- Category: Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Purchasing and Procurement
- Position: Ethiopia Procurement Coordinator [Fixed-Term]
- Location: Addis Ababa
- Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
- Deadline: Aug 12, 2023
About One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund works to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. In Ethiopia, we engage farmers in agroforestry and community-based seed multiplication to increase farmers’ incomes and improving farming systems. Engaging with local actors at every step but bringing ideas from outside, we are making rural farming more market-friendly and environmentally sustainable. Our Ethiopian partner farmers have planted more than 45 million trees, produced over 2000 MT of improved teff seed and improved the futures of hundreds of thousands of their neighbors. In Ethiopia alone, our permanent team numbers over 150 with nearly 1000 rural seasonal staff supporting them. Our Ethiopia headquarters are in Addis Ababa and we have a large program office Bahir Dar, plus several smaller field offices. To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.
About the Role
You will handle procurement processes, track procurement of goods and services, ensure that adequate competition is achieved for procurements, and provide regular procurement updates to requesters. You will independently manage procurements, manage complex procurements, and support with other supply-chain activities.You will work in the procurement department and will be responsible for supplier sourcing, maintaining good working relationships with suppliers, quality controls, ensuring the cost-effective procurement of materials, goods, and services.You will work closely with the logistics department and other requesting departments and report directly to the Procurement Specialist.You will work onsite, at our Addis location.
Independently manage routine Addis-based procurements Prepare plans for procuring equipment, goods and services observing One Acre Fund procurement policies and procedures
Research potential vendors, compare and evaluate offers from suppliers, and maintain good working relations with vendors
Prepare bid analysis, purchase orders, and submit them for approval and conduct procurements accordinglyTrack orders, ensure delivery and review quality of purchased products
Proactively provide feedbacks for requesters
Conduct regular market research
Confirm the completeness of each bid document to ensure that all supporting documents are attached with the payment request
Manage complex procurements
Research and execute public tender processes for large purchases
Plan and oversee quality control of purchases or contracted production processes
Support with other supply-chain activities as needed
Research, purchase, and registration of company vehicles
Navigating the importation process for seed, equipment, or other items
Other related tasks as assigned by Manager or the Supply Chain Lead
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for.
For this role specifically, you will have:
A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university2+ years of experience in supply chainAbility to work independently
Microsoft Office proficiency
Attention to detail
Excellent tact and negotiation skills
- Preferred Start Date As soon as possible
- Job Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Benefits Health insurance, paid time off
- Contract Duration 1 year
- Eligibility This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Ethiopia
- Application Deadline 13 August 2023
One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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