Supply Chain Manager

Catholic Relief Services, Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Skill Required:, Research and AnalysisStrategic Alliances
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th June, 2020

Job Description

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Supply Chain Manager position to provide oversight of commodity management and staffs in that department for a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern-Dole International School Feeding and Child Nutrition Program (MGD) in Guinea Bissau. The MGD Program supports education, child development and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe. The ongoing program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities, as well as financial and technical assistance, to support school feeding, literacy and maternal and child nutrition projects.

Job Summary

The Supply Chain Manager will support the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the FFE Guinea Bissau program supply chain. S/he will be directly responsible for providing oversight of supply chain Management and staffs in that department. S/he will plan, manage, and provide technical and operational oversight of all supply chain activities – including procurement, logistics, transportation, and warehousing - to ensure effective and efficient delivery of goods to the poor and vulnerable. S/he will anticipate and manage supply chain needs and challenges, and introduce improvement solutions, applying the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Qualifications & Experience

  •  Previous experience for Mc Govern Dole FFE Supply Chain Manager’s function, highly desirable.
  •  Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics Management or equivalent experience.
  •  Knowledge of and experience with various public donors’ regulations, particularly USDA (2 CFR Part 200, 7 CFR Part 1599)
  •  Experience with Food Aid programs especially, CRS Commodity Management Manual, and understanding of the Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles (GACAP)
  •  At least five years’ experience in Administration, Commodity Management, and Logistics
  •  Excellent writing and communication skills.
  •  Excellent writing and communication skills.
  •  Fluency in French and excellent English writing skills especially with the ability to produce quality written reports for the donor in English on a timely basis.
  •  Ability to communicate in Portuguese (or ready to learn) or Spanish is desired
  •  Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and independently to meet strict deadlines.
  •  Willingness to live in and travel to remote parts of the country with basic amenities.
  •  Excellent knowledge of computer word-processing and spreadsheet programs and in Foodlog+
  •  Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.


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