International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. JOB SUMMARY:
The Regional Supply Chain Manager (ME) is a key member of the Regional Logistics & Supply Chain management team & an extended member of the Global Supply Chain function. The role holder will be expected to play a key leadership role in establishing IMC as the regional supply chain leader amongst humanitarian agencies.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Leading on driving supply chain change initiatives through the global supply chain excellence program, in the ME region, with an intention of implementing the IMC global standard supply chain methodology across the region.
- Developing & implementing a regional supply chain strategic approach aimed at identifying and leveraging opportunities for supply chain consolidation, commercial excellence & optimization, particularly regional shared procurement.
- Providing supply chain leadership & management support to key programs in the region, particularly the Syria response with a focus on Cross Border programs.
The position will report to the Regional Logistics Coordinator with a technical reporting line additionally to the Global Supply Chain Manager. The role holder will manage the Regional Roving Procurement Coordinator. The role holder will be expected to be flexible to deploy as required to IMC country programs (expected 30-40% time deployed).
Supply Chain Excellence Leadership:
Work with the Global Supply Chain Manager and other key colleagues to develop & refine specific supply chain excellence initiatives (Global Category Management, Country Supply Chain Improvement Project, Supply Chain KPI’s, Supply Chain Planning & Design, Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness Supply Chain People Excellence, etc)
Responsible for driving these initiatives in the Middle East region in a phased manner, utilizing project management & change management approaches, with a hands on approach enabled through deployments as needed.
Regional Supply Chain Strategy & Execution:
Work with the Regional Logistics Coordinator and the Global Logistics & Supply Chain leadership team to develop & implement a regional supply chain strategy for IMC’s Middle East region.
Identify & setup regional consolidated procurement & supply chain opportunities aligned to the Global Category Management & other strategies.
Explore & develop commercially advantageous opportunities for outsourcing supply chain activities in the region.
Supply Chain Leadership & Management Support: Be the supply chain & logistics focal point for all multi country grants/programs in the region, providing a very high level of leadership and management support in related areas. In particular, the IMC Syria response cross border programs.
Responsible for ensuring development & submission of high quality large grant proposals covering all aspects of supply chain & logistics (supply chain plans, procurement plans, ensuring IMC leadership in efficiency & effectiveness metrics, inventory management policies, staffing plans, budgeting, etc).
Occasional deployments on needs basis to provide surge capacity to country programs in supply chain management roles. Willingness to occasionally deploy for extended periods on short notice and work in austere, dangerous, and/or post-disaster contexts. ocal point for capability building and technical inductions in the region.
Responsible for driving performance in the region on agreed KPI targets.
As with all management positions, the role holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as mutually agreed.
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standardsand adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partnersand requires them to adhere to these values
“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”
Extensive experience in humanitarian &/ development supply chain & logistics management at country &/ regional/HQ levels supporting large program portfolios in leading agencies.Alternatively, a very strong private sector, senior supply chain profile with some exposure to humanitarian operations. Preferred experience in health & integrated thematic sector programs.
Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Supply Chain or Global Logistics from a reputed university.
Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical material in the English language. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage though not essential.
High degree of influencing and communication skills through a variety of media (presentations, email, inter personal, remote communications, etc) with a high degree of cultural awareness and change management sensitivity.