Procurement Advisor – Médecins Sans Frontières

General Context:
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, or political affiliation.
The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 24 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates.
The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman.
The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations.

General Objective and Job Environment:
Reporting to the Nairobi Branch office Director and functionally to the Head of the Supply Unit, s/he will contribute to identify and develop East, West Africa and Middle East Regional Supply Opportunities in close collaboration with the Displacement Unit (DU), the cells and Kenya Supply Unit (KSU)
S/he will have an operational role providing support to the mission and will be ready to be deployed to implement actions responding to specific supply needs. (Market assessment, launching of emergencies, reception of big cargos, coaching of new staff…)

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
1-Operational field support
Is available to boost the supply chain capacity in the field when needed (emergency support, coaching of new staff…)•o Undertake regular field visits and provide off-site technical support to missions in terms of local procurement, purchasing, and to lesser extent storage and distribution related issues
o Lead and support improvement efforts for specific OCBA missions, and for OCBA regional/global or intersectional initiatives. Improvement efforts can be related in first place to local procurement and purchasing, and to lesser extent storage and distribution related questions. Efforts can comprise analysis, guidance in decision taking, stakeholder management and implementation (-planning).
o Participate in the annual planning to provide advice on supply and anticipate future needs, to ensure a proper supply plan for logistics-related products.
o Maintain partnership and collaborative relations with regional NGOs and MSF sections in supply activities, including distribution and storage capacities.
o Focal point of all procurement for OCBA missions which are out of MSF standard
2- Regional supply chain and supplier management support
A – Regional Procurement Support
o Lead the relation with KSU, e.g. the link between KSU and the missions, cells, Displacement Unit and HQ Supply Chain Unit.
o Identify opportunities in the region to increase the use of KSU resources
o Monitor and evaluate supplier performance with KSU, based on KPIs and follow-up of improvement initiatives
o Seek for supply opportunities to increase the effectiveness in the use of the potential of the region
b – Nairobi Branch Office
o Implement MSF OCBA standard supply chain procedures at the Nairobi Branch office.
C- Supply support Displacement Unit
o Support the Displacement Unit in suppliers’ identification and negotiation.
o Ensure that new products define by Displacement Unit and technical referents at regional level are available for all the missions
4. HR and Capacity Building
Conducting briefing /debriefing for supply chain responsible related staffs.•o
Draw -with head of supply unit- systematic coaching Plans for supply chain responsible staffs in OCBA missions.•o
Participate as facilitator for supply chain modules in Co weeks or trainings.•o
Selection Criteria

Education and experience
o Degree in Procurement/Logistics
o Strong Procurement background including suppliers negotiation, with at least 3 years’ experience
o In-depth knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
o Field experience with MSF or other NGO is a must
o Fluent written and spoken English and French. Arabic and Spanish are an asset
o Commitment to MSF’s Principles
o Cross-cultural Awareness and Flexibility
o Analytical Thinking
o Results and Quality Orientation
o Service Orientation
o Planning and Organising
o Initiative and Innovation
o Capacity to Negotiate
o Teamwork and Cooperation
o Based in Nairobi MSF office with frequent visits to the filed (40 % of his/her working time) and occasional visits to Barcelona HQ and Europe.
o Minimum commitment with the position of 3 years
o Full time work.
o Annual gross salary: 3,328,598. KES secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy.

How to apply
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter by September 1st 2017 under the reference “PROCUREMENT ADVISOR ´´ to:
MSF will contact only short-listed candidates.

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