Save the Children recruits 01 Procurement Specialist / AfDB Procurement
Procurement Specialist – AfDB Procurement
Title: Procurement Specialist – AfDB Procurement – Somalia Country Office
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose: : The Procurement Specialist – AfDB procurement will plan and execute all procurement related activities under the Short – Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP)-Somalia and other projects funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) using AfDB procurement policies and procedures under the guidance of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). S/he will be the main link between the Save the Children Procurement function and procurement counterparts in IGAD and AfDB.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility for extension
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field – procurement, supply chain management, public procurement, or related fields from a reputable university
Professional Procurement Certification (e.g. CIPS, CPSM) – achieved or studying towards
Strong preference for candidates with both qualifications
Master’s degree an advantage
5 to 8 years relevant experience of procurement in projects financed by multilateral development banks (strong preference for experience in AfDB funded projects) and/or other international/bilateral aid agencies – using their own procurement policies and procedures
Professional knowledge of public procurement legislations and international/national procurement policies & procedures
Strong communication, analytical, project management and problem solving skills
Strong track record of integrity and exposure to best-in-class processes of managing integrity issues with vendors
Good oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to build effective working relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally – across multiple cultures
Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
Strong communication skills – written and spoken English
Willingness and ability to travel and work in Somalia / Somaliland
Experience in the following areas is desirable :
Projects financed by multilateral development banks (strong preference for experience in AfDB funded projects) and/or other international/bilateral aid agencies – using their own procurement policies and procedures
Procurement / Logistics experience in fragile humanitarian contexts
High value procurement / contract management
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Female candidates are encouraged to apply
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
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Closing date: 12 Apr 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Department: Supply Chain
Type: Fixed-term contract