FH HeartbeatAt Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential candidates to apply on the following position.
Position: Senior Procurement Officer
Duty Station : Addis Ababa
Duration of Contract: One-year contract, (Renewable with 60 working days probation)
Salary: As per the salary scale of the organization
Closing date: July 29, 2021
Job SummaryThe Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible to support procurement activities in the FH country office, providing the purchasing of goods and commercial services in accordance with donor regulations and FH Ethiopia policies through a competitive solicitation. The Senior Procurement officer must be aware of, and adhered to FH Ethiopia’s policies, procedures, Safeguarding policy and Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.
Job Level Specifications
? Practical experience in using a wide range of accounting software including MS Dynamics, MS-Word and MS-Excel and other applications.
? Proven expertise with USAID/UN/OFDA rules and regulation on Procurement and Financial Management
? Excellent organizational skills; ability to plan and coordinate work, ensure the efficient flow of projects and processes.
? Strong people management skills / interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, teach and mentor staff and volunteers.
? Comfortable and persuasive when speaking before both large and small groups.
? Ability to interact positively with all levels of the organization and across organizational and cultural boundaries.
? Minimum Four (4) years of relevant experience in procurement, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.
? BA or Masters Degree in Business or any other relevant subject from any recognized university, advantages for candidates with INGO Supply Chain Management certifications.
? Specialized training, certification and experience related to procurement (i.e Procurement Planning and Execution).
? Knowledge on local procurement policy, logistics and supply chain management.
? Must have good coordination, negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and time management skills.
? Good interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
? Relevant knowledge of procurement regulations and policies and procedures for major donor ? funded programs like USAID.
? Analytical skills and ability to undertake complex analysis and price comparisons of multiple vendor quotes/bids required;
? Competency and experience with spreadsheets required.
? Ability to prepare procurement reports providing periodic status updates as necessary.
? Competent in Microsoft Office applications, strongly in MS Word and MS Excel.
? This position has no supervisory responsibility.
FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
? Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events.
? Through observation, interviews, and spot-checks, ensure that the staff planning process is gender sensitive.
? Build a better gender balance in staffing through affirmative action.
? Observe if women staff are as involved as men in high-profile activities such as interaction with visitors and chairing meetings, and take corrective action if warranted.
? Encourage female staff to participate in external networks (local and regional), as well as seminars and cross visits.
? Facilitate open and regular discussions with staff on about the work environment, policies, and values convenient to gender issue
Safety & Security Responsibility
? Encourages compliance of Safety and Security principles and policies of the organization by all staffs;
? Visiting project Offices and operational areas periodically to meet staff and making sure that all staff members are aware of the safety and security procedures;
? Explains to staffs the reasoning behind the organization’s safety and security policies and procedures;
? Organizing local training sessions, such as First Aid, Fire Safety, and Defensive Driving for staff members. If possible, he/she should conduct briefing and training sessions himself/herself;
? Ensures that safety and security objectives are added to performance reviews and evaluations of all staff members;
? Encourages staff to adopt safe and secure practices. Ensuring that updated personnel information related to safety (Record of Emergency Data) and security management are kept in Human Resources;
How to Apply
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and CV to: [email protected]
Candidates MUST refer the position title on the subject line of their application