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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Supply Chain Assistant
Job ref.: 190003G2
Location: Gusau, Zamfara
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Field Team Lead
Staff directly reporting to this post: Drivers
- The Supply Chain Assistant is responsible for procurement and management of vehicle fleet, stock and assets to ensure effective, transparent and accountable Supply Chain support to the Save the Children Programs in Zamfara.
- Liaison with program teams to ensure adequate Supply Chain consideration for coordination and planning of program implementation.
- Provide technical support and guidance to program teams on Supply Chain elements of procurement planning and distribution management.
Key Areas of Accountability
Procurement and Supply:
- Manage procurement requirements of the Field Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures and forms (Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.)
- Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with capital office if procurement must be conducted there.
- Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects.
- Prepare monthly summary reports on Supply Chain support function, identifying problems in operations and proposing solutions.
- Monitor procurement and Supply Chain support costs in liaison with the Field Accountant to ensure expenditures remain within approved budgets.
- Ensure the office is well stocked with necessary supplies, stationeries and other consumables.
- Ensure arrangements for meetings and conferences are supported as required, ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively.
- Acknowledge reception of items in good order and condition
- Count and record the quantity on appropriate documentation
- Cross-check quantities and quality in accordance with delivery documents and planned reception
- Supervise loading and offloading of delivery and distribution trucks
- Ensure proper storage of commodities in shelves or pallets not to exceed maximum stack heights
- Ensure organization of the items by type, shipment, FEFO & FIFO.
- Keep clean the store and secure stocks
- Ensure pest control is in place and monitored on a daily basis
- Separate infested stocks from good stock
- Daily management of the store for cleaning or stocking
- Daily monitoring of stock levels
- Daily monitoring for expiry dates and quality problems
- Daily update of movements of commodities in/out of the store
- Enter all data into stock and bin cards
- Update warehouse operation data into the Warehouse management software (TIM)
- Preparation of weekly / monthly consumption report
- Conduct of cyclic counts and inventories in accordance to project schedule
- Planning of the needs and requisition of re-supplies
- Check and maintain Store security measures, e.g. locks, windows, and maintain SCI key management policy.
- Report to the line manager / security responsible in case of problems
Transport & Fleet:
- Ensure that SCI and Hired vehicles are checked on a daily basis, and that regular service and maintenance is carried out as per agreed schedule
- Responsible for tracking of all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation
- Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documentation.
- Manage service agreements related to vehicle maintenance and fuelling. Monitor fuel consumption and submit monthly reports
- Receive travel requests, and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.
- Coordinate with incoming and outgoing travelers on pick up an drop times ensuring drivers are briefed of movement plans
- Ensure accommodation is arranged for travelers. Ensure best value for money and that travelers are clearly informed well in advance
- Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
- Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
- Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
- Ensure leased properties are in good habitable conditions. Overseeing repairs on these houses, liaising with the caretaker and landlord where necessary.
- Establish and maintain a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available to staff.
- Report any defective communication equipment or service and check on running costs with Finance to ensure no misuse occurs.
- Ensure the data network (internet) is operational and cost effective. Report any defective IT or office equipment to the Field Team Lead or Abuja IT Department.
- Update Asset Register and send to capital office every month
Communication and Security:
- Ensure adherence to communication protocol at field level.
- Ensure that all communication systems in Field Office are maintained and staff trained in their proper and effective use
- Report all security incidents in writing in a timely manner
- Ensure that all equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner
Administration & Reports:
- Maintain all Supply Chain files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner; develop shared electronic & manual files to ensure easy access to information.
- Line manage, coordinate, monitor and guide the work of the drivers any other Supply Chain support staff by managing performance on an on-going basis
- Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to SCI Abuja head office
- Produce Supply Chain site report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.
- Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular vehicle performance and cost reports and send to capital office once per month.
- Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
- Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
- Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
- High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
- Holds self and others accountable
- Creating best-in-class EA function
- Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
- Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Designing more effective admin systems
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
- Level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics/Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Business related field
- Professional qualification in Procurement, Logistics or Supply Chain Management an added advantage.
- Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level: Excellent
- Language Requirements: English – Excellent
- Level of IT Expertise Required: Good
- Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 2
- Experience in procurement and Supply Chain with INGOs in Nigeira
- Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment
- Experience supervision drivers and other support staff
- Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.
Application Closing Date
10th October, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online