A comprehensive and clear CV that includes the contact of two of your referees, one of whom should be your current employer.

Females’ candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Location: West and Central Africa with flexibility about the location

Type of Role: 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract

Reports to:  Director of Sub-Region

Grade: E

Closing Date: 22th June 2020

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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