Plan International – Country Supply Chain Manager, Nairobi.

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Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries

Within Plan International Kenya, this role will ensure appropriate strategic direction is set and maintained for the Country Supply Chain, aligned with Plan International standards and processes. The postholder will drive supply planning and engage proactive front-end Supply Chain support to meet project needs and requirements; achieving compliance to Donor, Grants and Plan procedures and systems, as much as upholding high standards of ethics.

Responsible for the efficient and effective organisation and coordination of the Supply Chain Team, this is an opportunity to grow performance and expertise within the Country Office and across Programme Units, strengthening internal control, processes, capacity and performance. With a strong analytical and problem-solving mind, you will be able to identify opportunities as much as challenges, and act as a leader for change.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • University degree in Supply chain management, Business management and administration or related field with 8 years of practical experience in similar position most of which should preferably be from within the humanitarian/NGO sector
  • Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) and /or Diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS UK) or other relevant professional qualification.
  • Experience in a similar environment with significant scale of country wide logistics and procurement management including procurement, warehousing, fleet and security management.
  • Previous experience in managing and developing teams and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with a particular ability to think out of the box
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to report and demonstrate on performance improvement and efficiencies through spot on and concise reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, including Excel and integrated resources management (ERP) software (SAP, Microsoft Dynamics…)
  • Knowledge and experience of project management
  • Strong technical skills in supply chain with significant experience in leading supply chains across multiple sites
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian sector trends and constraints would be an advantage


  • Experience in international supply chains and custom regulations would be an advantage
  • Training and capacity building would be an advantage
  • Experience in international supply chains and custom regulations would be an advantage
  • Experience of working in ERP based systems and environment
  • Experience of working in large scale/fast moving emergency responses would be an advantage

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