Feb 27, 2018

Procurement Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  • Gambela, Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia Purchasing/Procurement Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Title: Procurement Officer

Reports to: Logistics Team Leader

Location:  Gambella

Start of Contract & Duration: 6 months

Posting date: February 27, 2018




The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world, including Ethiopia. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation and post-conflict recovery.


DRC commenced work in Ethiopia in 2009 and currently provides expertise in shelter, WASH, livelihoods and protection in the Gambella and Somali regions of the country. Activities implemented by DRC are funded by money raised from the Danish public and by project grants from the Danish government and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors.


Overall purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of logistics officer and technical support of logistics officer and team leader, the warehouse assistant will be responsible for receiving and release of materials as per DRC rules and regulation. The position holder is expected to work smoothly and with integrity among program, finance and logistics team.





  • To review procurement plan prepared at grant opening and provide input supportive input on unit of measurement, specification, item category and procurement procedures to be followed.Establish ethical and professional working relationship with suppliers
  • To perform procurement of goods, service and work in accordance to DRC operation handbook.
  • To ensure transparent and responsive procurement process is implemented and maintained.
  • Lead the procurement team on bid opening and analysis part up to award of purchase order/contract.
  • Conduct market assessment with assigned team
  • Prepare RFQ for the procurement of goods.
  • Maintain supplier information for regularly purchased items.
  • Coordinate with finance, admin and program departments to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors and full, auditable support documentation.
  • Follow up the delivery of all ordered goods and service as per its lead-time.
  • Update procurement tracking.
  • Identify market source for items planned for procurement.
  • To maintain proper filling system as per DRC filling protocol.
  • Prepare monthly procurement API report.
  • Provide technical support and guidance for procurement clerk



Job Requirements




Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)



  • Degree/ Diploma in purchasing and supply management, management, finance or relevant field
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience for degree and 6 years for diploma holder preferably with an INGO.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Be a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good command in both spoken and written English
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS office 


    Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

    Purchasing and supply management, management, finance or relevant field




    Languages: (indicate fluency level)


    Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English and Amharic


How to Apply


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.


We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. 


Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated email no later than March 8, 2018.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.


We encourage all qualified Ethiopian National candidates only to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.

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