GOAL Ethiopia Senior Procurement Officer Jobs

GOAL Ethiopia Senior Procurement Officer Jobs

About the Position:

  • Senior Procurement Officer is responsible for supporting the sourcing and procurement of supplies, services and works in the most cost-effective manner and contribute to procedures and strategy considering the local context. Assist on day to day management of procurement & delivering the procurement functions smoothly and enabling environment for running the programmes/operations of GOAL Ethiopia programme.

    Key Areas of Accountability/Duties

    Planning and coordination:

  • Assist Procurement Manager in reviewing the procurement plan through collective information and coordination with the programme team

  • Regular follow-up and review of the procurement plan with the programme team.

  • Where appropriate consolidate the supplies procurement and plan for combine procurement and ensuring value for money.

  • Communicate with programme team, suppliers, service providers and procurement committee on any procurement delivery issues.

  • With the support of the Procurement Manager assist in initiating framework agreement, Expression of Interest (pre-qualification of suppliers)


  • Ensure procurement is conducted in line with GOAL policies and procedures and take lead on any procurement process as required

  • Ensure orders are accurately drawn with the correct specifications, quantity, qualities and delivery requirements

  • Review all request and purchase orders for completeness and conformance to user requirements.

  • Document all procurement committee meeting minuets and keep the record for further use/ future reference.

  • Involved in materials quality checking with the technical team and ensure the right quality product has been purchased in right time.

  • Prepare Purchase Order and agreements for successful bidder and ensure the terms and conditions are detailed and maintained.

  • Continued follow up on supply/works/service delivery and submit supplier documents with relevant and necessary supporting paperwork to finance for payment on time.

  • Keep records of all procurement transactions as relevant both electronically and manually for audit trail.

  • Ensure serialization of purchase requests is saved in the public shared drive for requesters/users to pick the serial number and fill in the details of the requested serial number

  • Ensure ATCS (anti-terrorists checks) are conducted for all winning bidders as per the ATCS guideline

  • Engage with market survey with the identified committee team and take lead and as when necessary.

  • Establish and maintain good contacts with suppliers, UN agencies and other INGOs/NGOs with regards to Procurements matters.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Line Manager

    Contract Management:

  • Monitor the contract database, FWAs, Lease agreements, OTS, follow up on ongoing contracts and advise the PM/APM when the limits are close to being exceeded/reviews required etc.

  • Maintain all copies of contract agreements relating to logistics and procurement, ensure the proper implementation of these contracts; notify and advice in writing next actions at least before two months of the expiry of any such contracts.

  • Undertake supplier orientation and track supplier performance to provide further guidance and support whenever necessary by ensuring vendors follow all the tendering regulations, procedures and instructions

  • Ensure the supplier database is maintained and updated with appropriate information and share it on quarterly basis with the Procurement Manager

  • Liaise with the Procurement Manager on contract negotiation with supplier/service providers where the budget is less than the projected budget (as per the Procurement Section on Negotiation Strategy) to ensure the best value for GOAL on any kind of supplies, works and service purchase.

    Shipment (Project/Field sites)

  • Share with the Senior Logistics Officer the procurement purchase orders/contract annexes with pricing to ensure the field logisticians get the unit cost of items dispatched to their locations for SMT update.

  • Liaison with Senior Logistics Officer to ensure clearing and forwarding agent issues on shipment is dealt with in time.

    Additional Roles

  • Assist the PM in the initiating of the FWA and coming up with the expression of interest for all categories of purchase (pre-qualification of suppliers)

  • Assist the PM in monitoring the Procurement Assistants and database management to ensure that the following files are correctly managed and coordinated

  • Ensure Procurement files are well organized

  • Ensure that the supplier/vendor lists, and price list of classified local suppliers is maintained and up to

  • Ensure the OTS, contract database and other procurement tracking tools are updated on regular basis and shared with the programme team, requesters and SMT on weekly basis

  • Prepare monthly procurement reports including status of pending requisition and waivers.

  • Keep track of all agreements with vendors and service providers

  • Manage performance evaluation for procurement personnel under your line of management (Procurement Assistants/Database personnel) by providing direct technical support in collaboration with the Procurement Manager

    Skills & Behaviours


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, programme clients and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

  • Being assertive when it is required

  • Understands the need for speed in emergencies values the need for speed without compromising the procurement processes


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Job Requirements

    Join Us

    Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement? Then join us if you have:

  • Minimum 5 years INGOs working experience in logistics/procurement function and have adequate knowledge in procurement processes.

  • Experience in procurements and well understanding of donor and GOAL procurement

  • regulations

  • Minimum graduate from Business Discipline, MBA or equivalent will be preferred.

  • Good working knowledge in English is essential, fluency in written and spoken English

  • Excellent coordination, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in document handling and archiving

  • Previous work experience with Humanitarian organization

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability/preparedness to quickly learn new systems and software.

  • Ability to work independently and within team

  • Ability to plan with good organizational skills, including prioritization and ability to work under pressure.

    Desirable quality, skill and competence

  • Certification in CIPS/Fritz

  • Supplier contracts and framework agreement management is an advantage

    Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Remuneration and Benefits:

  • GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.

  • A chance to develop tangible experience.
    Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


  • GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with Job Title needs to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.

  • Applicants who have access to the internet can directly submit their application to

  • goaljobs@et.goal.ie (The vacancy reference number, Job Title along with the full name needs to be written on subject of the email, failing to do this will leads to disqualification) and on ethiojobs.net

  • Applicants without access to internet can submit to the GOAL Ethiopia Regional Office at Meta reception.

  • GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

  • Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

  • GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.

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