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Supply Chain Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Coordinator

Job Identification: 1589
Location: Yobe
Grade: 3
Job Schedule Full time
Job Category: Supply Chain
Team / Programme: Humanitarian Supply Chain
Reports to: Field Manager – Yobe field office
Staff Reporting to this Post by Matrix: Procurement Officer, and Logistics Officer.

Child Safeguarding

  • 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 country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • Supply Chain Coordinator is a key position to the success and delivery of quality programs. SCI 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 Supply Chain Coordinator is accountable for the design, planning, execution, and monitoring of supply chain activities, and delivery of an effective supply chain function within the SCI Yobe program in compliance with SCI, donor regulations, and in line with program objectives.
  • He/she is also responsible for the continuous improvement of performance quality throughout the SC team and ensuring stakeholders’ satisfaction by exercising service-oriented practices.

Scope of Role

  • Direct: Regular relationships with Borno AO SC, and Country Office Supply Chain staff at all levels, Finance team, and Program department leads.
  • Indirect: May Serve as SCI Yobe Supply Chain representative in outside meetings, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency groups, and foundations.

Key Areas of Accountability
Supply Chain Planning:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for supply chain activities planning, developing supply chain plans to support program implementation, and close coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Supply chain planning includes procurement plans, warehousing plans, transport plans, staffing plans, distribution plans, and training plans.
  • Ensure procurement plans are developed for all active grants in collaboration with program Coordinators/Managers.
  • Ensure that program teams develop distribution plans for supplies and assets in order to eliminate inventory remaining in the warehouses after grant closure.
  • Coordinate with supply chain field staff ensuring that there is sufficient space in the warehouses before sending program supplies to the field sites.
  • Ensure supply chain staff training and capacity building plans are developed and incorporated into the budgets.
  • Ensure that the supply chain department is well-staffed and roles and responsibilities of each have clear job descriptions.

Procurement Management:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator owns, manages, and drives SCI Yobe office procurement strategies, policies, and procedures. He/she ensures all field office program procurement needs are met on time in accordance with SCI Global Supply Chain (GSC) standards.
  • Ensure compliance with SCI and donor policies in the procurement of program supplies and assets.
  • Ensure review and execution of procurement contracts in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure Implementation of GSC SOPs in the Yobe program office.
  • Ensure supply chain monthly and quarterly reports are accurate and submitted on time.
  • Organize procurement training sessions for procurement/tender committees in the Yobe field office and non-supply chain staff if deemed necessary.
  • Review procurement documents before payments.
  • Ensure all suppliers/service providers’ Information, history, and performance are filed and kept confidentially in the Yobe office.
  • Ensure Procurement officer/s conducts Market Survey and analysis quarterly and shares with the program team and field Coordinators/ Managers.
  • Identify fraud and corruption red flags and address them in a timely manner.
  • Establish a reasonable and appropriate lead time for all procurement of program supplies and delivery of goods to the program sites.
  • Work with Field Office Supply Chain staff and Field Manager to ensure effectiveness, field offices uniformity of supply chain structure, and implementation of the SCI`s standard operating policies and procedures.

Inventory Management:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for managing and controlling all inventory and warehouses operation in the Yobe program and ensuring excellent records keeping, implementation of inventory standard operating procedures, and control as provided by GSC.
  • Ensure implementation of SCI inventory policies in the Yobe office.
  • Produce awards-ending and year-ending inventory reports in a timely manner.
  • Check warehouses/stores records and safety as per SCI standard Supply Chain Assessment Tool (SCAT).
  • Conduct spot checks and surprise inventory counts as per SCI SOPs.

Assets Management:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for the procurement, maintenance, safekeeping, and records of all SCI Yobe program assets and equipment. He/she is responsible for all aspects of the administrative, financial, capital, and operations of asset management in accordance with SCI and donor’s rules and regulations.
  • Ensure Implementation of SCI Asset policies in the Yobe office.
  • Ensure assets are maintained timely and are safe to use, and all maintenance documented.
  • Ensure assets are tracked properly, tagged at the delivery, and the asset tracking sheet is continuously updated as assets are issued to staff or deployed to facilities.
  • Plan for asset replacement as their service life comes to an end ensuring sufficient funds are budgeted for replacement.
  • Manage the disposal process for assets, including ensuring donor approvals are in place before the disposal.
  • Ensure spot-checks are done systematically, documented, and reported for all SCI Yobe assets, inventory, and equipment as per SCI assets management policy.

Fleet Management:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all SCI Yobe fleet and transportation activities, ensuring that Yobe office fleet operations are conducted in adherence to SCI fleet policies and procedures including vehicle procurement, vehicle movement, maintenance, and reporting accuracy.
  • Ensure all Yobe vehicles are in good condition and well-maintained.
  • Ensure all SCI-owned vehicles are reported and insured by SCI.
  • Ensure local fleet management policy is in place, implemented, and followed by all in the Yobe field office.
  • Review regularly fuel consumption and vehicle utilization management. Based on the analysis, plan for an increase/decrease in the number of vehicles if necessary.
  • Review vehicle monthly reports and provide the necessary support to the logistics staff.

Compliance and Ethics:

  • The supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for identifying and analyzing compliance risk in supply chain processes, implementing strong procurement controls, identifying procurement red flags, implementing internal and external audit corrective action plans, and ensuring all supply chain activities are conducted in an ethical manner.

Learning and Development:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible and accountable for overseeing all supply chain learning and development initiatives in the Yobe office and assessing training needs, developing training plans for supply chain staff and other target audiences (programs, finance, etc.) as necessary.

Supply Chain Coordinator Competencies matrix:

  • The Supply Chain Coordinator competency matrix is the main supportive document of this job description that details all required skills, tasks, and accountability levels.
  • The Supply Chain Coordinator must ensure that all tasks are performed according to the standards. The Supply Chain Coordinator is accountable for the competencies matrix implementation.


  • Advanced Degree, minimum 5 years of progressive Supply Chain professional experience or equivalent education and experience.
  • Demonstrated success as a Supply Chain leader across all disciplines including planning, procurement, and logistics.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Supply Chain strategies, market analysis techniques, procurement and contracting, vehicle and fleet management, inventory, property, and asset management.
  • Strong collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who is able to work seamlessly across organizational units.
  • Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure.
  • Strong financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Excellent training and coaching ability.
  • Fluency in English is required, spoken proficiency in local languages is a plus.
  • Ability to travel to remote field offices.
  • Resilient, organized, hard-working, with a positive attitude.

Application Closing Date

30th May, 2023 ( 04:55 PM)

Method of Application

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