Catholic Relief Services Procurement Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services Procurement Manager

Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222560

Category: Business and Administration

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:

Job Description

About CRS:

“Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.

We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.”

In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958.

At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations.

CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio currently focusing on community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, health, peacebuilding, WASH, emergency relief, and savings and lending.

CRS is active in nearly all regions of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Somali, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Dire Dawa Regions.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As part of the CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS.

CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following positions;

Position Title: Procurement Manager

Department:Supply Chain

Duty Station: CRS Ethiopia/Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Employment Term: Indefinite period

Reports To: Supply Chain Manager

Application Deadline: September 23, 2019

Job Summary:

You will manage all Country Program systems and processes for local and international procurement of goods and services to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.

Your knowledge and experience will allow you to successfully manage the quality and efficiency of all procurement and purchasing activities and to ensure stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage fully compliant procurement systems and operating procedures and organize the procurement functions. Assess effectiveness and efficiency and lead improvements.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS procurement principles, standards, and policies; donor regulations; and local statutory requirements.
  • Coordinate with various departments to proactively assist with goods/services flow analysis and determine needs and quantity, quality and delivery requirements for goods and services and maintain an up-to-date procurement plan.
  • Collaborate with budget holders to develop annual budget plans that meet procurement needs.
  • Manage and control the analyze-to-contract process with strategic sourcing solutions to ensure the best value for money: market research and analysis, goods/services specifications and supplier evaluation criteria, solicitation documents, a transparent and consistent bidding process, etc. Prepare contracts
  • Ensure the highest level of transparency and integrity
    amongst the procurement department and prevent fraud along the procurement process.
  • Conduct periodic risk assessment along the procurement process.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being.
  • Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high-quality programming.
  • Oversee and monitor relationships and transactions with suppliers, supplier performance, and contractual obligations to ensure contract completion per authorized terms and conditions.
  • Take action to address current and/or potential contractual issues and/or inefficiencies to mitigate risk. Advise on contract/purchase order modifications, if needed.
  • Monitor payment terms and schedules through the maintenance of open order report and oversee coordination with the finance team to ensure timely payments to vendors.
  • Manage a reliable procurement document trail and database management system for control, accountability, and input for proper inventory recording. Ensure all required information and records are complete, accurate, up-to-date, and properly filed.
  • Oversee reports preparation, consolidate reporting, and analyze data for decision-making.

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Positions):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

    Job Requirements

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

    Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or other relevant Masters preferred. Bachelors required. Professional certifications a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in procurement/purchasing management, logistics, administration with increasing responsibility, preferably with an international organization.
  • Good knowledge of various donor procurement regulations (e.g. USAID, EU, UN)
  • Knowledge of international and national procurement regulations and local market conditions.
  • Strong knowledge of contract terms and proven ability to negotiate terms and agreements and build and maintain networks with suppliers.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with database management systems (e.g. MS Access) highly desirable.

    Personal Skills

  • Strong planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills

    How to Apply

    Please enter via https://form.myjotform.com/92521511083549 to fill a form and attach your up-to-date CV before the application deadline, June 06, 2019.

    Applications should be submitted by September 23, 2019, up to 5:00 PM, late submission will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

    Phone solicitations cannot be accepted. You will be contacted only if you are selected for written exam/interview.

    ** Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply**

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

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