Deployable Supply Chain Specialist

  • Anywhere
Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 5 Mar 2023

Disasters and conflicts threaten children’s rights and damage the societies they live in. Last year alone, Plan International responded to 81 disasters globally to champion and uphold the rights of children, particularly girls, before, during and after emergencies.

To sustain its engagement with children affected by crises, our Humanitarian team is currently recruiting committed humanitarian experts to deploy 9 months of the year to various emergency contexts. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Core Surge team and to support children and their communities around the world in building resilience to increasing disaster risks.

The Opportunity

The Deployable Supply Chain Specialist provides leadership and technical support to the Supply Chain function of Plan International’s country offices and partners during our response to humanitarian crises.

The Deployable Supply Chain Specialist is a key role to enable Plan International to respond quickly, effectively and at a significant scale to the core humanitarian needs of children and their families during disasters and conflict as part of a collective response.

The Requirements

  • Significant experience working in a range of humanitarian crises.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of humanitarian supply chain management.
  • Experience in emergency response start-up and establishing emergency logistics and supply chain processes.
  • Demonstrable experience in incorporating gender and inclusion into logistics and supply chain work.
  • Significant experience in managing and implementing donor grant projects. Demonstrable knowledge of donor rules and regulations for a broad range of humanitarian donors (e.g. ECHO, BHA, amongst others) across humanitarian supply chain functions, including experience with proposals, implementation, technical advice and reporting.
  • Proven experience of technical background across all aspects of logistics and supply chain management, including procurement, warehousing, fleet management and humanitarian distributions.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills to achieve operational outcomes.
  • Good people management & interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work and provide effective leadership in complex and stressful situations, equally comfortable working in leadership, management and hands-on roles in rapidly changing contexts.
  • Effective communication skills in a multicultural work environment.
  • Project management and organisational skills, results-oriented and comfortable making decisions and taking appropriate risks.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working internal and external relationships and represent Plan in a professional manner.
  • Positive, constructive and solutions-focused, comfortable working with high energy and positivity even in the face of challenging situations.
  • Knowledge and experience in risk and fraud identification and management, including short-term mitigation strategies.
  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to humanitarian principles, humanitarian response work and child protection standards.
  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, gender and diversity.
  • Committed to actively upholding Plan International’s vision, values and behaviours and policies, including the Say Yes! To Keeping Children Safe Policy.

How to apply

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