Regional Supply Chain Coordinator, Asia and East Africa – Kenya

Job Overview:

The Regional Supply Chain Coordinator is a key role that will help drive excellence in the assigned region. The role will focus on building country supply chain capacity through focused capacity building initiatives identified by using various supply chain analytics and developing strategic approaches in country programs. This role is intended to develop emerging supply chain talent for future leadership positions in IRC Global Supply Chain & thus will be exposed to several significant, stretch assignments with management & leadership dimensions.

Major Responsibilities:

This meaningful role will support 2 IRC regions and thus provides a breadth of experience across 2 regional contexts. Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Supply Chain data analysis and reporting monitoring and analysis of risks, compliance and performance, and support to internal audit corrective action plan
  • Capacity building and development of teams across all country program supply chain function, aligned with the Supply Chain Learning & Development model, and mostly on the job training during country visit
  • Provide Tactical & Operational Country Program support focussed on improving & enabling better program delivery through impactful supply chains ex. strengthening strategic sourcing, improving procurement, demand & supply planning practices, embedding performance & risk management routines, supporting scale up of country programs, introducing improvements to ensure on time supply & services delivery, improving and optimising warehousing practices, fleet management and asset management,

This role reports in to 2 RSC Directors in a matrixed reporting model & will require an ability to coordinate and work within the established parameters of the IRC management in partnership model that governs such reporting arrangements.

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of supply chain management experience leading a supply chain team or regional role in a nonprofit organization.

Proven Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Supply chain functional knowledge & expertise including fragile contexts.
  • In depth knowledge of aid sector supply chain policies & processes; donor regulations, compliance & regulatory frameworks.
  • Project management experience
  • People management & team management experience at skilled practitioner level.
  • Training & coaching skills.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and digital technology savvy.
  • Data analysis experience
  • Knowledge of Health SCM

Education: Degree level or equivalent supply chain & management certifications

Language Skills: Fluency required in English

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong interpersonal and time-management skills; consistent record of prioritizing and delivering on time
  • Can work independently and in a multifaceted, cross-functional distributed team structure
  • Shown ability to work effectively with team members at all levels
  • Strong organizational change skills
  • Applications from a diverse group of candidates are encouraged

Working Environment:

  • This role requires working remotely full or part-time (i.e. telecommuting) when not deployed to an IRC country program. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can optimally complete their work from during regularly scheduled work hours
  • Significant international travel as needed up to 50-70%
  • The location shall be among the approved hosting locations.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, 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 Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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