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The Opportunity

This role will be responsible for the supervision of the set up or scale up of emergency response procurement functions in earthquake affected areas. This person will be responsible for support to staffing structures, and supervision of procurement staff (both national and international), and will support the Procurement Manager and other members of the senior management team on the best use of Save the Children’s  resources, supporting strategic planning, including development of the supply chain response plan, proposal development, and budgeting processes.

The role can include remote supervision and support to partners. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting lessons learned exercises, identification of best practise and lessons learned from each assignment to the Global Humanitarian supply chain lead to help improve future practice, adherence and enforcement of Procurement policies and procedures, capacity building and adherence to compliance (Save the Children and Donor). The post holder will also be support the SMT in minimising fraud risk, compliance with CSG and human trafficking policies and quality data management.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Taken and passed the Save the Children procurement essentials training
  • Good prior NGO experience in Procurement systems, processes and supervision, within large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Experience in Procurement operations
  • Experience of implementing Procurement and sourcing strategies, and plans, and setting up Procurement operations to support multi sectoral programmes, and ensuring appropriate sourcing for the supply chain
  • Proven track-record in Procurement functions and supervising other junior supply chain staff, and providing training and capacity building
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse complex information, and make clear, informed decisions/recommendations
  • Experience of supporting others at Junior levels with Procurement aspects of a programme, including demand and storage planning, support the development of Procurement staffing structures.
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English and Turkish, with experience in working with multicultural teams
  • Formal management training

Position holder will be based in Hatay or Gaziantep, therefore legal right to work in Türkiye is necessary at the time of application.

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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