Ended ​​​​​​​Medical Supply Chain Manager

The Job

Medical Supply Chain Manager -Sana’a

Position Objectives:

Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a
This role will lead or manage medical logistics functions across the whole country. The role will be responsible for medical warehouse staffing structures, providing advise andlead on medical procurement, ensuring pharmaceutical quality assurances according to SCI policies and management of junior medlog. This role will support the Supply Chain Director and Health leads on best practise in medical logistics, and will support strategic planning, proposal development and medical supply chain planning processes. The role may include remote management, management of multiple field based medical stores. The post-holder will be responsible for the overall management of the medical logistics team and reporting to the supply chain director to help improve future practice.


  • Lead on medical logistics of the response to ensure successful set up, management and hand-over/close out of facilities and Health Commodities including storage, medical equipment and devices, cold chain supplies and equipment
  • Ensure accurate quantification and procurement planning including sourcing for health commodities following Save the Children Policies
  • Lead on medical international and national procurements according to SCI policies and proceedures.
  • Coordinate internally, with RO and SCI Center, in order to strategise according to SCI programmatic needs.
  • Overall responsibility of all medical stock (pharmaceutical, equipment, medical consumables) at all stages of supply chain, including quality assurances.
  • Ensure quality management of medical commodities through the entire supply chain cyrcle.
  • Ensure high quality standards of health commodity management are met including Good Distribution Practices - which will include warehousing, cold chain management, stock rotation and control, pipeline management, consumption monitoring and ordering
  • Ensure accurate reporting of drug movement stocks.
  • Ensure compliance with transport activity for medical items with national and international legislations and customs.
  • Good management of stock, in terms of stock levels (buffer stock) and distribution before award ending.
  • Manage the acceptance GIK and donation of health comoodites with the Clinical Lead
  • Ensure safe disposal of expired drug and medical supplies.
  • Work with the logistics and medical team overseeing the reverse logistics of drugs and medical supplies and equipment where required
  • Building capacity of medical supply chain staff at CO and FO level.



  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds themselves accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit in line with fleet policies and procedures, providing the necessary development to improve.


  • sets challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages the team to do the same
  • engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks broadly and on a national scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions within the Fleet policies and processes


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • Completion and passing of the Save the Children Procurement Essentials (Mandatory)
  • Prior NGO experience in medical logistics, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Substantial experience in medical response programmes
  • Experience of developing / implementing supply chain policies and procedures, medical sourcing strategies, and plans, and setting up complex contracts and agreements and ensuring appropriate sourcing for the supply chain
  • Proven track-record in medical logistics, managing and supervising other junior medlog staff, and providing training and capacity building
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse complex information, and make clear, informed decisions/recommendations
  • Experience of advising and supporting others at all levels with the medical logistics of a programme, including demand and procurement planning, and supporting the development of medical stores staffing structures
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English with experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Pharmacy degree preferable.
How to Apply

Interest Candidates should apply through the bellow Link :


“Please mention the Position and Duty Station on your email Subject”

This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in YemeAll applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Logistics
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 10 April 2019
  • Deadline: 20 April 2019