Responsible Sourcing Specialist - Kenya

Salary: Competitive

Location: Kenya

United Kingdom

Apply by: 05/04/2024

Responsible Sourcing Specialist - Kenya


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About the role

You will assess and manage potential and actual adverse human rights impacts across our food supply chain and sourcing communities to strengthen and support our human rights standards and strategy, working with relevant teams across Tesco, and managing relationships with key external stakeholders.

You will be responsible for

  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders in African risk countries on responsible sourcing practices in line with our human rights policy requirements.
  • Engaging with key stakeholders to understand salient human rights risks to workers and sourcing communities in region, and related sourcing & reputational risks for Tesco.
  • Developing potential solutions to mitigating human rights risks which address complex and entrenched endemic regional issues in collaboration with affected stakeholders.
  • Supporting Technical Managers with their food queries on how best to implement responsible sourcing in region through our human rights standards.
  • Escalating human rights allegations related to our food sourcing in the region to relevant colleagues.
  • Supporting investigations of allegations of human rights breaches in the region.
  • Training & capacity building of suppliers in the region to meet our human rights requirements and expectations on due diligence.
  • Supporting Human Rights team colleagues with key strategic priorities. For example, providing insights from regional stakeholders.

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Stakeholder management
  • Community development
  • Communication, listening and facilitation
  • Attention to detail and dealing with complexity
  • Understanding of gender issues and cultural differences
  • Innovation and creative thinking in problem solving
  • Basic project management
  • Fluent in English and Swahili


  • Experience in a relevant industry and in responsible sourcing practices
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Collaboration with NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Implementing International and regional human rights/labour standards
  • Implementing gender sensitive policies and procedures

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process.

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