Who we are GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education. We began humanitarian and developmental work in Zimbabwe from 2002. Currently our focus is on, Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH activities. Career Opportunities with GOAL GOAL is an equal opportunities employer to all individuals seeking possible employment with the organisation. We are looking for suitably qualified, highly competent and motivated individuals to be part of the GOAL Zimbabwe team on a fixed term duration. Interested employment seekers are invited to apply for the following positions in a project to be confirmed upon availability of funding. General Description of the Role The Procurement Manager will be accountable for the procurement and delivery of GOAL Zimbabwe’s orders requested for national and international purchase, by the various project offices. Specifically, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for ensuring timely, cost effective procurement and delivery of goods and services, which are compliant with GOAL and donor procurement policies and guidelines. He / She will also be responsible for preparing forecast budgets and present to ACD-S for review on a monthly basis. Summary of Key Duties Ensure a robust procurement system – fit for the future and harnessing the extraordinary engagement, diversity, talent and commitment of our people; Supporting a team environment of continuous learning, growth and development and be held accountable for their commitments; Manage all national and international procurement in line with programme requirements, GOAL procurement policies, processes and quality standards; Verify all Purchase Requests (PRs) for clear descriptions, specifications, budget codes and lead time before starting to process them; Ensure that requestors are kept up to date of order status, and that goods are of the right specifications and lead times are met; Ensure all orders are processed in a timely manner, tracked on overviews and that all relevant documentation is filed appropriately and records are up to date; Ensure “overall best value for money” is achieved through a competitive and transparent procurement process considering quality, availability, time frame, transport and storage costs; Advise on best sources of supply and freight options; Ensure all appropriate due diligence checks and risk assessments are carried out in line with organisational policy; Produce detailed management information reports on a monthly and quarterly basis, including data analysis and recommendations on improving the efficiency of procurement services; Role modelling and supporting to promotes accountability and high performance and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for beneficiaries and excellent customer service for all projects across GOAL Zimbabwe; Supporting the creation of learning and development programmes for building capacity of logistics staff involved in procurement globally.
The ideal person should possess the following 5 years’ experience in International procurement and contract management, including an ability to review procurement demands and trends, and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps; Field level experience in Procurement for INGOs in international development and emergency programmes; Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of logistics and procurement; Degree or Certification in Supply Chain/Logistics Management, Business Management or a related field preferred; Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching; Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in; Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time; Highly organized with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail; A high level of computer literacy (Word, Excel and other computer package are an added advantage); Experience working with at least two of the following donors; BPRM, UNICEF, DFID, UNOCHA, UNHCR, ECHO, and EU with knowledge of donor guidelines; Ability to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management and then effect change; Must be able to function effectively in complex work environment, set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.
To apply Interested individuals who meet the above specifications should apply via email to email@example.com clearly indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email. The application must include an application letter; and a Current CV with full contact details of at least three contactable referees. Please note that applications received outside the stated channels will be disqualified.