Supply Chain Officer – Procurement NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Job Title:    Supply Chain Officer - Procurement

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:   Uganda


About US:

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 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.


The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.


Job Summary:   Reporting to Supply Chain Manager, the Supply Chain Officer-Procurement is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all warehousing and inventory management functions for IRC’s office in Arua. The position will also be responsible for the standardization of policies and good warehousing practices in Arua Field Office.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  


·        The implementation and or maintenance of standard IRC procurement policies and procedures.

·        Under the guidance of the Supply Chain Manager, ensures that procurement is carried out in accordance to IRC and donor-specific polices.

·        With guidance from the Supply Chain Manager, follow all IRC and donor purchasing procedures and regulations, ensuring all PRs are correctly filled in with all the required information.

·        Ensure all procurements are fully and accurately documented which leads to easy tracing of procurement records.

·        Continuously inform the program staff of the progress and constraints in the procurement process and develop solutions in consultation with the Program Coordinator.

·        Ensuring that all procurement is done at the best value possible, while maintaining the quality of the product.

·        Ensure procurement is done in the most transparent and cost-effective way possible.

·        Ensure all procurement activities are fully and transparently documented through PRs, POs, RFQs, Comparative Statements, Bid Analysis, Invoices and Delivery Reports.

·        Initiate Invitations to Bids and collect quotations from suppliers as necessary and when necessary.

·        Coordinate with finance Officer and Supply Chain Manager for the supplies and making sure suppliers are paid effectively.

·        Maintain efficient systems for purchase requisitions, orders and their administration through files that easily demonstrate open vs closed purchase requests.

·        Maintain database of good and reliable suppliers for different categories of supplies, goods and works.

·        In coordination with the Supply Chain Manager and Program Coordinators, set up MPAs and MSAs for the field site.

·        Keep Supervisor informed of all developments and issues through daily briefing, weekly procurements updates and bi-monthly reports.

·        Provide ongoing training, advice to supply chain and program staff in procurement policies, systems and procedures.

·        Responsible for contracting vehicles for transportation of materials to the Program offices and sites.

·        Submit monthly report on cost and status of all procurement during reporting period.

·        Attend all the procurement committee meetings.

·        Coordination with Finance, Admin and program departments to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors and full, auditable 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 Vendor information for regularly purchased items and be informed of current local market conditions.

·        Support and provide the appropriate trainings for procurement and program staff as required.

·        Ensure procurement is done according to IRC and/or donor regulations.

·        Ensure that staff participating in tender committees are trained and understand their roles.

·        Ensure the update of file and list of vendors in Arua region.

·        Manage Supply Chain staff (Assistant etc.)

·        Assist with any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Asset Management

·        Advise the Supply Chain Manager of asset-specific issues or improvements.

·        Update as per IRC requirements, the Asset register, Asset inventory list and expendable store inventory list and produce monthly reports.

·        Monitor security of IRC’s assets and supplies.

·        Receive completed store’s request forms and prepare the assets for issuance.  

·        Ensure assets are signed for received on the Equipment issue and receipt form.

·        On a monthly basis, work with the Operations Coordinator to reconcile the asset register and Asset tracking sheet and equipment issuance forms.

·        Update the asset register regularly.

·        Conduct routine asset inspection and submit report to the Supply Chain Manager in a timely manner.

·        Keep an accurate and up-to-date record of asset inward and outward movement in the Asset register.

·        Ensure assets and property are effectively managed, asset list is updated regularly and assets are disposed according to IRC and or donor regulations.

·        Supply Chain works consistently with Security to maintain required security levels, awareness and responsiveness.


·        In the absence of the Supply Chain Manager, works with the Supply Chain Assistant Fleet and Program Managers to design a suitably staffed and equipped transport function to support the IRC’s vehicle operations and policies.

·        Implement and direct IRC standard Vehicle policies and procedures, with particular attention to safety and security issues.

·        Advise the Program Coordinators, and field manager on vehicle requirements and issues.

·        Manage and be accountable for the vehicle fleet, ordering and inventory management of all vehicle related parts and consumables, including fuel.

·        Evaluate, manage and monitor drivers.

·        Ensure that appropriate communications equipment is installed and functioning in IRC vehicles to meet the operational and security requirements.

·        Ensure that all vehicles carry the required on-board documentation and that all documents are kept current (including insurance).

·        Ensure that all vehicles are maintained in efficient manner. Schedule timely and regular preventive maintenance of all vehicles and Generators.

·        Ensure that regular meeting is taking place with the drivers and reports any concerns to the Program Coordinator.

·        Compile the drivers’ duty roster and work schedule·

·        Coordinate with admin to ensure mail is distributed by drivers to the correct recipients.

·        Ensure that all drivers are in possession of driver’s valid licenses and that all vehicles are insured.

·        Ensure transport services are cost efficient and reliable.

Inventory Management (Warehousing and Asset)

·        In the absence of the Supply Chain Manager, advises the Program Managers and other user departments on the potential inventory shortages, warehouse specific issues or improvements.

·        Implement and ensure clear loading/offloading procedures, correct stacking and turnover (FIFO) procedures.

·        Organize shipment of the program materials to the Program site.

·        Maintain proper tracking of all the IRC assets present in Arua field site.

·        Manage stock quipping records including Asset issue form, asset register and tags.

·        Ensure warehouse and stocks are secure, well managed and documented.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Supply Chain Officer – Procurement job must hold a Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration/Financial Accounting or Logistics related Program.

·        Knowledge of generic Supply Chain procedures and practices (IRC or NGO experience advantageous).

·        Three years’ experience of working as Supply chain Officer position in a multi-cultural environment.

·        Familiarity with major donor and local regulations / laws advantageous.

·        Three years’ work experience in Supply Chain (Procurement, Assets, Transport and Warehouse).

·        Competent in spoken and written English

·        Good mathematical skills.

·        Competent use of pc especially spreadsheets (format / sort / filter).

·        Good communication and staff management skills

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·        Remains productive when under pressure.

·        Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 6th April 2021


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