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Procurement Officer
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

 


 Section/Unit: Supply Chain
 Supervisor: ERT Supply Chain Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 20 Oct 2020

 
 Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

 

Main Purpose of Job:

The Procurement Officer is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of procurement functions for IRC’s office. The position holder will procure Program supplies, services and equipment, whilst ensuring good practices and maintaining audit-compliant records. You will ensure that all purchases of goods and services are done transparently, at the best available price, and in compliance with IRC and donor procurement policy and procedures.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

1. Procurement Planning

Working closely with Supply Chain Manager, and other internal and external partners, you will effectively plan and support program implementation by:

  • Collecting, organizing and analyzing data market information and data to enable effective procurement planning
  • Preparing and implementing procurement plans following related IRC procurement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Monitor supply market and conduct market surveys & analysis to ensure value for money in procurement..

 

2. Procurement

Responsible for implementing procurement plan and strategy and ensuring all procurement needs are met on time in line with GSC and donors’ standards, the role holder will:

  • Support the development of procurement specifications
  • Process approved Purchase requisitions through the procurement software ensuring data accuracy.
  • Initiate and process Request for quotations (RFQ) and Request for proposals (RFP).
  • Train and certify procurement committee members and participate in tender meetings and evaluations.
  • Prepare bids analysis and other bidding documents for approval.
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers that is transparent and documented.
  • Review procurement documents for accuracy before taking payment for approval.
  • Collaborating with all departments by Coordination with finance, grants and program to ensure smooth and timely procurement

 

3. Contract Management

You will lead the contracting process so that the terms and conditions, and contracting procedures as provided by Global Supply Chain are followed.

To achieve this, you will:

  • Prepare and executing contracts for recommended bidders
  • Timely renew qualifying contracts and Master Agreements.
  • Execute contracts against set performance indicators

 

4. Supplier Management

The role will lead supplier relationships and performance to ensure that Suppliers adhere to Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and that there is precise record keeping. This includes:-

  • Maintaining suppliers files and documentation
  • Monitoring and documenting supplier performance
  • Maintain supplier performance score cards.

 

5. Compliance and Ethics

You will assist in identifying and analyzing compliance risk in procurement processes and in implementing donor rules & regulations for all procurements by:

  • Implementing due diligence for suppliers, this includes conducting reference checks, supplier visits etc.
  • Providing consistent and constructive support to other departments to ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Identifying and reporting procurement red flags across the procurement value chain
  • Implementing corrective action plans (CAPs) in response to internal and/or external audit queries

 

6. Reporting

You will support timely and accurate reporting by:

  • Preparing and submitting accurate monthly reports to the Procurement Manager on time.
  • Supporting with developing and updating the procurement plans (assigned) as required.
  • Submitting monthly list of commitments to Procurement Manager/Supply Chain Coordinator and Finance
  • Submit periodic procurement tracking report for specific Grants that you are assigned to.

 

7. Team Leadership and Development

  • Setting procurement team members' objectives
  • Documenting training needs
  • Ensuring that all procurement staff and counterparts are trained to standard

 

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Regular relationships with program staff, Operations staff and country Supply Chain staff at all levels
  • External: Vendors and Services providers.

 

Systems Compliance and Improvement: -

  • IRC-Sudan specific finance, logistics, IT, security, communications and human resource/administration policies and procedures.
  • Any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director and ERT Supply Chain Coordinator.

Policy compliance – IRC way policies

  • Ensure any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct are reported to the CD. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries by IRC and other humanitarian workers.

Confidentiality: -

Ensuring the non disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education:

  • Diploma in Business Administration/Financial Accounting or Logistics related field

 

Work Experience:

  • 3-4 years of work experience in supply chain operations (Procurement)
  • Experience working with NGO preferred.

 

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of generic procurement procedures and practices
  • Proven success as a procurement leader within supply chain including planning, procurement and logistics
  • Good collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who work seamlessly across cultures, organizational units and suppliers.
  • Knowledge and experience in procurement plans, strategies, market analysis techniques, procurement and contracting
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) and Arabic
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent skills in conducting market analysis and sourcing strategies.
  • Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Word and Excel spreadsheets; Outlook)

  • If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications.
  • Note: please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter.
  • Closing date for application 20.10.2020
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

 

The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation









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