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Procurement Officer (National Position) - Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Procurement Officer is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.

Job description

Roles & Responsibilities:
The purpose of the Procurement officer position is day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Generic Responsibilities:
• 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;
• Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function;
• Ensure procurement plans are developed and followed accordingly;
• Ensure that all procurement processes are in compliance with NRC Logistics Handbook, other NRC policies and door requirements;
• Register and/or prepare requisitions, quotations and purchase orders and update status reports and Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods, services and equipment;
• Ensure that all NRC vehicles are in proper operating condition with all required documents in place and coordinate vehicle movement accordingly;

Specific Responsibilities:
• Distribute/organize transport of material and equipment according to procedures;
• Distribute/organize transport of material and equipment according to procedures;
• Have and update vendor list whenever needed;
• Ensure proper filing of documents;
• Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods, services and equipment;
• Prepare documents as required by line manager;
• Perform other logistics functions as delegated by supervisor.


1. Generic professional competencies for this position:
• Bachelor degree in (Procurement/Logistics/Administration or any other relevant field)
• Minimum of Three years of experience working as a Procurement Officer in a humanitarian/recovery/emergency context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
• Computer skills (Common Microsoft Windows and Office applications);
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to organize and prioritize work;
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
• Fluency in both spoken and written English.
• Able to use policies and procedures to solve problems, and be proactive in bringing ideas and solutions
• Able to maintain good relations with colleagues and suppliers, even in difficult circumstances, always maintaining professionalism when representing NRC
• Keen to work in a busy environment, and take pride in working hard and achieving results

Education field

  • Logistics

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

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


  • English

We offer

Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
Contract period: 10 month
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
Duty station: NRC Ethiopia, Dollo Ado with frequent travel to the camps
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Supervisor
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-03

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