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Procurement Officer Vacancy at FHI 360, 5th February, 2019


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: 
Procurement Officer
Ref: 2019200214
Job Type: Full Time
Supervisor: Senior Procurement Officer

Basic Functions

  • With the Senior Procurement Officer, plan and implement systems and policies that guide all operations related to procuring supplies and services (in accordance with FHI360 policy, USAID policy and other donor policies) in support of all FHI360 offices and projects at CO and field offices, both domestic and international sourcing.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc. in relevant field with 3 – 5 years of relevant procurement experience OR M.Sc. in relevant field with 1 – 3 years relevant procurement experience.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with donor-funded procurement rules and regulations (experience with USAID procurement a plus)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
  • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.
  • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance
  • Ability to research and evaluate technical proposal and make appropriate recommendation.
  • Ability to comprehend and make inferences from technical materials and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in pricing, contracts negotiations, policies and procedures.
  • Technical understanding of office and other mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Good analytical, numerical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
  • Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare specifications, compare bids received and present recommendations on purchases to management
  • Prepare specifications required for various supplies and make them available to suppliers
  • Adhere to all FHI required procurement budgets, FHI and donor purchasing guidelines, policies and controls on procurement
  • Solicit and negotiate competitive pricing from vendors and make recommendations for issuance of purchase orders
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process
  • Maintain procurement files and other documentations
  • Participate in the negotiation of contract terms on a range of procurements and monitor delivery of exact specifications
  • Implement procurement policy and systems for FHI procurement at CO and field office level
  • Undertake tendering, evaluation, placement and monitoring of a portfolio of Country Office and Field Offices procurement
  • Support the planning and coordination of central procurement activities of FHI with CO and Zones, including storage and delivery
  • Assist in the training of staff at the zonal level in procurement rules and processes and record keeping
  • Monitor procurement processes and compliance with FHI procedures at CO and field level
  • Coordinate formal bids and request for proposal (RFPs)
  • Review and assist in the development of specifications, terms and schedules
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.
  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


 This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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