• Human Resource ,Industry ,Other Services ,Social Services
  • Contract
  • 12 months ago
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary 000 / Monthly
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening

Job Description

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified person to fill the position of Procurement Coordinator (Sourcing). 

Job Employer: Save the Children Malawi

Job Title: Procurement Coordinator (Sourcing)

Job Location: Lilongwe

Closing Date: 24/04/2020

The Procurement Coordinator (Sourcing) acts as a crucial component in the SCI Supply Chain team which aims to deliver quality goods and services across the Malawi Country Programme.

Under the management of the Supply Chain Manager, the Procurement Coordinator (Sourcing) is responsible for coordinating sourcing for the whole Malawi Country Programme. Develops and maintains a Sourcing Pipeline of anticipated future Procurement demand for both development and humanitarian programmes. 

Runs sourcing procedures in line with the Procurement Manual to deliver identified business supply needs. Ensures best value for money is achieved through competitive and transparent sourcing. Manages key supplier relationships to develop strong strategic partnerships with critical suppliers.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, procurement, management, business or public administration and/ or Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent/related field.
  • Must be a registered Member of Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply (MIPS)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in Procurement, preferably in an NGO/and/or development program, with in depth experience in managing complex sourcing processes and supplier relationships
  • Solid knowledge and experience of planning and implementing sourcing activity and processes
  • Excellent supplier management skills and a strong ability to hold suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
  • Familiarity with the local and regional supplier markets
  • Experience in some of our key programmatic categories (Supply Chain, Construction, Humanitarian Goods, Education Supplies, Medicines) or indirect categories (External Workers/Consultancy, IT, Property etc.).  Knowledge of NGO/ Donor policies and their compliance requirements in respect of Procurement and wider supply chain activity
  • Competency in reporting, particularly the ability to quickly develop clear and concise delivery tracking, scheduling or pricing, donor, monthly KPI reports
  • Willingness to undertake field travel as required and work in difficult environments according to travel environments
  • High level of computer literacy. Especially excellent MS Excel/Word skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


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