Procurement and Front Desk Officer Non-profit Careers – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)




Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Project Name: Resilient
Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: Grants and
Administration Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
expertise.
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Procurement
and Front Desk Officer will be responsible for maintaining an efficient office
environment and provide administrative, procurement and clerical support to
others in the office.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will generate and receive
    procurement related documents
  • Carryout procurement analysis and ensure
    completeness of procurement packages
  • Answer phones and distribute messages to
    the appropriate staff member
  • Greet public and clients and direct them
    to the correct staff member
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail
    and prepare outgoing mail for distribution
  • In charge of faxing, scanning and copying
    of documents
  • Update and maintain office filing and
    storage systems
  • Update and maintain databases such as
    mailing lists, contact lists and client information
  • Organize travel arrangements for staff
  • The jobholder will co-ordinate and
    organize appointments and meetings
  • Offer support in event planning and
    implementation
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies
  • Perform work related errands as requested
    such as going to the post office and bank
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Procurement and Front Desk Officer
    job opportunity must hold a college certificate in Office Administration;
    a University degree will be an added an advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    similar position with an international organization
  • Competent computer skills including MS
    Office Suite.
  • Previous experience in Human Resources
    and/or Procurement is mandatory
  • Internet skills including use of e-mails,
    group messaging and information gathering
  • Numerical and literacy skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning
    skills combined with ability to prioritize and manage assignments/tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
    skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
    attention to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
Apply.
Deadline: 3rd October,
2016
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