Palladium Group Procurement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Group Procurement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Company Overview:

  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.

  • We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

  • For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible.

  • With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

    Project Overview and Role:

  • Catalyze is a $250 million 5 to 8-year program, designed to catalyze $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors (such as education) and higher risk countries (especially low-income and post-conflict countries) around the globe, complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing.

  • Catalyze will provide services to many missions and bureaus that “buy in” to tap the CATALYZE investment and pay-for-results project management expertise.

  • Our aim is for investors to explore and find commercially viable opportunities and approaches to creating jobs, developing sustainable social services, tightening, and rationalizing supply chains, and advancing inclusive growth.

  • Catalyze Ethiopia: Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) will drive private enterprise expansion to catalyze Ethiopia’s future economic growth and prosperity.

  • MS4G intends to foster enterprise-driven growth, especially among private enterprises that have high growth potential and the capacity to catalyze job creation throughout market systems.

  • MS4G will address systemic challenges, including building business development services capacity, creating a more conducive business environment, building the financial sector infrastructure and capability within private finance providers, and expanding the digital economy.

  • MS4G will catalyze private sector growth by improving access to finance and facilitating transactions through targeted interventions across market systems (demand, supply, and enabling environment).

  • Expanded access to finance will also drive change across the market system by increasing business revenue and necessitating job creation. The program has an estimated life of project funding of $55 million and is anticipated to operate for five years.

  • While focus sectors will be finalized in collaboration with USAID during the inception phase, it is anticipated that they could include agribusiness, light manufacturing, and telecommunications & ICT (including fintech).

  • Across all initiatives, there will be a cross-cutting focus on women and youth, as well as a focus on ensuring that disparate ethnic groups and regions equitably benefit from the interventions.

  • The Finance Officer will support Finance Manager by ensures that all financial records of all the projects costs are in accordance with Palladium financial policies and procedures and donor
    (USAID) rules and regulations.

  • He/she must demonstrate the ability to use sound business judgement in assuring that all records to the financial system are accurate and necessary for the operations of the MS4G projects.

  • He/she makes sure that all government taxes and other obligations are deducted and paid on time. This individual must be based in Addis Ababa.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Procurement Officer, CATALYZE: MS4G will be responsible for assisting in oversight of all aspects of the acquisition of goods and services for the project from requisition to disposition. S/he reports primarily to the Procurement & Compliance Manager.

  • Assist preparation of procurement plan for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
    Assist in the identification and selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors, to promote good procurement practice and best value for money in accordance with Palladium International procurement guidelines and manual.

  • Work closely with CATALYZE: MS4G staff to determine procurement needs, quality and delivery requirements.

  • Responsible for purchase order placement timing, supply / demand alignment, material replenishment and supplier performance

  • Assist the Procurement & Compliance Manager in market research and development of vendor database for wide range of goods and services.

  • Monitor, evaluate and maintain supplier performance records, according to an appropriate Service Level Agreement, purchase orders and subcontract agreements on a continuous basis.

  • Support in maintenance of supplier relations and negotiation of procurement terms and conditions including commercial item subcontracts, consultant agreements, Blanket Purchase and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Agreements
    Facilitate and track all project assets in project registry, periodically assess status and dispose of assets per USAID regulations and Palladium policies and procedures.

  • Support in maintenance and periodic update of procurement trackers in coordination with other CATALYZE: MS4G staff.

  • Undertake and document vendor due diligence before issuance any purchase order and subcontracts to vendors and/or contractors.

  • Support the Procurement and Compliance Manager in maintenance of procurement records and documentations.

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.


  • At least 3 years of work experience in operations/logistics of large scale, donor funded projects, preferably on a USAID funded project (preferred)

  • Knowledge of and compliance to USAID Rules and Regulation in particular the Federal
  • Acquisition Regulation, and 22 CFR 228

  • Strong supply chain management and/or operational management experience.

  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with standard applications in MS Office.

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Procurement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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