Feb 072018

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 19 Feb 2018


Level 3: the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The Role: The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the management the Regional Procurement Unit and will lead in setting up strategic contracts at regional and sub-regional level, and for the Regional Office. The incumbent will also be responsible for supporting the development and execution of global and regional sourcing strategies and ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of the Regional Procurement Unit in processing international procurement transactions for country offices in the WCA region. The role will also include taking a lead role in advising country offices to achieve improved quality assurance of their procurement processes. You will work with Country Offices to analyse and advise them to improve performance of their procurement processes in order to reduce operational costs, minimise wastage and improve the quality and timeliness of projects for the benefit of the children.


  • A Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Management or related area, Master’s degree an advantage
  • At least five years procurement management level experience in logistics/supply chain in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments. Public and Private sector experience will be evaluated, but a minimum experience in NGO sector is highly advisable.
  • 3 years international experience is must. Experience at Regional Procurement management level a strong advantage.
  • Experience in running complex and high volume procurement processes and in high volume (1M USD+) contracts negotiation
  • Experience working with large institutional donors and knowledge of their rules and regulations
  • Ability to synthesize and analyse 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 organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience in developing the capacity of Procurement staff through the use of training, performance management frameworks and development plans.
  • Experience in development and implementation of efficient procurement systems, policies and procedures.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Knowledge of Western and Central Africa region is an advantage
  • Excellent in office pack/SharePoint is advantage
  • Willingness and ability to travel around the region sometimes with small notice. Having limited visa related problems will be considered an advantage.
  • Resilient to stress
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Experienced in managing teams is a must
  • Able to prioritize and work with limited supervision , self-motivated, resilient to stress CONTRACT LENGTH: 01 Year

The Organisation We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information: Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization

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