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Procurement Officer Nyala
Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.

Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.



 Section/Unit: Operations
 Grade Level: 2
 Supervisor: Procurement Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Nyala
 Duration: Regular
 Closing Date: 11 June 2024


About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions 
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. 
Now, and for the future.


Department Summary

The Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services. The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement activity is the prompt and effective provision of materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications. 


General Position Summary

The Procurement Officer is responsible for overseeing procurement aspects of Mercy Corps’ logistic operation and working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and Logistics. The procurement Officer is instrumental in supporting program activities through their services.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities

  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities.
  • Full understanding of MC procurement policies and formats. Assists, as needed, in training staff on these policies.
  • Assist Program and operational personnel in regular procurement planning meetings.
  • Assists staff as needed in creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation.
  • Collect quotations and bids from the market for PRs as assigned by a manager – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats.
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions and complete to Mercy Corps standards. 
  • Assist in the maintenance of thorough procurement files as outlined in the Field Procurement Policies and Procedures. 
  • Assist the program and office staff with procurement activities, as required. 




Supervisory Responsibility




Reports Directly To: Procurement Coordinator


Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills 

  • 2-3 years of experience in large scale procurement.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel. 
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. 
  • High computer skills in MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel. 
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities. 
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential. 


Success Factors 

The successful Procurement Officer will coordinate procurement tasks to deliver successful programs while demonstrating excellent stewardship of donor funds and compliance with Mercy Corps and donor regulations. They will maintain strong cooperative relationships with other departments and interact effectively with international and national personnel both in a managerial and training capacity while demonstrating the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a solid commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.


Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is based in (Nyala, Sudan), and it requires up to 40% travel to support country programs, which may include travel to insecure locations where freedom of movement is limited and areas where amenities are limited. 



Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. 


We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. 


We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.


Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

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