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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2024
    Deadline: May 3, 2024
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    Supply Chain Assistant - Mubi


    • This role will support the Humanitarian Supply Chain officer to coordinate the setup and/or scale up of emergency response logistics functions in Yola and Mubi offices. The responsibilities will include, but not limited to, provision of support [Warehouse, Procurement (Buying only), Fleet and Assets] to all program activities in Yola and Mubi, supervision of national logistics staff/intern, coordination with Maiduguri office logistics in delivery of programme stocks, coordination with Logistics Sector on free storage, etc.
    • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Role Dimensions:

    • This role will support Yola Supply chain to coordinate the setup or scale up of emergency response Supply chain functions in Yola and Mubi.


    • Coordinate with Program Managers/Budget Holders to ensure the needed support for program implementation is given with efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Ensure that Save the Children minimum standards of logistics procedures, country and donor policies are implemented and adhered to in the area of responsibility.
    • Assets – all purchased assets for the Yola and Mubi operations are recorded and updated in the Asset Register.

    Warehouse and Stock Management

    • SCI Warehousing – all programme stocks are received and recorded in TIM in accordance with the Purchase Order specifications, properly recorded in a timely manner, preserved in mint condition, organized according to type and homogeneity, and dispatched in line with program distribution plan.
    • Logistics Sector Free Storage – coordinate with partner and PMs for the storage and dispatch of programme stocks. Ensure that Stock Reports are obtained in a weekly basis for records keeping.
    • Fleet – all transport needs for staff and stocks are covered and vehicle records well-maintained.

    Procurement (buying) 

    • Ensure that all local purchases are only done from the pool of FWA and Prequalified suppliers. 
    • Advise SC/Logistics on the Procurement Categories that need to be established for the Yola and Mubi programme operations.
    • Lead on the supplier follow-up and ensure deliveries are in accordance with the terms outlined in Purchase Orders.
    • Closely coordinate with Humanitarian Logistics Coordinator and Security Manager on the cargo/stock movement coming from Maiduguri Office.
    • Lead and manage Logistics Intern/volunteer to ensure all deliverables are met efficiently, effectively and in a timely manner.

    BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

    • Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles
    • Accountability – ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in line with Save the Children policies and procedures.
    • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly.
    • Maintains focus on delivery of timely and appropriate results using available resources; identifies and acts on issues and problems in area of responsibility.
    • Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships
    • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals, and monitors progress and performance.
    • Operating safely and securely
    • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimizes these for oneself and the agency.
    • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimize risks for partners and the communities.
    • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organization.
    • Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:
    • Keeps oneself emotionally stable when helping others.
    • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations.
    • Maintains ethical and professional behavior in accordance with relevant codes of conduct.
    • Plans, prioritizes, and performs tasks well under pressure.
    • Takes responsibility for own work and impact of actions.
    • Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others
    • Delivers results and always acts with the beneficiaries in mind.
    • Anticipates current and future needs.
    • Tailors' communication style to certain audiences
    • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contributions, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings


    Delivering Results

    • Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team/organization.
    • Level required: Leading Edge

    Problem Solving & Decision Making

    • Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization.
    • Level required: Leading Edge

    Applying Technical & Professional Expertise

    • Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organization.
    • Level required: Accomplished.

    Working Effectively with Others

    • Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

    Level required: Accomplished



    • Education – a degree in logistics/supply chain or it equivalent  
    • Minimum 3 years post NYSC prior experience in logistics management in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
    • Proven experience in al technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management and asset management (experience in communications and/or security is a plus)
    • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
    • Experienced in managing and supervising others in logistics.
    • Ability to synthesize and analyze information, and make clear, informed decisions.
    • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
    • Strong planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
    • Cultural awareness, with strong written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills in English.


    • Technical experience/training in specific areas of logistics e.g. fleet mechanics, warehousing, procurement, and IT/communications networks
    • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of humanitarian intervention e.g. Health, WASH, Food Security
    • Working knowledge of local language(s)

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