Procurement Officer (National Position)

at NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)
Location Jijiga, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category Logistics
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

General responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated procurement function portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents, keep scan and copy of all procurement documents.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the procurement function.
  • Ensure that all procurement processes are in compliance with NRC Logistics Handbook, other NRC policies and door requirements
  • Register and/or prepare requisitions, quotations and purchase orders and update status reports and Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods, services and equipment
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods, services and equipment
  • Prepare documents as required by line manager.
  • Maintain supplier data base and vendor verifications.
  • Guide and train the procurement ass.
  • Support the department heads in raising PR aggresso and managing the workflow.
  • Guide and train the area staff over the procurement procedures of NRC.
  • Make sure PRs are raised in line with the procurement plan.
  • Maintain vendor rating and performance management.
  • Liaise with Addis procurement team for procurements handled at CO.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Prepare PTS weekly/bi-weekly.
  • Make sure documents are copied and filled before submission for payments.
  • Have and update vendor list whenever needed.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Competences:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a procurement Officer/Purchase officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English and local language

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Degree in supply chain/marketing/management/accountant
  • Knowledge of the national language is essential and Somali is an added advantage
  • Experience of handling large scale procurement.
  • Three years working experience with NGOs for similar posts.

Behavioral competencies:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

Applying Instructions

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through  (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by April 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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