Supply Chain Officer

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Hawassa, Sidama, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Delivery
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

In Ethiopia, Plan has more than 25 years of experience in implementing its programme. Currently PIE mainly operates in seven geographical areas; Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Addis Ababa City Administration on different projects funded by different donors including sponsorship.

Plan International Ethiopia's main purpose is to seek Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls, adolescent girls, and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIE will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly 2.1 million Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2020-2024 and to reach an additional 6.3 million beneficiaries through its interventions.

The position holder is responsible to support the efficient and effective implementation of Programs by ensuring; availability of logistics support on time and with required standard. Financial reports are accurate, reflecting the reality of logistics related transactions incurred at all times, Projects logistics activities are effectively implemented according to donor requirements, and Development and maintenance of systems within the grants portfolio.

management scope, reporting lines, key relationships

Directly reports to: Supply Chain Coordinator

Direct reports:

Key relationships

Internal: Effective working relationships with program area staff and frequent communication with, Plan staff and various internal staff networks

External: Initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, including with suppliers and government counterparts

Level of contact with children

  • Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children

Physical Environment

  • The position is typical office environment

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Procurement Management (30 %)

  • Implement all procurement process in accordance of PIE procurement; Follow up and compile the procurement plan from each budget holder
  • Responsible for sourcing of products, collection of quotations/proforma and performing purchase transactions; proceed purchase of goods & service as per approved purchase requisition
  • Collect information about suppliers and market conditions and reporting supplier details, product lists and price lists to the Manager and PA Logistics Coordinator; ensure that purchased items and services meet the stated requirements and takes care of delivery to the Program Area office.
  • Ensure performance of transparent transactions, purchasing and delivery of goods and services within prior agreed lead times and ensures that all purchases are properly documented.
  • Receive requests for goods and services (requisitions) and ensures their completeness/ compliance before they are processed; Advise requestors about product description and specification, prices, lead times and availability, promoting standardization, value for money and economy of scale.
  • Prepare comparative bid analysis for tender bids, takes minutes and reports outcome for the Tendering Committee;
  • Follow regular store documents, and properly documented completed pads of any GRN and Issue vouchers.
  • Collect quotations as per the Procurement Guideline and forwards them to the supervisor; reports any difficulties (sourcing, stock outs, unavailability) immediately to the supervisor and consults the requestor when needed;
  • Support in different procurement specific country wide initiatives as advised by the PA Logistics Coordinator
  • Prepare a weekly procurement status report and communicate to all requesters

Transportation & Fleet management (30 %)

  • Assign and manage all vehicles and motorbikes in accordance of PIE fleet management policy and in consultation with logistics coordinator.
  • Arrange transportation from suppliers to the office/warehouse, as necessary with the  prior approval of logistics co-ordinator;
  • Check and sign each vehicles log-sheet every week, develop history file for each vehicles & motorbikes.
  • Follow maintenance, fuel consumption, and annual inspection and insurance policy renewal of each vehicles and report to PA
  • Approve and sign weekly/monthly logbook, trip, and fuel records, monitors utilization, maintenance and fuel consumption for all vehicles
  • Maintain a vehicle inventory for the PA and advise about vehicle allocation; carry out a monthly analysis on office and rental vehicles usage for decision making
  • Support PA Logistics Coordinator in country wide Fleet initiatives
  • Prepare and submit fleet report monthly base to APA log Coordinator.

Asset management (20 %)

  • Prepare inventory lists for items at sub-office level
  • Timely update fixed asset registration according to the organization asset management policy
  • Follow up recording and tagging fixed asset timely
  • Undertake periodic inventory for fixed asset and other consumables item in the store
  • Ensure that storage areas, facilities and equipment meet the minimum requirements and standards.
  • Supervise all store transactions to be carried out in compliance with the store and fixed assets guidelines.

Supervisory role (20 %)

  • Supervise drivers, Security Guards and store keepers
  • Receive, check and authorize weekly and monthly reports Drivers, Security Guards and compiles them into unit-wide regular reports.

Leadership andBUSINESS management COMPETENCIES


  • Set high standards for self-behaviour, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.
  • Hold self to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
  • Create a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
  • Collaborate with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
  • Accept change and support others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.


  • Understand relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan's purpose, values, and global strategy
  • Manage legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security
  • Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/logistics Management, Purchasing/Supplies Management or related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in INGO environment, involving in the procurement of both emergency and development programs.

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Substantial experience in procurement and fleet management.

Languages required

  • Fluency in English language is essential


Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application is 06 August, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application using the link provided below:

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

More information about Plan International can be found on

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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