Procurement Officer (Female Only)

February 25, 2024
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Job Description

About Us: is thrilled to present a unique opportunity to join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since 1933, IRC has been responding to global humanitarian crises, providing life-changing assistance to refugees. Operating in over 40 countries, IRC is committed to restoring safety, dignity, and hope to millions. In Afghanistan since 1988, IRC operates in 10 provinces, focusing on child protection, education, economic well-being, health, and power, employing over 1000 staff.

Job Overview:

As a Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, you will play a crucial role in planning and supporting program implementation. Working closely with the Sr. Supply Chain Officer and internal/external partners, you will collect and analyze market data, implement procurement plans, and ensure compliance with IRC procurement SOPs and donors’ standards. Join us in making a difference from harm to home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect, organize, and analyze market information and data for effective procurement planning.
  • Implement procurement plans following IRC procurement SOPs.
  • Monitor supply market, conduct market surveys & analysis for value for money.
  • Process approved purchase requisitions, initiate and process RFQs and RFPs.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers, ensuring transparency and documentation.
  • Collaborate with finance and program departments for smooth and timely procurement.
  • Lead the contracting process, maintaining supplier relationships and performance.
  • Identify and analyze compliance risk in procurement processes, implementing corrective action plans.
  • Support timely and accurate reporting by preparing monthly reports and updating procurement plans.
  • Lead and document training for procurement staff and counterparts.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, financial accounting, or a logistics-related field.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in supply chain operations (Procurement).
  • Experience working with NGOs is preferred.
  • Knowledge of generic procurement procedures and practices.
  • Proven success as a procurement leader within supply chain.
  • Good negotiation skills and effective interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in procurement plans, strategies, market analysis, and contracting.
  • Strong collaborator able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure.
  • Good mathematical skills.
Submission Guideline:

For IRC-Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

Employees encouraged to remain in a position for at least one year before applying for another within the organization.

Inform your supervisor in advance if applying for a new position.

Note: Applicants recently applied and interviewed for the role will not be considered again.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply through the provided link. Applications not submitted through the online system will be disqualified.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and subsequent interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

Submission Email:

Refer to Submission guideline.