Global Communities’ Office of Humanitarian Assistance(OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, OHA is commencing responding directly in Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDP’s. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on the sustainability rather than relief delivery.
GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and are currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey.
GC is seeking a qualified person to be based in Gaziantep as a Temporary Procurement Officer. The Temporary Procurement Officer reports to the Sen. Operations Manager.
- Support Sr. Operations Manager to develop and monitor the Procurement Plan for GC to ensure timely procurement of goods, services and works.
- Develop procurement flow chart and protocols for GC showing clear responsibilities
- Maintain a procurement tracking system for GC and provide regular updates to the Senior Management Team regarding the status of outstanding procurement
- Work with GC staff to undertake the tendering, evaluation and monitoring of contracts, including reviewing documents received from partners for completeness and correctness and facilitating timely support from relevant team members in GC
- Provide support for the contract management.
- Provide the needed documents to HQ Compliance Department when requested.
- Provide support to the Sr. Operations Manager to ensure that all procurements meet donor regulations and GC standard sand practices.
- Assist in the selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors, to promote good procurement practice with due regard to sustainability, ethical purchasing standards and whole life costing.
- Regularly revise/update list of suppliers based on different sector of goods, services and work.
- Participate in negotiation of contract terms on a range of central contracts and to monitor performance against these contracts.
- Support the Senior Management Team in providing all customs related documents, invoices, etc. from the supplier and follow up with the Finance & Admin Manager FAM on payments.
- Support and undertake projects with value for money report findings and make recommendations to support change of policy.
- Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to assisting the program team in understanding requirements and completing tasks
- Support, when needed, the Senior Management Team in maintaining project files that are related to procurement
- Carry out any other related duties as might be reasonably requested by the Supervisor.
Education and Training:
A university degree in a relevant field or a combination of experience and education working in this sector.
- Knowledge of accepted procurement practices and principles
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in procurement systems reporting,
- Past work with international donor funded programs preferred.
- High analytical and reporting skills.
- Ability to solve problems in the field with suppliers
- Good command of spoken and written English and Turkish
- Arabic speakers will be preferred.
- Excellent command of excel and other database applications.
- Computer/word processing and standard office software skills.
This position is open to candidates authorized to work in Turkey as local employees.
This new post replaces the previously advertised Procurement Officer position with a reference code of
TK2018-029 which was posted on December 20, 2018.
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: 31 July 2019
To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter no later than 24 January, 2019. Please, make sure to put the Job Title and Vacancy Number in the subject section, otherwise the application will not be considered. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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