Position: Supply Chain Officer - Systems
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Global Communities’ Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, OHA is commencing responding directly in Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDP’s. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on the sustainability rather than relief delivery.
GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and are currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey. GC intends to hire a full-time Supply Chain Officer as part of the Operations Team based in Gaziantep
GC is seeking an experienced supply chain professional to be based in Gaziantep, for managing procurement contracts and other supply chain requirements.
The Supply Chain Officer - Systems reports to the Senior Operations Manager, and is responsible for the following:
- Promotes and ensures a positive and ethical business relationship with suppliers/service providers.
- Establishes an approved vendor base for Turkish and Syrian vendors.
- Ensures the performance of suppliers/service providers is monitored and documented to mitigate the risk of future engagement of under-performing suppliers.
- Participates in the bidder due diligence/vetting process for competitive tenders.
- Visits vendors as part of procurement site visit requirements.
- Works with Procurement and Compliance Sections on identifying and reducing GC exposure to the risks of vendor collusion, fraud, and other non-ethical practices.
Systems and Procedures
- Maintains all Procurement and Logistics SOPs
- Advises supply chain staff on supply chain systems
- Point of contract for the GC Flow Procurement related functions
- Ensures all contractual documentation in use is the authorised and latest version
- Leads the development of the supply chain systems and management of the existing system
- Implements, monitors, and analyzes Procurement & Logistics KPIs and reporting
- Reviews internal control functions for supply chain systems
- Ensures adherence to Global Communities and donor requirements and protocols
- Leads the monthly reporting of the Operations Department HQ monthly report
Education and Training
- A university degree in law, business administration, or similar.
- CIPS qualification or relevant Contracts/Procurement certification is desirable.
- Formal training and/or certification in humanitarian supply chain and associated areas is desirable.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience, which includes 2 years in contract management, commercial law, or supply chain
- A minimum of 2 years direct support of humanitarian program interventions implementation.
- Past work with international donor funded programs preferred (USAID, FCDO, EU, UN, etc).
- Preferred experience with a large international NGO.
- Experience in internal control and compliance checking.
- Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions
- Excellent relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in the approach for each relationship.
- Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
- In-depth knowledge of US government rules and regulations and experience with USAID/BHA contracts and acquisition mechanisms.
- Flexibility, ability to work independently and meet deadlines
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbally.
- Commercial acumen dealing with high value contracts
- Understanding of Turkish Contract law
- Excellent cross-cultural communication skills
- Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with suppliers in Turkey and Syria
- Good command of spoken and written English and Turkish. Arabic language skills are desirable.
- Excellent command of excel and other database applications.
- Computer/word processing and standard office software skills.
Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer. As an international humanitarian organization, we highly respect and value diversity and ensure that all qualified applicants receive consideration solely based on required experience and capabilities regardless of their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, disability or marital status. All Global Communities employees, regardless of their position, are prohibited from engaging in any form of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or abuse (physical, sexual, emotional or verbal), or in any other way breach the rights of others to thrive in a safe and supportive environment.
We consider Humanitarian Principles as an integral part of our relief and humanitarian work across the globe and are fully committed to promoting the recognition of human rights, especially the safeguarding of children, women, and adults at risk. We believe we are accountable to those in the communities we serve, and as such, it is our responsibility to ensure that, we as an organization, must not contribute in any way to harming or exposing those communities to further risk. Global Communities applies zero tolerance to any act of exploitation, abuse, harassment and discrimination in every aspect of its work.
Therefore, as part of our recruitment process, a range of pre-employment checks/screenings will be conducted in conformity with Global Communities’ Safeguarding Policies.
Level of contact with children for this position: Low
Global Communities does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
The position is open only to candidates holding Turkish Nationality.
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About Global Communities
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Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.
We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector, and NGOs as partners for good—bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.
Global Communities has existed for more than 60 years. Until 2012, we were known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We are a non-profit organization.
What distinguishes our work?
The power of what we do lies in our ability to develop relationships that put the people of the community at the forefront of their own development. Enriched by the ability to build trust and understanding, it is our heartfelt focus on community and partnership that distinguishes our work.
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