East Africa Regional Supply Chain Consultant – Days for Girls International

Organization: Days for Girls
International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda or
Nairobi, Kenya (may consider remote based on candidate qualifications)
Reports to: DfGI Program Manager
Duration: 6 month contract
with the possibility of extension. This position is funded through grants from
The Starbucks Foundation
About US:
Days for Girls International is an award-winning NGO that works to
shatter stigma and limitations associated with menstruation for improved
health, education, and livelihoods. Through our Education & Access to
Menstrual Products Strategy, Days for Girls provides holistic menstrual health
education curriculum and increases women and girls’ access to menstrual
products. This takes place through our Global Programs arm, which trains
enterprise leaders to establish locally owned and operated businesses that:
1.               
Produce menstrual products for women and girls including our patented DfG Washable Pad Kit,
2.               
increase income for entrepreneurs and workers, and
3.               
demonstrate leadership and change agency in their communities.
Through our Policy & Advocacy Strategy, Days for Girls educates and
builds connections with national and international policymakers, coalitions,
and organizations who can advance, accelerate and amplify the importance of
menstrual health in improving education and livelihood outcomes for women and
girls. To date, Days for Girls has reached more than 1.7 million women and
girls in 144 countries on 6 continents with quality, sustainable menstrual care
solutions, and health education.
Job Summary: Days for Girls seeks an East Africa Regional
Supply Chain Consultant to optimize supply chain of materials required for
enterprises in the East Africa Region. In the East Africa region, Days for
Girls currently supports enterprises in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and
DRC. Materials consist of textiles-based inputs including cotton, flannel,
snaps, PUL, Makintosh, and others. Goals for this engagement are centered on
the optimization of DfG supply chain systems in order to reduce costs, increase
efficiency, and maintain high quality of inputs:
Materials
·                 
Source materials which meet DfG quality standards
·                 
Source materials produced locally (EAC region) wherever possible
·                 
Improve cost effectiveness of sourcing
Cost Reduction: Based on current
pricing, reduce costs by finding efficiencies in sourcing and transportation of
inputs.
Systems Optimization
·                 
Establish protocols and platforms for ordering, inventory management, and
shipping that are fit-to-context, time-efficient, and ensure accountability.
·                 
Optimize logistics for flow of goods between suppliers, DfG supply hubs,
and enterprises.
Organizational
Capacity Building
·                 
Build
capacity among enterprise leaders, local staff, and HQ staff to assume
management and operations of the established systems and platforms.
·                 
Build
capacity among local and HQ staff to increase organizational knowledge of
regional and national regulations and best practices related to movement of
goods
·                 
Expand
the DfG network and relationships with officials, suppliers, and shippers in
the EAC.
As a consultant to
DfGI, this position will report directly to the DfGI Program Manager. This
position will also regularly report to and interact with members of the DfGI
leadership team including Operations, Finance, Programs, and Development.
Activities & Deliverables
Activities and
deliverables listed here are subject to change based on emergent needs.
·                 
Orientation
to DfG products, inputs, product standards, and pricing structure.
·                 
Orientation
to current DfG supply chain logistics in EAC.
·                 
Orientation
to existing EAC office, hub, and enterprise locations and contexts.
·                 
Create
cost-effective, efficient, reliable system to source and distribute high
quality inputs that improve price point for DfG products.
·                 
Create
inventory management best practices and protocol for EAC Hubs.
·                 
Create
ordering and shipping best practices and protocols for DfGI, EAC Hubs, and EAC
Enterprises.
·                 
Supply
chain map for EAC region.
·                 
3-5
capacity-building sessions with regional staff.
·                 
3-5
capacity-building sessions with DfGI Leadership team.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·                 
The applicant
must hold a Diploma or Bachelor degree in business, supply chain management,
logistics management, international business, IT Management, or related field.
·                 
Track
record of experience and demonstrated success in supply chain management
projects in low-to-middle income contexts.
·                 
Experience
in adapting and right-sizing supply chain processes to fit local contexts.
·                 
Experience
working cross-sector with NGOs and/or government partners.
·                 
Excellent
interpersonal skills: ability to work collaboratively, establish and strengthen
relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
·                 
Self-motivated,
driven, and proactive.
·                 
Adaptive
and flexible.
·                 
Strong
organizational and time management skills.
·                 
Excellent
spoken and written communication skills.
·                 
Ability
to work, manage, and collaborate with others remotely.
·                 
Ability
to work inclusively and effectively with people across different cultures,
backgrounds, and experience levels.
·                 
Competency
in G Suite applications (Gmail, Google Docs), Microsoft applications (Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint).
·                 
Language
proficiency in English.
Desired Competencies
·                 
Experience
working in a start-up environment.
·                 
Competency
in setting up and managing supply chain management technologies.
·                 
Experience
reporting to senior leadership and international HQ.
·                 
Ability
to travel domestically.
·                 
Willingness
to work flexible hours.
Physical Demands
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job: While performing the
duties of this job, the employee may be asked to lift packages or supplies up
to 7kg.
Work Authorization
For this position,
the candidate must be authorized to work in Kenya or Uganda as a consultant —
local national or work permit — without sponsorship.


How to Apply:
Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis. Posting will remain open until the position is
filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the
application cycle.
To apply, please
send the following to hiring@daysforgirls.org with subject like “Supply Chain
Consultant”:
                 
CV
                 
Name and
contact information for at least three references

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