Fresher Procurement Officer US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:       Procurement Officer
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives
and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer is responsible for the
efficient coordination and management of procurement functions for IRC’s office
in Bidbidi-Yumbe. Supply Chain must be able to rapidly procure Program
supplies, services and equipment, whilst ensuring best practices and
maintaining audit-compliant records.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
The implementation and / or maintenance of
standard IRC procurement policies and procedures.
Ensuring that procurement is carried out in
accordance to IRC and donor-specific polices.
Attend all the procurement committee meetings.
Coordination with Finance, Admin and program
departments to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors
and full, audit able support documentation.
Ensuring that a transparent and responsive
procurement process is implemented and maintained.
Routine communication, coordination and planning
with the relevant requesting staff / programs regarding the order and delivery
of supplies.
Ensuring that all Supplies, services and
equipment required are delivered in time.
Establishment and maintenance of ethical,
professional working relationships with suppliers.
Maintain supplier information for regularly
purchased items, and be informed of current local market conditions.
Support and provide the appropriate training for
procurement and program staff as required.
Manage Procurement staff (Assistant etc).
Advise the Supply Chain manager of
procurement-specific issues or improvements.
Any other duties or tasked delegated by Supply
Chain Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a BA (Procurement and
Supply Chain /Logistics Management)
Two years of experience in the same field.
At least three years work experience in
procurement, at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
Strong sense of personal integrity.
Attention to detail.
Strong supervisory skills.
Ability to multi-task.
Team spirit and problem solving abilities.
Knowledge of generic procurement procedures and
practices (IRC or NGO experience advantageous).
Familiarity with major donor and local
regulations / laws advantageous.
Holder of a valid driving license
Competent in spoken and written English
Good mathematical skills.
Competent use of PC especially spreadsheets.
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline:  4th January 2020
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