Supply Chain Lead - Gaziantep

The Opportunity

Manage and ensure the country programmes’ overall Supply Chain function is effective and efficient and are accountable to its beneficiaries and donors as well as develop and implement strategies and plans to ensure that overall programme Supply Chain: Supplies and Procurements, transport and asset management and warehouse management are met according to agreed programme activities and resources utilisation priorities and SCI systems, polices, and procedures.

Ensure an efficient, effective and strategic Supply Chain service across all programmess and field offices, which includes but is not limited to, implementing, monitoring and following-up across all Supply Chain disciplines to ensure that SCI’s Supply Chain polices, standards, and best practices is adhered too.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: 


  • MSc/MA degree in Procurement/ Purchasing and Supply Management, Public/ Business Administration and other related fields.
  • Professional certification in Procurement i.e. CIPS or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ progressive practical experience in the field of supply chain, of which 5 years at high level managerial/directorial position.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in complex emergency context.
  • Proven and significant experience in international procurement and contract management, financial knowledge including an ability to review procurement demands and trends, and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
  • Field level experience in Supply Chain for INGOs in international development and emergency programmes
  • Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of Supply Chain and procurement 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.  
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time
  • Highly organised with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail.
  • A high level of computer literacy (word, excel, ppt etc).

Position holder will be based in Hatay or Gaziantep, while international applications are welcome, priority will be given to local applications.

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. 

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

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

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy. 

Job description:

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Date advertised: 17 Mar 2023

Closing date: 1 Apr 2023 - 02:59 EEST

Location: Gaziantep, Turkey

Department: Supply Chain

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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