Procurement Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Somalia

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd August, 2019


Job Description

Rights Respected, People Protected:

Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.
NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

NRC in Somalia:

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at www.nrc.no Email or Paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Procurement of goods and services for all South central and Juba land field locations in liaison with the field based logistics and project teams
  • Ensure all procurement processes are in compliance with the global logistics handbook and donor requirements
  • Float Public tenders of USD 50,000 and above and ensure compliance of all the tendering requirements as per the global logistics handbook.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers, vendors, providers and contractors of goods and services, protecting the interest of NRC in relation to pricing, quality, time, delivery, etc
  • Implement a supplier performance evaluation system and maintain records of the same
  • Ensure there is a proper filing system for procurement documents for easier retrieval and when needed and also an archive for old documents.
  • Train and capacity build staff logistics staff in Mogadishu and field offices.
  • Train non logistics staff on logistics policies and procedures
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods and services ordered.
  • Regular update of the procurement tracking sheet and share with program staff
  • Ensure timely dispatch of goods to the field offices
  • Assist program staff in preparation of procurement plans.
  • Supervise, train and appraise the logistics assistant
  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisor

Qualifications:

  • We are looking for a university graduate in Business Administration/Procurement or Logistics with previous experience in Procurement.
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somalia. Technical expertise relevant to the role. Fluency in English, both written and verbal. We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels. In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Personal qualities:

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

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