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Regional Field Support Supply Chain Manager (WARO)

West Africa
Local Terms and Conditions apply
Closing date
31 Jan 2021
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Title: Regional Field Support Supply Chain Manager (WARO)

Location: West Africa Region

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers is excited to be recruiting a Regional Field Support Supply Chain Manager for our West Africa Regions to deliver support to our Country Offices (COs) with procurement and the application of the PSC Quality Management System (QMS) and to deliver Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards, to ensure the safeguarding of our beneficiaries of pharmaceutical products.

As the Regional Field Support Supply Chain Manager you will work with the Controller PSC to develop and deliver a model for support to Sightsavers Country Offices and programme teams in procurement and supply chain management, support COs in the application of PSC QMS and to understand UK and National regulations and EU guidelines, develop solutions to programme supply chain manager at field level and provide expert advise to Regional Director, Country Director, Programme Directors and Senior Managers.

This is a field-based role that will drive the process of continuous improvement by;

  • Developing a risk based, implementation training plan and priority visit/engagement schedule to reflect RD priorities and those within the PSC QA Road Map 2020-21
  • Providing close and robust support to COs, visit countries frequently to enhance performance and compliance, support, and build capacity of teams and partners.
  • Auditing external suppliers as part of due diligence across all product categories of the PSC QMS
  • Leading the capacity building implementation of COs in line with the PSC QA Road Map, developing a workplan for review and approval by Controller PSC
  • Being available for COs concerning any matters related to the SC, aspects of GDP, supplier qualification and deputise in the absence of SCMs
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Assisting the QAM in maintain the controlled documents regarding 3rd Country supplier qualification, including review and updates of local suppliers

As the successful candidate you will have be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with a profession qualification in Supply Chain or Logistics, have experience in implementing and overseeing complex large-scale supply chains (such as DFID funded programmes), have a background in regional and pan-African programmes and have extensive experience in a similar supply chain management role that involves pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and stores in the international development sector.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description here for further details

Closing date: 31st January 2021

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Find Us
01444 446600
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
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