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International Rescue Committee - IRC

International Rescue Committee - IRC


Position: Supply Chain Officer-Procurement
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Gambella - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities in over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Position Overview

The Supply Chain Officer - Procurement is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of supply chain functions for IRC offices. She/he will be responsible for undertaking the entire supply chain activities: procurement management, procure to pay (P2P) and fleet management, running efficient and effective fleets. S/he must be able to discharge her/his responsibilities in strict compliance with IRC policies, procedures, and donor requirements, whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.

Major key Responsibilities:

1. Procurement

  • Ensuring that all purchases of goods, services, and construction works are done transparently, at the best available price, and in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective procurement preparation to support program implementation.
  • Carrying out all procurements in line with IRC procurement SOPs as per assigned by the Supply Chian Manager.
  • Developing and maintaining price rosters for all commonly used program supplies.
  • Ensuring that approved suppliers and framework agreements are always used for procurement of goods, services, and works.
  • Processing approved purchase requests through the procurement software (online BVA).
  • Preparing requests for quotations, requests for proposals, and other tender solicitation documents
  • Participating in tender meetings, evaluations, and vendor due diligence
  • Preparing bid opening records, bid analysis, and award recommendations.
  • Conducting contract negotiations with suppliers that is transparent and documented.
  • Demonstrating value for money in procurements
  • Reviewing procurement documents for accuracy and completeness before taking payments for approval.

2. Contract Management

  • Preparing and executing contracts for recommended bidders
  • Ensuring contract executions comply with the terms & conditions.
  • Engaging in timely renewal and amendment of running contracts
  • Tracking and measuring supplier performances against set performance indicators.
  • Maintain supplier performance scorecards.

3. Supplier Management

  • Conducting supplier due diligence including ATC clearance
  • Maintaining supplier's files and documentation
  • Establishing a working relationship with key suppliers.

4. Compliance and Ethics

Mitigate compliance risk in procurement processes through: -

  • Identifying and reporting procurement red flags
  • Vetting suppliers through strict due diligence processes
  • Training and collaborating with teams to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Implementing internal and external audit corrective action plans (CAPs

5. Reporting

The SC Officer is responsible for preparing and submitting accurate: -

  • Support with developing and updating the procurement activities (assigned) as required.
  • Submit a monthly list of commitments to the Supply Chain Manager.

6. Fleet Management

  • Keeping updated records and paperwork for vehicles and drivers.
  • Managing fuel and maintenance service procurements as needed
  • Ensuring that preventative vehicle maintenance is carried out to a high standard with minimum disruption to program activities.
  • Ensuring that all drivers are briefed on IRC’s vehicle policies and procedures.


Education: First Degree/Diploma in Business Administration/Financial Accounting or Logistics related field preferred.

Work Experience: 2 and 5 years of work experience in supply chain operations (Procurement and Fleet Management) for degree and diploma holders respectively.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Knowledge of generic procurement procedures and practices (IRC or NGO 2 (Two) years experience).
  • Demonstrated success as a procurement leader within the supply chain including planning, procurement, and logistics.
  • Good collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who can work seamlessly across cultures, organizational units, and suppliers.
  • Knowledge and experience in procurement plans, strategies, market analysis techniques, procurement and contracting.
  • Good analytical and negotiation skills
  • Excellent skills in conducting market analysis and sourcing strategies.
  • Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure.
  • Good mathematical skills.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills, Good interpersonal and communication skills, Good organizational skills, and Willingness and ability to adapt to changing work requirements and priorities that may require overtime or extended hours.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills and other Local Language preferred.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Strong computer skills in MS Excel, and MS Word programs.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action to not delay program activities.
  • Relevant qualification in the field of admin and logistics