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Procurement Manager
Save the Children International



 Grade Level: G3
 Supervisor: Head of Supply Chain
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 1 year
 Closing Date: 26 Jan 2023


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting the country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • The Procurement Lead is responsible for managing the Procurement of programmatic and non-programmatic goods and services. S/he:
  • Ensures that all of our goods and services are procured in accordance with the timescales set and agreed with program staff and SCI’s systems, policies and procedures, to support our programmes to deliver outstanding results for children 
  • Ensures that “value for money” is achieved through competitive and transparent Procurement processes. 
  • Provides technical and strategic support to our national/ area/ field offices to increase Procurement capacity and to achieve the operational goals of the Country Supply Chain team.
  • Monitoring purchase requests processing at Country Office Procurement Unit level and ensure timely processing aiming to improving sensibly the lead-times by coordinating with SCI suppliers & vendors.
  • Responsible for SCI Sudan’s benefits tracking and reporting. 
  • Responsible for field offices in improving procurement processes & procedures.
  • Review procurement plans and sourcing pipelines of all active awards and provide feedback and advice for improvements.
  • Work with the country, regional & global procurement/Supply Chain colleagues to improve/transform the Environmental/Sustainability of Procurement, Consultancy Services Procurement, Cash and Voucher Assistance services procurements and various strategic capability initiatives.
  • Build on and develop the suppliers/vendor base to ensure the capacity and flexibility to meet all the country offices & field offices requirements - both in “steady state” and “emergency response” situations.
  • Actively support Country Office & Field Offices to move to Business as Usual (BAU) on ProSave & Source-to-Pay technology solution (SAP Ariba).
  • Responsible for the Functional Support Model in SCI Sudan to drive adoption and compliance to the ProSave & Source to Pay System, SAP integrated system

Accountable for procurement KPIs reporting and the generation of on-demand procurement reports.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Preferred MA/MSc/BA/BSc/BEng/MEng in management; Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement, Engineering, or related fields and/ or Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent Experience
  • Proven and significant experience in Procurement and contract management, including an ability to review Procurement demands and trends, and develop Procurement strategies.     
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working in logistics or Procurement, with in-depth experience vis-à-vis the entire Procurement lifecycle.
  • Sector experience in NGO/UN system is preferred but a strong commercial sector candidate with a demonstrable interest and passion for the NGO sector will be considered. 
  • Experience with Strategic Sourcing, developing Category Strategies and running complex tenders. 
  • Experience using Procurement and Supply Chain Systems. – Preferably SAP 
  • Strong experience in some of our key programmatic categories (Supply Chain, Construction, Humanitarian Goods, Education Supplies, Medicines) or indirect categories (External Workers/Consultancy, IT, Property etc.). 
  • Willingness to undertake field travel as required and work in difficult environments according to travel environments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Fluency in spoken and written English

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