Senior Procurement Coordinator

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role

The Procurement Coordinator is responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of goods and services required internationally by Save the Children's programmes, managing orders and relations for a complex portfolio of countries. They will also support the Supply Chain Manager in market research and analysis, running tenders and setting up global framework agreements for key items to ensure value for money is achieved through world class sourcing strategies and procurement processes.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience

* Demonstrable experience in international procurement and contract management, including an ability to review procurement demands and trends, and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps * Field level experience in procurement and logistics for NGOs in international development and emergency programmes * Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of logistics and procurement * Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in * Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching * Highly organised with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail * High proficiency in office applications such as word, excel, powerpoint etc * Working knowledge of French is an advantage * Commitment to Save the Children values * Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 29th January 2013

For further information on this role, please see our website at

How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided

Location: London, United Kingdom

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 29 January 2013

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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