Advisor position is available in the Food Operations and Technical Unit (FOTU) of Save the Children.
The position will represent Save the Children’s commodity management and school feeding work in the field of food aid programming both internally and externally, and will collaborate with FOTU and other colleagues in sharing learning, fostering collaboration, and influencing the adoption of best practices globally.
- provide strategic solutions and strategies related to commodity selection and management at the country level and work with country leadership on commodity-related project design and innovation.
- collaborate with colleagues across Save the Children, as appropriate to: (a) continue to support the uptake of commodity management best practices at the country level; (b) develop USDA specific guidance on supply chain management for the school feeding context.
- develop tools and standard operating procedures to minimize organizational and financial risks associated with large commodity losses, including but not limited to review of applicable regulations, engagement with external commodity stakeholders
- work with other business unit technical advisors to develop appropriate commodity rations for the targeted population, with particular attention paid to local context acceptance, dietary requirements, and price competitiveness.
- represent Save the Children’s work on commodity management for school meals internally and externally, sharing learning, fostering collaboration, and influencing the adoption of best practices across the field.
- A family friendly work environment
- Highly collaborative and innovative teams
- Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
- Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
- Retirement savings account with matching company contributions and more.
- Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in international humanitarian/development work with a minimum of seven (7) years USDA FFE, PL-480 Title II, and/or WFP commodity management experience in country offices, in both a development and emergency context.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Professional fluency in Spanish.
- Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience
- Experience in the development and implementation of monitoring systems , commodity management risk mitigation procedures and practices, and the establishment and delivery of training modules.
- Thorough knowledge of USDA, USAID, WFP donor requirements, policies and procedure
- Thorough understanding of all aspects of the commodity supply-chain
- Proven ability to make key decisions independently
- Ability to set objectives and met milestones; proven project management skills
- Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key senior leaders inside and across the movement effectively.
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience developing strategies and project plans
- Able and willing to travel internationally up to 25% of the time, occasionally to challenging locations.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent prior experience
- Prior experience in implementing and advising USDA FFE and USAID Title-II programs.
- Knowledge of USCFR Sec. 226 and 228 is an advantage.