International Non-profit Jobs – Senior Officer Procurement at Save the Children

Organization: Save the
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the
Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival,
protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire
breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate
and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by
delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting
as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary:  The Senior Officer Procurement supports the
Logistics Manager in implementing procurement functions at the Kampala and
regional offices. The job holder is responsible for ensuring that the Save the
Children supply chain management policies and procedures are fully implemented
during the performance of duties. The position holder may also be called upon
as and when necessary to provide support in humanitarian responses.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The prospective Save the Children Senior
    Officer Procurement should possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Supply
    Chain/Logistics or equivalent. Possession of a professional qualification
    in CIPS is of added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience working
    in Logistics in the INGO sector, within complex/large scale Country
    programs and in an emergency response/humanitarian environments.
  • Proven experience in all technical areas
    of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution,
    warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and
    security management.
  • Past experience of working with local
    partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
    Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Possess the ability to establish and
    maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member
    of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Possess the ability to intervene with
    crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors should be submitted to: 
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
P.O. Box 12018,
Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to:
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are
submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are
therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 29th May

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