Save the Children International Procurement Manager Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.


We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.

We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

  • The Regional 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 regional sourcing strategies and ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of the Regional Procurement Unit in processing international procurement transactions for country offices in the ESA region.
  • The role will also include taking a lead role in advising country offices to achieve improved quality assurance of their procurement processes.
  • Sets targets for the Regional Procurement Unit; monitor performance and measuring efficiencies.
  • Also, ensures that Regional Procurement Unit is operating in strict adherence with the organization's procurement policy, RPU Charter and also compliance toward donor's requirements.
  • Actively supports the regional initiative on procurement improvements by supporting countries in managing complex procurement processes, providing advice and ensuring capacity building when needs are identified.
  • Ensures timely review of local procurement processes sent to review and validation at the procurement unit level, and ensures that the process is tracked to measure performance against targets.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A First Degree in in related area, Master level degree will be an advantage.
  • CIPS or equivalent professional certification
  • At least 3 years in a managerial position in procurement.
  • Having
    experience in the INGO sector and in handling Cash Transfer Procurement, pharmaceutical procurement and construction contracting will be an advantage.
  • 3 years' international experience is desirable, preferably having extensive knowledge of the East and Southern Africa market. Having previous regional procurement management level is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in running complex and high volume procurement processes and in high volume contracts negotiation (>USD 1 million).
  • Proven ability to review supply demands and trends; to develop strategies to fill identified gaps
  • 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 English
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Knowledge of East and Southern Africa Region context is an advantage
  • Excellent ability with MS-Office applications particularly Excel
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region to support country offices.
  • Resilient to stress
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Experienced in managing people is a must
  • Able to prioritize and work with limited supervision, self-motivated, resilient to stress

    How to apply

    Please apply online in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children International Procurement Manager Jobs in Kenya

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