World Vision International NGO Supply Chain Specialist Jobs in South Africa

World Vision International NGO Supply Chain Specialist Jobs in South Africa

Purpose of Position:

The Regional Supply Chain Specialist is the technical focal point for regional supply chain connecting Field Offices, Global Centre stakeholders, Shared Services and where required Support Offices and donors, for supply chain related matters.

Responsible for organizing, leading, contributing to and facilitating supply chain management (SCM) assessment and implementation programmes within each of the Field Offices that will have the greatest impact on process improvement, simplification, standardization, and cost containment.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Support & contribute Regional SCM Advisor in developing strategies, business plans, projects plan, etc.

  • Provide ongoing updates on the regional performance in Supply Chain to the RSCM Advisor and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Provide input to global policies, guidelines and standards relating to supply chain, enterprise risk and compliance and in contextualizing and implementing these within the region.

  • Be the expert on market dynamics, the supply base and regulatory framework by country and for the region to ensure supply strategies are in place, tailored and optimize.

  • Involvement in the Procurement HoD/senior buyer selection process e.g. interview process, review technical assessment. etc. and review the operating models.

  • Provide technicality aspect and support in emergency and fragile contexts to ensure the seamless supply chain operation despite the geographic size and market complexity, challenging environment in the region.

  • Demonstrate and practice servant and spiritual leadership and be a role model for the staff team, peers, and others.

    Quality Assurance and Risk Management

  • In partnership with WV Legal, ensure that contracting practices within a country are as effective as possible, ensure supply is assured from quality suppliers and risk to WVI is mitigated and compliance with local law.

  • Provide inputs in developing risk identification & assessment tools, registers and other tools and assess both Regional and FOs SCM-related risks, and coordinate with FOs in implementing the mitigation plans.


  • Establish and communicate priorities based on customer needs. Contribute to cross-functional planning activities.

  • Engage with Partners / Sub-Grantees in procurement planning process.

  • Advise on, and participate in development of consolidated procurement plan and sourcing strategy

  • Develop sources of competitive advantage to ensure that the supply chain management function supports the achievement of the organization's source of competitive advantage.

  • Advise on the Country planning process guidelines to communicate with the Operations Teams.

    Supply Chain Initiatives & Improvements

  • Review existing systems & tools, capacity-building approaches, communication platforms, etc. and continually develop them to improve the service level to FOs and other stakeholders.

  • Lead areas of improvement in terms of process efficiency, cost reduction, SCM quality improvement, etc. in the engagements with FOs in process walk-throughs, routine reviews, exceptions handling AND pre-reviews of global initiatives.

  • Develop internal and external best practices (from cross regions/FOs, like-minded organizations, SCM researchers, SCM professional bodies, etc.) to blend with Regional SCM Operations in increasing functional outcomes.

  • Lead / Co-lead Global / Regional / FO process improvement, business model designs, pilots (system and tool-related), etc. initiatives.

  • Take a lead role in coordinating/leading multi-country complex procurements in normal and emergency setting.

  • Identify regional and country Supply Chain strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) through market analysis, operational assessments, regional procurement, and contracting capacity and develop action plans in partnership with global, regional and FO staff accordingly.

    Supplier Contract and Relationship Management

  • Draft supplier contracts for those categories where the vetted global standard contract format is not applicable, and reviews supplier recommended changes.

  • Ensure that contractual conditions and performance indicators are understood by the suppliers.

  • Monitor and complete contract close-out, extension, or renewal, as appropriate for the assigned

  • Identify & resolve or escalate contract-related issues both internally and externally and propose improvements to the contracting process.

  • Develop supplier Key Performance Indicators based on guidelines / category and monitoring process.

    Data Management, Analysis and Reporting

  • Responsible for the implementation of key performance metrics process which include savings and procurement tracking and analysis which should be consolidated from FO reports.

  • Create and prioritize areas to be improved upon to drive Field Office supply chain management into world-class performance and communication and external SCM reports and engagements.

  • Monitor performance of key indicators, conduct root cause analysis of low performing areas and develop plans to improve those indicators.

    Process, Procedure and Policy

  • Socialize and implement the approved policies (including exemptions approved), processes and guidelines.

  • Conduct regularly reviews of procurement policies, processes, and guidelines to measure their effectiveness and applicability, including customer satisfaction and report to NO Management.

  • Advise National Offices on how to manage and maintain Logistics Tool & Dashboard for metric visibility in supply chain channels and timely communication with clients

  • Review with Partners / Sub-Grantees, their SCM Policies, procedures etc. to identify any gaps, document them under assessment reports, and capture under capacity building plans.

    Procurement Execution

  • Receive incoming Purchase Requisitions (Pending Buyer Action), verify specifications are clear, conduct sourcing event if required items are not already on contract, update the PR with actual supplier record and release PR for approval.

  • Follow Procurement Polices and guidelines in Supplier Award decisions under the applicable threshold.

  • Manage PO Change requests coordinating with Requesters, Budget Owners, and Suppliers

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in logistics, data science, business science, engineering, supply chain management or related fields and professional qualification in supply chain management.

  • Vocational or professional society membership (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport or Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and certification desired.

  • Minimum of 5-8 years professional work experience with progressively more responsibility relevant to supply chain issues.

  • Minimum two (2) years working in cross-cultural environments and demonstrated ability to adapt to international project work and implement ethical sourcing practices.

  • Knowledge of developing Dashboard using Excel or PowerBI

  • Thorough understanding of Principles Manual and demonstrated competence in supply chain cloud-based systems such as: Coupa.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving, and time management.

  • A proven track record of delivering consistent, quality results with accountability and integrity.

  • Ability to cope under significant pressure.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Familiar with NGO donor supply chain trends

  • Commitment to World Vision's mission and values.

    Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Extended operational experience in global supply chain management, procurement, business process improvement, project management and team based organizational change management.

  • Experience overseeing daily internal/external warehouse and transport operations, inventory management and logistics support. Familiarity with basics of fleet management, customs clearance, and third-party logistics preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Balanced scorecard experience preferred

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision International NGO Supply Chain Specialist Jobs in South Africa

    Find daily jobs in South Africa. Jobs - South Africa jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest South African job positions, career opportunities & jobs in South Africa.

    Jobs in South Africa - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in South Africa.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in South Africa posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Africa Jobs.