Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist (Turkey Emergency Response)

Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Job Description

Title: Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist – Turkey Emergency Response

Department: Supply Chain & Operations

Location: Turkey

Reporting to: Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director Turkey

Direct reports: Not Applicable

Budget responsibility: Not Applicable

* This role is classified as requiring standard pre-employment checks

About Relief International

Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to Natural Disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

RI combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact and resilience. We focus on health/nutrition, education, economic opportunity, and water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) programming while integrating protection, environment/Climate Change, and conflict mitigation in partnership with the communities we serve. We empower communities to find, Design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

RI includes the three corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, and MRCA/RI-France. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.

About our Programs

RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.

RI employs about 5,000 staff and auxiliary workers

97% of staff are local nationals and there are about 90 international (expat) staff.

2021 programs budget is about $125M

RI receives funding from a broad range of institutional donors – US, UK, Europe, and the UN, to delivery life-saving and resilience building programming with communities and local and international partners. RI supports solutions that reinforce and improve upon existing in-country systems. Where such systems do not exist or are chronically underperforming, RI’s crisis response lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable change.

Position Summary.

Working under the overall responsibility of the RI Turkey CD the Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist will be responsible for Supply Chain and Operations in the Turkey Emergency Response, including national and international procurement, imports, warehousing and general operations and Logistics of the mission. The role will work with the RI national Supply Chain and Operations staff and the Country Management and emergency response teams in Turkey.

Key Responsibilities and Duties.

  • Oversee all procurement related to the earthquake response in Turkey and internationally.
  • Clarify and embed the most effective supply chain for freight and import of items sourced internationally, their customs clearance, local storage (in good storage conditions) for all items and onward delivery to projects
  • Lead on all international shipments, ensuring relevant information and documentation is available to the right stakeholders at the right time to enable smooth and efficient import and delivery
  • Support the design and implementation of distributions and deliveries, including all logistics and supply chain aspects
  • Establish a sustainable local fleet solution, using existing and new contracts and enable the local team to manage the fleet effectively going forward
  • Enable the SCO team to manage all staff movements in and through Turkey, including staff and consultants arriving from outside of Turkey
  • Establish and setup a new Country Office and relevant accommodation for staff, including security, safety, maintenance, utilities and a stable internet.
  • Ensure that all Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement activities are in compliance to RI Policies at all times
  • Ensure that all Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement activities are in compliance with national regulations
  • Establish and train local staff on SOPS to support Turkey operations, ensuring compliance to RI policies
  • Maintain and provide regular procurement, stock, asset and operating costs reports to management in country and at a regional level
  • Establish any required Framework Agreements (e.g. for fuel or other items/services) that are not already in place
  • Develop and maintain respectful and effective relationships with the humanitarian systems (e.g. Logs Cluster) and with key Government of Turkey officials to enable smooth working of RIs operations and Supply Chains in Turkey.

Other related tasks that may from time to time.

  • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
  • Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, contribute to ensuring that all those who come into contact with Relief International staff and the communities we serve can be trusted to work safely with them
  • Support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of the Code of Conduct and safeguarding policies.
  • Work collaboratively with the Global Safeguarding Manager to advocate for the inclusion of safeguarding activities and resources within program
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of donor requirements of safeguarding standards and protection from exploitation and abuse

Other duties as required for this role.

Role requirements.

Experience and skills required for the role.

  • A Bachelor’s degree or similar is required and Master degree will be plus in a related field.
  • Substantial experience with an international NGO in similar position.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Fluent in English oral and written.
  • Fluent in Turkish and or Arabic is an advantage
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Computer skills and office management skills.
  • Human Relation skills, including integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure preferred.

RI Values.

Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:

We value:

  • Integrity
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Sustainability

How to apply

To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page

  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter.
  • The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

Closing date. Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.

Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.

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