With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
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Employee Contract Type:
Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)
This position will provide overall strategic leadership, matrixed oversight and management support for all aspects of seamless Supply Chain Management at the Regional and Field Office level in the Southern Africa Region. This position is part of the Regional Office (RO) team with a focus on ensuring stewardship, accountability, risk reduction and management strategies, leading the planning and sourcing of all key program spend that best serves the strategic and program objectives of the Field Offices (FOs) while ensuring best value for money. This leadership is delivered in partnership with the Regional Finance Director, and the Senior Director of Operations, championing the strategic intent of the Regional Chief Executive Officer (Regional Leader). In addition, this position is responsible for establishing supply chain management as a core strategic function for all programming contexts (emergency, fragile and development). This position also leads SCM teams capacity strengthening, and the development and implementation of systems, processes and controls to drive efficient and effective delivery of FO programs while mitigating risk.
World Vision International Southern Africa Region is both an equal opportunity employer and a Christian organization. We conduct recruitment without regard to race, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, parental or pregnancy status, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. We take a firm stance against racism, discrimination, and harassment and foster an environment where people with a multiplicity of personal characteristics are embraced and valued.
As a reflection of our commitment to equity and equal pay for all, if a candidate meets all the minimum requirements of the role, we hire at a minimum of the midpoint of the salary scale.
Strategic Leadership (20%)
Continuously evolve our budgeting and planning systems toward alignment in support of measuring impact and value for money.
Ensure that data captured is clean, scalable and adaptable
Explore emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling and automation in support of our reporting, analysis, continuous improvement and decision-making
Support grant growth and locally restricted funding through initiatives to improve cost recovery, mitigate risk, monitor and build capacity of local partners and facilitate effective commercial contracts
Act as first line advisory resource for Field Office Supply Chain Management (FO SCM) Team and Regional Office (RO).
Advise and support Regional Finance Director and Global Head of Supply Chain in developing strategies, business plans, projects plan, etc.
Provide ongoing updates on the regional performance in Supply Chain to the Regional Finance Director, Global Head of Supply Chain and other relevant stakeholders.
Provide input to global policies, guidelines and standards relating to supply chain, enterprise risk and compliance and provide leadership in contextualizing and implementing these within the region.
Be the expert on market dynamics, the supply base and regulatory framework for each country and for the region as a whole, to ensure supply strategies are in place, tailored and optimized.
Be involved in the Procurement Head of Department/Senior Buyer selection process e.g. interview process, review technical assessment. etc.
Provide leadership and support in emergency and fragile contexts to ensure the seamless supply chain operation despite geographic size and/or market complexity, challenging environment in the region.
Build a solid foundation of trust with stakeholders, ensuring a reliable foundation of support when collaboration becomes necessary.
Demonstrate and practice servant and spiritual leadership and be a role model for the staff team, peers and others.
Model accountability, integrity and faithfulness, demonstrating that We are Stewards and We are Partners.
Ensure SCM managers are clear on their responsibilities in spiritual leadership and are equipped to mentor teams, being respectful of denominational Christian diversity and religious diversity and recognizing where people are in their spiritual journey and providing avenues to explore and deepen their faith through their work with World Vision
Capacity Development (20%)
Support our colleagues in using the financial impact data to support communications to acquire and retain supporters and donors
Invest in leadership and management development for high potential employees and increased focus on talent and succession planning
Prioritise the development of staff in data management, reporting and analytics to have the skills to be strategic business partners who are responsive to organisational needs and identify insights that improve decision making
Build towards greater capability of sharing reliable, high quality, financial data globally across the Southern Africa region that is aligned to organisational objectives, removing access barriers and improving the timeliness of the data sources and reporting
Conduct FO SCM Leads capacity assessments in identifying capacity gaps and replicate the same for the FO SCM Leads with their teams
Periodically monitor the progress on implementation of recommendations and update the management of all parties.
Ensure the environmental responsibility of SCM
Supply Chain Initiatives & Improvements (20%)
Build a culture of continuous improvement that empowers staff to innovate and provides the psychological safety to fail safely, learn and grow
Lead implementation and delivery of global and regional SCM initiatives.
Foster existing collaboration initiatives by intentionally investing in cross-functional relationships across departments and entities across the global World Vision Partnership, building unity, inclusion and trust and timely truth telling with love
Involve the appropriate stakeholders and clearly identify the decision-makers up-front, solving problems by refining and agreeing solutions collaboratively rather than presenting decisions and then seeking buy-in.
Be the expert on market dynamics and the supply base by country and for the region as a whole and ensure supply plan strategies are in place, tailored and optimize.
Review existing systems & tools, capacity-building approaches, communication platforms, etc. and continually develop them to improve the service level to FOs and other stakeholders.
Lead areas of improvement in terms of process efficiency, cost reduction, SCM quality improvement, etc. in the engagements with FOs in process walk-throughs, routine reviews, exceptions handling AND pre-reviews of global initiatives.
Facilitate/support FOs in defining the targeted change, analyse the current state, designing the project plan, Execution and conducting Post-Implementation-Reviews of FO improvement initiatives.
Strategic Partnering (Internal & External) (15%)
Develop strong networks internally (FOs, other Regions, Resource Development/Grant Acquisition and Management, Disaster Management Team, Support Offices and other partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, supplier networks, logistics clusters) through effective communications, and relationships and twin citizenship.
Participate and actively contribute in Global/Regional/FO forums, working groups and networks related to SCM as deemed necessary by regional & global leadership
Be a voice for field offices
Networking with like-minded organizations, research & academic institutions, professional bodies, etc. for sharing expertise, resources, mutual learning and new knowledge development
Clearly articulate to all stakeholders including external vendors and WV service providers WVs policy where required to ensure integrity in our practices
Liaise external partners when required on supply chain matters to support and enhance World Visions credibility.
Support Christian activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in Christ
Perform any other tasks assigned by line manager
Required Professional Experience and Skills:
Minimum 7 years corporate and/or non-profit Supply Chain Management experience
5 years experience in technical leadership role organization
National Office field program experience
Experience leading a virtual, dispersed regional team
Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:
Supply Chain Management Specific:
Advanced knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in analysing the quality of goods, works and services.
Ability to identify and assess technical risks such as supply disruptions, price fluctuations, or regulatory changes.
Knowledge of Humanitarian Emergency Affairs/Disaster Management contexts, protocols and procedures
Experience restructuring operations and reinforcing digital controls to add flexibility and manage risk, while holding down costs
Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management systems, processes and procedures
Demonstrated competence in supply chain cloud-based systems such as Coupa
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) preferred
Familiarity with NGO donor (e.g. Global Fund, World Bank, USAID, EU etc.) supply chain trends and requirements
Proven ability to understand legal documents
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings
Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving, time management and cross-cultural skills
A proven track record of delivering consistent, quality results with accountability and integrity
Able to solve complex and rapidly changing operational challenges in todays dynamic and connected business environment.
Ability to cope under significant pressure while maintaining healthy work life balance
Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with key internal and external stakeholders while maintaining effective working relationships with varied stakeholders of different academic, cultural, gender, denominational etc. background
Digital dexterity mind-set supported by strong digital literacy
Strong knowledge of MS Office applications
Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:
40% travel to World Vision Field Offices is expected.
Virtual/hybrid work environment
Based in any location within SAR where WV is registered, with a preference for Angola or Mozambique
Fluency in written and spoken English, required
Fluency in written and spoken French and/or Portuguese desired
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only