Regional Supply Chain Director – East Africa US NGO Job Careers – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:    Regional Supply Chain
Director – East Africa

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Director – Global Supply Chain Operations with dual reporting to Regional VP


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:  Strong Supply Chain support is a key to the
success and delivery of quality programs. 
IRC defines Supply Chain as those systems and support functions
necessary to implement programs effectively, inclusive of procurement,
logistics, inventory management, asset management as well as vehicle and fleet
management.  The Regional Supply Chain
Director (RSCD), in close collaboration with regional leadership, country
leadership, program teams, country supply chain operations and Global Supply
Chain based in NY, will focus on developing and supporting a high standard of
Supply Chain excellence to maximize program support, efficiency, and


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

closely with the regional and country program teams to develop Supply Chain
strategies that prioritize initiatives to improve operational capabilities and

Be the
expert on market dynamics and the supply base by country and for the region as
a whole and ensure supply strategies are in place

effective partnerships with global, regional and country stakeholders to plan
for future requirements and develop proactive supply chain strategies

regional and country Supply Chain strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and
threats (SWOT) though market analysis, operational assessments, regional
procurement and contracting capacity and develop action plans in partnership
with GSC, regional  and country staff

with country office teams to develop integrated supply chains and assist supply
chain teams in developing/improving linkages between their department and

metrics to measure and assess Supply Chain efficiency and success in the
country programs

organization Supply Chain structures and staffing levels to ensure effective
and cost-efficient support to programs.

Act as
“first line” advisory resource for country Supply Chain staff.

team capacity building opportunities, promote and conduct training and other
development activities for country staff

needs and advocate that sufficient resources are invested for program success

implementation and delivery of global and regional initiatives

that supply chain operations have supplier development strategies and provide
guidance to supply chain teams on effective development techniques

Take a
lead role in coordinating/leading regional procurements

partnership with IRC Legal and the GSC Quality Assurance Team, ensure that
contracting practices within a country are as effective as possible, ensure
supply is assured from quality suppliers and risk to IRC is mitigated

supply chain goods flow account for speed, cost and reliability and take
advantage of favorable customs schemes

that country office Supply Chain policies are appropriate, documented,
disseminated and required monitoring processes are effective.

senior management team in country with developing mitigation plans to address
procurement controls weaknesses

proper quality management of the end to end pharmaceutical supply chain,
including cold-chain requirements

the deployment schedule of the roving supply chain coordinator

with the DDO or CD as appropriate to determine priorities for each country
program supply chain activities

with the DDO or CD as appropriate for recruiting and on-boarding of new supply
chain staff

that the roving coordinator and each country’s supply chain coordinator is
managed with clear objectives, a professional development plan, and co-deliver
performance feedback with the DDO or CD as appropriate. 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must have at least ten years of experience with demonstrated
success as a Supply Chain leader across all disciplines within supply chain
including planning, procurement and logistics

in managing a pharmaceutical (including cold-chain) supply chain network

and experience in supporting Cash programming

managing teams remotely

manages ambiguity

have proven project management skills and experience, excellent communication
skills, the ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, and team building

a demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and change management

presentation skills, negotiation and relationship skills

collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills
who is able to work seamlessly across countries, cultures, and organizational

Able to
work effectively in a highly matrixed structure

training and coaching ability

to travel as needed to support country requirements

and French language skills


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


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