Commodities Manager – Team Leader Sierra Leone At Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

The primary purpose of this role is to provide technical and direct management of the school feeding programme and ensure all activities are done according to Plan’s laid down internal control systems and procedures as prescribed in the Plan’s Operations Manual and comply with the agreement between Plan International Sierra Leone and the Government of Sierra Leone for the smooth implementation of the school feeding programme.

To manage the receipt, storage, dispatch, distribution, monitoring, documentation, accounting, and reporting of commodities within the standards established by Plan International. To provide strategic direction and ensure proper coordination with all other departments.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Ability to travel extensively, work in difficult situations, and manage a large, diverse portfolio of projects and activities
  • Strong problem solving, logistical and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of Sphere standards
  • Professional integrity and accountability
  • Able to keep the big picture in mind and work in detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Solutions orientated focused on program outcomes
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to develop mutual trusting relationships with complex partnerships that have excellent business outcomes
  • Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations

· Good communication skills

· Comfortable working with colleagues from different cultures and various internal departments

· Good writing skills

· Ability to respond/manage multiple demands from various sites/department

How to apply

To see the full job and person specification, please click on the below link.

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone – 50% travel required in country

Type of Role: 13-month Fixed term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Grade: F

Closing Date: 24/08/2021**

Anticipated 1st round interviews: 30th and 31st August

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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