Procurement Manager

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Procurement Manager


Location: Kampala

Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN

Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the Procurement of programmatic and non-programmatic goods and services. S/he:

Ensures that all of our goods and services are procured in accordance with the timescales set and agreed with programme staff and SCI’s systems, policies and procedures, to support our programmes to deliver outstanding results for children
Ensures that “value for money” is achieved through competitive and transparent Procurement processes.
Provides technical and strategic support to our national/ area/ field offices to increase Procurement capacity and to achieve the operational goals of the Country Supply Chain team.
Manages and provides technical supervision in the use of Pro Save and related Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
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Key areas of accountability include:

Team Management
To be a strong supporter and advocate for children in this role you will need to have:

Preferred MA/MSc/BA/BSc/BEng/MEng in management; Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement, Engineering or related fields and/ or Advanced Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent certification.
Proven and significant experience in Procurement and contract management, including an ability to review Procurement demands and trends, and to develop Procurement strategies.
Minimum of 5 -7 years of relevant experience working in logistics or Procurement as a Manager or Senior Coordinator, with in depth experience vis-à-vis the entire Procurement lifecycle.
Sector experience in NGO/UN system is preferred but strong commercial sector candidate with a demonstrable interest and passion of the NGO sector will be considered.
Experience with Strategic Sourcing, developing Category Strategies and running complex tenders.
Strong experience in some of our key programmatic categories (Supply Chain, Construction, Humanitarian Goods, Education Supplies, Medicines) or indirect categories (External Workers/Consultancy, IT, Property etc.).
Willingness to undertake field travel as required and work in difficult environments according to travel environments
Excellent oral and written communication skills; Fluency in spoken and written English
Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also 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.

Application closes on 22nd July 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve our beneficiaries better. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.


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