Procurement Officer
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Procurement Officer

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Procurement Officer

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BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a  world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict 

prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as  being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been  ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the  top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year. 

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and  Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC  believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities. 

BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania is part of a leading development organization that started its operations in  2006 in Tanzania, focusing on thematic areas of Agriculture, Youth and Women Empowerment, Food  Security and Livelihood 

About the Programme 

In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International ajira (BI) will be announcing an  initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women  and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia,  Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which  has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic  development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They  will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy  issues. 

BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a  young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She  will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency  and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood. 

In preparation for the launch, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self motivated individuals to fill the following position in BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania

  1. PROCUREMENT OFFICER (AD# MCFBMT-2205)

To provide efficient support and ensure success of the overall procurement & logistics activities in the  MasterCard funded Project implemented by BRAC, while providing efficient utilization of resources in  accordance with BRAC International Procurement Guidelines and Procedures 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • To undertake procurement processes to acquire assets, goods, services and consultancies for the  project 
  • Manage all procurement aspects pertaining to quality control, specification compliance, monitoring and  verification of deliveries, plus timely delivery to the end-user 
  • Ensure fairness in transparent bidding processes and effective competition, as well as best prices and  best value for money in all procurement and logistics activities 
  • Establish proper recording and monthly reporting systems of all procurement activities inclusive of  updated inventory 
  • Invoices submitted by suppliers, along with supporting documents, in respect of goods and services  delivered or rendered are properly verified and submitted to the Finance Department
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to line supervisor for dissemination to  stakeholders 

SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read, understand, practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team  members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage  others to do so. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must have a degree from reputable institution in appropriate discipline including Procurement  Management, Logistics and Supply, Operations Management, or Engineering 
  • Registered with appropriate professional body 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES  

  • Planning skills including ability to work accurately and meet deadlines; 
  • Analytical skills: Ability to assess logistical problems and quickly develop realistic solutions;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including excellent written and verbal communication  skills in English;  
  • Negotiation skills; 
  • High degree of integrity and honesty; and 
  • Computer literate with effectively use of basic applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work experience of continuous practice of at least five years in procurement functions

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: CONTRACTUAL 

SALARY: Negotiable 

JOB LOCATION: Dar es salaam, Tanzania 

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application  instructions accordingly: 

Candidate needs to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of  experience, current and expected salary at: bimcf.tanzania@brac.net 

Please mention the name of the position and AD# ………………. in the subject bar. 

Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Application deadline: 9th April 2022 

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse,  neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System. 

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.