Procurement Officers

 

Job Profile

  1. Plan, manage and provide technical advice on procurement activities, following rules, procedures and regulations.

 

  1. Issue international, regional and local tenders. Evaluate offers and make recommendations for the finalisation of purchases and the award of contracts.

 

  1. Analyse and evaluate commodity tender results.

 

  1. Review technical proposals of suppliers and carry out cost/benefit analysis.

 

  1. Research market intelligence on food production patterns and purchasable surpluses.

 

  1. Coordinate shipping and delivery arrangements of purchased commodities and equipment.

 

  1. Liaise with organisation-appointed inspection and superintendent firms to ensure quality control, specification conformity, volume assessment, monitoring and verification of deliveries.

 

  1. Develop and prepare technical and legal contracts.

 

  1. Manage and coordinate negotiations with all interested parties including contract disputes and claims.

 

  1.         Prepare reports on procurement activity.

 

  1.         Support procurement officers in other offices.

 

  1.         Supervise procurement staff, as required.

 

  1.         Perform other related duties as required.

 

Language

  • Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish.
  • and Limited knowledge (intermediate/Level B) of another official language, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Limited knowledge (intermediate/Level B) of English is required under all circumstances.

 

Experience

Officer : At least 3 years post graduate, progressively responsible, job related experience in procurement operations or other areas.

Manager : At least 5 years post graduate, progressively responsible experience in coordination procurement activity in large, stand alone operations.

Senior Manager : At least 7 years (3 of which international), post graduate, progressively responsible experience in multi-country environment, procurement operations

Director : At least 10 years (4 of which international), post graduate, progressively responsible experience in multi-country environment, procurement operations

 

Other Skills

Advanced knowledge of organisation specified software; Level C in a second official language; knowledge of food procurement in developing countries

 

Education

University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in economics, commerce, business administration, engineering, legal, accounting or related field.

Qualified female candidates and candidates from economically developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

The organisation has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.