Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Senior Procurement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Senior Procurement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

  • Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

    Position:

  • Senior Procurement Officer

    Term of Employment:

  • One year with a possibility of extension

    Duty Station(s):

  • Addis Ababa with frequent travel

    Required Number:

  • One

    Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive

    Background

    The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector.

    The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

    The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda.

    Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

    Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects.

    Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

    Our Culture

    We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.

    Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

    At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.

    We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.

    We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

    Position Summary:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Manager, the Senior Procurement Officer is responsible to execute and facilitate procurement of goods, services and works required for ATA’s program and operational needs in accordance with the policies and procedures of ATA, Government Public Procurement, World Bank and other donor Procurement requirements and guidelines.

    Essential Duties:

  • Review Specification for
    goods/Terms of Reference for service before commencing the procurement process in consultation with procurement manager.
  • Examine and re-evaluate existing contract agreements and report to a concerned manager when there is any deviations;
  • Assist the Procurement Manager in the preparation of consolidated procurement requests and detailed procurement plan;
  • Assist the Procurement team in performing risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements: assess, manage and mitigate risks;
  • Assist in developing and managing the Procurement team including setting targets and monitoring performance;
  • As a senior officer you are expected to provide support to Procurement Officers and assistants in preparation of bid documents, contract agreements as well as bid evaluation
  • Regularly update procurement status on the ERP to make sure Service Level Agreements are met
  • Review and submit periodic procurement status reports on timely basis;
  • Assist procurement team members for field work if there is a need;
  • Assist the Procurement Manager to identify new work areas including the sourcing of new suppliers, methods and update vender list periodically to meet the requirements of the agency;
  • Coordinate and resolve problems in collaboration with procurement team with end users (requesting units) and suppliers;
  • Follow up the implementation of procurement contracts in collaboration with Procurement Manager and requesting units;
  • Assist in presentation of procurement evaluation report to Procurement Endorsing Committee; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned in him as deemed necessary by his immediate supervisor

    Job Requirements

  • Minimum Masters or Bachelor’s degree in management, purchasing and supplies management, logistics or other relevant studies.
  • At least 6 years (with Bachelor’s) or 4 years (with Master’s) of related experience (recent experience as Senior Procurement Officer a plus)
    Knowledge and experience of Government, World Bank, USAID, UN Agencies and other donors’ procurement procedures and practices
  • Good knowledge of supplies management software is a plus
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship, multitask, prioritize activities and work under pressure
  • Experience working in donor financed project(s) is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • High integrity, with timely & effective communication skill is essential
  • Flexibility: ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptability: working in a multi-cultural environment

    How to Apply

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit

  • A cover letter,
  • CV (maximum 5 pages), and
  • a completed ATA Application Form from our online website
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply.
  • NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.Apply by 12th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Senior Procurement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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