As the newest country in the world, South Sudan continues to struggle amidst the challenges that accompany the complex process of nation-building. The 2018 Peace Agreement has brought hope that South Sudan will transition from a protracted crisis to long-term development programming, but the implementation of the agreement has been slow. CRS country programming in South Sudan is supported by emergency funding from CRS, USAID, EU, FDCO, WFP, LDSC, and other Caritas and private donors.
Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Manager for an anticipated 36-month Malaria Grant by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under their New Financing Mechanism 2021-2023 (NFM3). The new NFM3 grant will support the implementation of South Sudan’s Malaria Strategic Plan (2021-2025) with the goal of leading the country towards pre-elimination by reducing malaria-related morbidity and mortality by 80% compared to 2019 rates and a 50% reduction in malaria parasite prevalence compared to 2017 rates.
You will lead all activities related to the procurement and supply management of health products and contribute to health system strengthening (HSS) under the Malaria Project. You will plan, manage, and provide technical and operational oversight of all supply chain activities including procurement, logistics, transportation, and warehousing. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to successfully manage the quality and efficiency of all procurement and purchasing activities; anticipate and manage supply chain needs and challenges; and introduce improvement solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.
You will lead teams spread across multiple locations and oversee partner implementation of activities in remote and insecure field locations. You will actively coordinate with all other CRS programs and teams undertaking similar interventions and working in the same target areas. Together with the program’s technical team, you will be based in Juba, Central Equatoria State and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Significant experience in establishing and strengthening procurement and supply chain system including planning, internal controls, recruitment, training and partnership management in conflict and resource poor settings.
- Strong planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills.
- Strong analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions.
- Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
- Proactive, resourceful, solutions- and results-oriented.
- Strong negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills.
- Experience and skill in implementing matrix management and remote management supervision for field teams and partners.
- Demonstrated capacity to live and work in remote and insecure field locations with basic amenities and few or no other international staff and adhere a strict curfew and movement restrictions.
Required Languages – English.
Travel – Must be willing and able to spend up to 60% of time in remote and insecure field locations.
Supervisory Responsibilities Logisticians and Supply Chain Focal Points.
- Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or another relevant field, or equivalent experience strongly preferred. Professional certification(s) is a plus.
- Extensive experience in overseeing port operations, transit warehousing, marine surveying, clearing and inland transportation and distribution systems for GF commodities.
- Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
- Experience coordinating and sharing program staff, facilities, and resources with multiple projects and teams working in the same location.
- Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
- Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and database management systems (e.g. MS Access) highly desirable.
- Professional capacity in Arabic and local South Sudanese languages a plus.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
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CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
About the Organization
Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 98 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential. As the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community, CRS is also committed to educating the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.