Supply Chain Officer Job in Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer

Job Identification: 6240

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Supply Chain

Role Purpose

  • The Supply Chain Officer is responsible for managing staff, vehicle fleet, assets, and procurement properties to ensure effective, transparent and accountable supply chain and logistics support to the Save the Children programs in SC Nigeria.
  • Liaison with program teams to ensure adequate supply and logistical consideration for coordination and planning of program implementation.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to program teams on logistical elements of distribution and procurement planning.

Key Areas of Accountability
Transport & Fleet:
Asset & Facility Management:

  • Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff.
  • Ensure good condition of assets and maintain asset condition reports.

Procurement and Supply:

  • Oversee procurement requirements of the Field Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures, and forms (Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.)
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with the country office if procurement must be conducted there.
  • Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date on which, they are expected to be supplied to the projects.
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement and logistics support functions, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed.
  • Monitor procurement and logistics support costs in liaison with the Field Accountant to ensure that expenditures remain within approved budgets. 
  • Managing and tracking all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation 
  • Manage, maintain, and repair vehicles in safe and efficient working order.
  • Ensure that vehicles are checked daily and that regular service and maintenance are carried out as per the agreed schedule.
  • Responsible for administering litigations and traffic offenses.
  • Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documentation.
  • Manage service agreements related to vehicle maintenance and fuelling. Monitor fuel consumption and submit monthly reports.
  • Receive travel requests and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.
  • Coordinate with incoming and outgoing travellers on pick-up and drop-off times ensuring drivers are briefed on movement plans

Administration & Reports:

  • Maintain all logistics and procurement files in an organized, accurate and up-to-date manner
  • Line manages, coordinates, monitors, and guides the work of the drivers, and supply chain assistant
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send it to program manager and country office
  • Produce logistics and procurement site report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.
  • Update Asset Register and send to country office every month
  • Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular vehicle performance and cost reports and send to the country office once per month.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures concerning child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
  • Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager.


  • Ensures all suppliers and service providers understand SCI safeguarding policies before they are engaged.
  • Oversees vehicle operations and drivers’ performance to minimize/eliminate accidents.

Skills & Experience
Educational Qualification requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc) or Higher National Diploma (HND), a Postgraduate qualification in related fields is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Membership of professional supply chain organization is desirable.

Administrative & General Skills

  • Level of Education – Degree
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level - Excellent
  • Language Requirements – English - Excellent
  • Level of IT Expertise Required - Good

Experience Expectations:

  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 3
  • Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field-based environment

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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