Supply Chain Coordinator Non-profit Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:        Supply Chain Coordinator
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Director
for Operations
About Us:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The Supply
Chain Coordinator is a key position to the success and delivery of quality
programs. IRC defines Supply Chain as those systems and functions necessary to
implement programs effectively, inclusive of planning, procurement, logistics,
inventory management, property and asset management as well as vehicle and
fleet management. The Supply Chain Coordinator is accountable for the design,
planning, execution and monitoring of supply chain activities at the country level.
Key Duties and
  • Supply Chain Planning: The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for coordinating closely with
    internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective supply chain
    planning to support program implementation. Supply chain planning
    includes; procurement plans, warehousing plans, transport plans, staffing
    plans, distribution plans and training plans.
  • Procurement Management: The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is accountable for developing country procurement
    strategies. The Supply Chain Coordinator ensures all country program
    procurement needs are met on time in accordance with GSC and donors’
  • Inventory Management: The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for managing and controlling all
    inventory and warehouse operations in the country program and to ensure
    that there is precise record keeping, and implementing inventory standard
    operating procedures and control as provided by GSC.
  • Asset Management: The Supply
    Chain Coordinator is responsible for the procurement, maintenance, safe
    keeping and record for all IRC country program assets and equipment. The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the
    administrative, financial, capital and operations of asset, properties and
    attractive items management in accordance with IRC and donors rules and
  • Fleet Management: The Supply
    Chain Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordination of all
    IRC country fleet and transportation activities, ensure that all IRC fleet
    operations are conducted with adherence to IRC vehicle policies and
    procedures including vehicle and generator procurement, vehicle movement,
    maintenance and reporting accuracy.
  • Compliance and Ethics: The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for identifying and analyzing compliance
    risk in supply chain processes, implementing strong procurement controls,
    identifying procurement red flags, implementing internal and external
    audit corrective action plans and ensuring all supply chain activities are
    conducted ethically.
  • Learning and Development: The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible and accountable for overseeing all
    supply chain learning and development initiatives in country, assessing
    training needs, and developing training plans for supply chain staff.
  • Financial Management: The
    Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for preparing and submitting the
    monthly cash projection, developing and updating the spending plans as
    required and developing the operating budgets for the GSC department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a College degree
    or equivalent in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration or
    related field
  • At least six to seven years of work
    experience in supply chain operations
  • Demonstrated success as a Supply Chain
    leader across all disciplines within supply chain including planning,
    procurement and logistics
  • Strong collaborator and influencer with
    effective interpersonal and analytical skills who is able to work
    seamlessly across countries, cultures, and organizational units
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Supply
    Chain strategies, market analysis techniques, procurement and contracting,
    vehicle and fleet management, inventory, property and asset management
  • Strong financial management and budgeting
  • Excellent training and coaching ability
  • Able to work effectively in a highly
    matrixed structure
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CVs and cover letters clearly indicating the position applied for as the
subject to: (The Human Resource and Administration
department, International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 6th October
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