Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 1 Jul 2021

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

** This position will be based in a country where CARE USA has field operations; and will require deployments and travels at a short notice to assist with preparedness efforts and humanitarian emergency response.**

CARE is seeking an experienced Supply Chain Management Specialist who will provide technical support and guidance on humanitarian supply chain to CARE USA and its country offices. The person in this role is expected to support the development and implementation of gender-transformative supply chain and logistics guidelines to support quality humanitarian responses with speed and scale. The person in this role will maintain close engagement with regional and country offices to understand their supply chain management challenges, help identify viable solutions, coordinate solutions from across the organization, provide support & guidance to address the challenges so that country teams can deliver on their humanitarian commitments.

This role also supports preparedness planning of CARE’s emergency supply chain requirements worldwide and includes supporting the effective implementation at regional and country level, implementing or improving existing emergency supply chain planning methodologies to ensure the regional and country programs can respond to all major emergencies with speed and at scale.

The Supply Chain Management Specialist also provides support for delivering continuous improvement, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders of the emergency supply chain planning processes to maintain and improve efficiency, economy and effectiveness across all components of emergency supply chain management.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the person in this role will lead/support country teams in response and will be expected to deploy as the senior supply chain representative/procurement specialist and will be part of the supply chain emergency response process.

The Supply Chain Management Specialist will collaborate with the respective CARE USA’s units/departments, CARE Member Partners (CMPs), Regional Management Units (RMUs), and country offices (COs) teams to provide timely support to CARE’s humanitarian operations. S/he may represent CARE USA Humanitarian Affairs Team (HAT) in relevant Supply Chain fora/events as and when requested. This person reports directly to the Humanitarian PS/Logs Manager in CARE USA, acts as an active HAT member and works closely in collaboration with other HAT members to support proper coordination, synergy and complementarity of roles for timely provision of humanitarian supply chain support needs.

This role primarily supports CARE’s humanitarian response in strengthening the capacity of country offices (including implementing partners) and through remote/in-person deployments during major emergencies. Accordingly, this position requires an individual with a proven track record of delivering effective training and capacity building to a wide range of audiences, is dynamic, resourceful, solution-oriented, flexible, open-minded, and is able to make frequent field travels at short notice.


  • Capacity building of CARE and local partners’ staff in Supply Chain Management (SCM)/logs sector
  • Support RMUs/country office SCM preparedness/readiness planning for emergency response
  • Support new and ongoing major emergency responses through deployment to RMUs/COs
  • Internal and external representation on the matter relating to supply chain
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as advised by supervisors


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of humanitarian supply chain, procurement, logistics, and program support operations at an international humanitarian organization
  • Very strong procurement and logistics skills and experience at a similar level
  • Excellent capacity building, coaching, and training skills for program support teams
  • Language: excellent written and spoken English is essential

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