Supply Chain Manager at Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time


  • We are looking for a driven, pro-active Supply Chain Manager who will be responsible for the overall country logistics and procurement operation in coordination with procurement and logistics staff in the field offices; providing support to DRC field operations and field-based staff in training, guidance and standard operating procedures as set by the DRC.
  • The incumbent must possess broad knowledge in the procurement and logistics processes, people’s management, finance, vehicles, inventories and monitoring of assets and activities.
  • He/She plays a key role in implementation of the Supply Chain Module of DRC Dynamics through tailor-made training, mentoring, coaching, monitoring, and controlling correct usage of the module. He/She supervises the logistics and procurement unit and provides technical support to area offices.

Duties and Responsibilities
Overall Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the effective implementation of logistics/procurement systems and functions within geographical area of responsibility with a particular focus on compliance to the Operations Handbook
  • Support logistics/procurement staff and functions in all DRC offices

People Management:

  • Lead and manage the Logistics and procurement team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development).

Procurement Co-ordination:

  • Manage the entire process of the planning of procurement and supply chain activities ensuring cost and time efficient delivery of services in compliance with DRC and Donors regulations.
  • Collaborate with Program staff, Area Managers and Supply Chain teams in field for proper procurement planning in project design and implementation stages. Ensure that procurement plans are prepared, monitored and updated at Country and field office levels
  • Conduct regular visits to each procurement office to assess and support compliance and implementation of Operation Handbook volume on Procurement Management (including all updated policies on DRC intranet) across all field offices
  • Review ITB (Restricted, National and International) documentation before advertising or inviting suppliers
  • Plan and organize regular logistics training with relevant participants (logistics, program, Human Resources and finance) to ensure agreed and uniform systems to be implemented
  • Ensure implementation of CAST/audit recommendations relating to logistics/procurement
  • Ensure all procurement documents are properly stored and archived to provide an appropriate audit trail for any internal and external audits.
  • Conduct market surveys in key categories to ensure that DRC is receiving best value for money
  • Verify the Self compliance checks for all FO’s are verified prior submission
  • Provide remote support in ITB management (TOC report, technical analysis and contract award)
  • Provide support to field sites to manage the tendering process (TOC report, technical analysis and contract award).
  • Compile monthly reports received from field offices to provide country procurement reports to relevant managers
  • Organize procurement trainings for non-logistics staff and small-scale refresher trainings (if/when needed) for procurement staff.

Fleet and Fuel management:

  • Ensure compliance and implementation of Operations Handbook across all field offices
  • Provide monthly comprehensive country reports on fleet management (costs) to SMT
  • Advise on Fleet utilization and right sizing of fleet requirements as per program needs
  • Ensure proper management and follow-up of fuel consumption for vehicles and generators

Asset Management:

  • Ensure compliance and implementation of Operations Handbook across all field offices.
  • Provide guidance in disposal methods for unused or expired Asset with prior Donor/DRC Country director approval
  • Provide monthly comprehensive country reports on Inventory/Assets to SMT
  • Implement any available tools to improve the inventory management

Warehouse Management:

  • Ensure compliance and implementation of Operations Handbook across all field offices.
  • Provide monthly comprehensive country report on warehouse inventory to SMT (list and stock value in hand)
  • Provide guidance in disposal methods for unused or expired commodities with prior donor/DRC Country Director approval

DRC Dynamics ERP System:

  • Ensure proper application of ERP supply chain processes in the region
  • Apply reports and data analytics from ERP supply chain system to improve supply chain performance


  • Accountable to ensure that all Supply Chain activities are conducted in accordance with the DRC’s Operations Handbook
  • Responsible to ensure that recommendations for improvements related to the Supply Chain Components (e.g., from audits) are implemented in a timely manner
  • Responsible to ensure that all allegations of breaches of the Code of Conduct by staff in the Supply Chain teams of Iraq are reported and with the support of the Head of Support Services and Security Focal Point, investigated and concluded swiftly.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC  
  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in humanitarian logistics management within the field of supply chain management, fleet management, asset management, and distribution support
  • At least 3 years’ experience with people management in the humanitarian sector, especially in international organizations.
  • Experience with auto mechanics or electrical installations  
  • Experience working in an (I)NGO
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Competence in providing technical guidance and training
  • Working experience with relevant donors (e.g., UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, WFP, DFID or BPRM guidelines)
  • Ability to prepare basic training modules on accounting management and conduct on the job trainings.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Knowledge and experience of dealing with service providers and contractors’ management
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word & Excel, as well as experience working with an ERP system
  • Experience with standard procurement procedures and documentation.  
  • Experience with construction and site project management


  • Master’s Degree in e.g., Logistics and/or Supply Chain Management
  • Certification in Humanitarian Logistics Supply Chain will be an added advantage
  • Driving license  
  • Working experience with relevant donors (e.g., UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, WFP, DFID or BPRM guidelines)
  • Ability to prepare donor budgets.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  2nd May, 2024.

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