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Procurement Officer
Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organization that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We have office in the UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Practical Action registered in Sudan since 1988, working in Sudan in Blue Nile, East Sudan and North Darfur. We work under 3 change ambitions (Farming that works, Energy that transforms and Cities fit for people).


 Vacancy No: 3
 Grade: B2/1-1
 Monthly Gross Salary: USD 1,035
 Section/Unit: Program Delivery
 Grade Level: Officer
 Supervisor: Head of Program Delivery
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum, with frequent visits to the field offices
 Duration: Fixed Term (12 months). with possibility of extension depending on funds.
 Closing Date: 24 Nov 2022


Practical Action is an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.





We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. Our aims are to:

  • Make agriculture work better for smallholder farmers, many of them women, so they can adapt to climate change and achieve a good standard of living
  • Help more people harness the transformational effects of clean affordable energy and reduce avoidable deaths caused by smoke from indoor stoves and fires.
  • Make cities in poorer countries cleaner, healthier places to live and work.
  • Build disaster resilience into the lives of people threatened by hazards – reducing the risk of hazards and minimizing their impact on lives and livelihoods.



We work on holistic solutions that change systems and have a framework to help us achieve our aims:

  • Analyze the root causes of a poverty and vulnerability
  • Define the change at scale we need to make
  • Develop activities along three complementary paths: Demonstrate, Learn and Inspire.
  • Demonstrate that our solutions are sustainable in the real world
  • Learn by capturing evidence and adapting our approach
  • Inspire wider support to multiply our impact.

 Duties and responsibilities:

The Procurement Officer provides overall effective and efficient support to programs and operation needs with specific reference to supporting implementation at field offices, as well as providing logistics support, she/he will be focusing on the following vital areas: 

  • Procurements & Logistics.
  • Management of Equipment/asset/inventory.
  • Liaison on HAC related works.

The procurement Officer will work with the Head Quarters and other concerned government and business authorities.


Main Roles and responsibilities: 





  • Update all Logistic forms and follow up with staff on using the correct form for each purchase.
  • Assure Prequalified Supplier list is updated and approved by concern staff.
  • Ensure Practical Actions Policies are disseminated among suppliers and service providers.
  • Assure Quotations/ Close Tenders/ Local tenders/International Tenders are in place as per Practical Action policies and regulations.
  • In coordination with the Head of Program Delivery, ensure procurement plans are received from the field on time beginning of each quarter.
  • Assure Procurement process are done properly starting from PR up to Delivery note considering the supply chain concepts (Quality-Quantity- delivery time-satisfaction of Project) as per PA Sudan procurement manual.
  • Proper accurate record keeping of all Logistics records.
  • Provide weekly procurement reports as well as recording daily data basis updates.
  • provide inductions for newly recruited staff to insure they understand the procurement process as per PA policies and regulations.




  • Assure that Practical Action registration is renewed on annual basis.
  • Ensure that Customs agreement is renewed on annual basis.
  • Ensure that Technical Agreements of Practical actions are approved.
  • Ensure that any asset of any project need to be disposed transfer and or kept have necessarily approvals.
  • Ensure that Practical Action vehicles licensed obtained on annual basis.
  • Ensure that all required visas and permits are issued on time.
  • Build good relations with HAC and concern Authorities and Practical action partners.



  • Any other duties commensurate with the level and grade of the role which may be requested by the line manager




 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:


Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, supply chain or any other relevant study. 
  • Minimum of Three years of experience with INGOs, privet sector in logistics and procurement managements.
  • Knowledge of logistic and procurement within development organizations.


Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) in English.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to make good decisions. 
  • An honest person and with high integrity and morals.  


Additional Requirements for the Role:
  • Proactive with a high team spirit and ability to work with colleagues at different levels and different locations
  • Gender & culture sensitive.


Practical Action's offers remunerative wages, compensative benefits, Including two annual Eid Bonus, Competitive health and life insurance schemes, and after services gratuity.




How to Apply:


Interested candidates should submit their application letters clearly indicating Job title and workstation, C.V. and copies of educational and experience certificates through one of the following: -

1.         Hac Office -Jamahiriya Street.

2.         Or electronically though Sudanjob.net website.


Please DO NOT submit original certificates. Applications and attached documents are not returnable. 


Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.


 “We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as gender, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability”.


“Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing”.


Closing: Date Thursday, November 24th, 2022.



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