Manager Supply Chain

at Islamic Relief
Published March 29, 2022
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 38 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.


Our International Programme Division is currently recruiting for the position of Manager Supply Chain and Services for the Afghanistan office. The job holder will head the function and is responsible to provide inputs to the strategic development of supply chain, IT, administration processes and systems across Islamic Relief Afghanistan. To deliver cost-effective business process improvements, control inventory budgets and oversee demand planning. This role will interface with field-based Operations, Finance, Programmes and HR teams to ensure a seamless stock management and delivery system in a cost-effective way.


Key responsibilities


  • Direct the process which includes timely planning of procurement, inventory control, logistics, warehousing and distribution.


  • Develop a long-term demand plan, increasing availability while reducing distribution costs.


  • Ensures that every step of the process is functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and opportunities lost.


  • Provide support to the project managers and management on issues related to supply chain and administration.


  • Represent the Organization in internal and external forums on supply chain management.


  • Ensure that ongoing tasks are continually being examined within the supply chain itself.


  • Effectively manage IR assets and produce periodical reports for Management decision making


  • Supporting the co-ordination and facilitation of contract requirements with vendors/ suppliers and procurement committees.


  • Making the processes of procurement, administration, liaison, logistics and warehousing as cost effective as possible.


The successful candidate must have:


  • Motivation to work independently and develop solutions to problems. Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.


  • Diplomacy and also ability to support others well and gain trust.


  • Understanding of the complexities of working in a multicultural environment.


  • Supply chain, administration strategies and planning.


  • Record management skills.


  • Systems or policies development skills


  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.


  • Time management skills


  • Relevant experience of working with humanitarian/development sector/INGOs


PLEASE NOTE: Due to urgency, interviews are expected to take place on rolling basis and position until suitable candidate is identified, hence the position may be closed before the deadline.


How to apply


If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, please submit your application, including an updated CV via email. Please mention the position in subject line of the email.

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