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Specialist – Procurement : Plan International

Specialist-Procurement at Plan International

Plan International Bangladesh has published a job circular for the position of Specialist-Procurement.

Company: Plan International

Location: Ukhiya/Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

We believe in the power and potential of every child. Globally we have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere we work to successfully deliver on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.

Plan has been working in Cox Bazar to respond to the Rohingya refugee influx since 24 September 2017 implementing the following key objectives: 1. Ensure girls and boys affected by the crisis are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through appropriate prevention and response interventions in line with minimum standards. 2. Reduce the transmission of disease from faces to mouth through the promotion of good hygiene practice and the reduction of health risks related to poor sanitation 3. Restore and increase access to safe quality and inclusive educational opportunities for refugee children and adolescents (girls and boys) affected by the Rohingya crisis.

We are dedicated and responsible to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls demonstrate our commitments to stand for what is right.

We value and embrace diversity of skills, backgrounds and perspectives. We recognize that our work is best achieved by reinforcing our capacity in partnership. We are seeking bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to join Admin team.

The Specialist – Procurement has a line report in the capacity of Procurement Officer. They will work closely with program, Admin and Finance team to support on going the Rohingya response, on set emergency as well as long term development programme in the geo locations.

The role:

  • The incumbent needs to support to the projects and managers to prepare project wise procurement plan to ensure smooth supply chain management;
  • The incumbent needs to perform procurement activities from Cox’s Bazar project office and will ensure extended support to Ukhiya and Teknaf field offices following the Operation Manual for smooth projects/programmes implementation;
  • The incumbent needs to procure materials and services in coordination with the program teams (i.e hiring consultants, engineers and audit farms, interpreters as per needs apart from the goods/materials procurement)
  • Assist program team to identify the right items to procure and orientation to staff on procurement policy and procedure;
  • Manage and update vendor database, procurement tracker, waver tracker, tender register, LTAs tracker etc.;
  • The incumbent needs to manage suppliers/vendors evaluation and performance review enabling quality and potential suppliers/vendors list;
  • The incumbent may engage sometimes under the guidance of Operations Manager to ay represent Plan Int. into the procurement and supply chain related issues to the relevant forums, sector or networks during emergency situation.

What we’re looking for:

Master’s Degree, preferably in Management or MBA with 4 years’ experience in similar role preferably in an INGO. Excellent knowledge and understanding on the INGO operating context in Bangladesh, relevant govt. policies related to Logistics and Procurement. Proven knowledge of computerized systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized logistics packages and spreadsheets. Good understanding of working with donor requirements (GAC, USAID, ECHO, EU, DFID etc.) on L&P issues. Good understanding and technical skills in supply chain with experience in developing supply chains across multiple sites for development and emergency Programme’s. Ability to influence senior managers in partners and peers over issues related to L&P with ability to articulate technical issue in simple ways to non-technical audiences.

Ability to develop close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them, ability to analyses data, qualitative indicators and reported issues to determine key risks, adverse trends and take appropriate corrective measures. Respect client’s needs and satisfactions, being solution focused; knowledge and understanding of customer satisfaction of services from the department, ability to review processes towards improvement. Demonstrates knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated understanding on development and emergency programs implementation. Excellent Bengali and English oral and written communication skills, including reporting writing. Ability and skills to managing staff at work and their training & development; strive high performance and driving performance forward in areas for which they are responsible. Ability to facilitate negotiations with different service providers, consultants and partner organizations in the event of arising conflict and solicit resolution through a win-win situation protecting Plan’s interests and image. Willingness to work for and on behalf of the organization at the time of disaster within Plan working area or outside.

About Plan International:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

Please Click on Role Profile of Specialist-Procurement for details of the job.

Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.

Salary Package for this role will be as per policy of Plan International Bangladesh. Along with other benefits i.e., hospitalization benefit for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, Festival Bonus, leave, group insurance and yearly medical check-up for employee.

Closing Date: 17th April 2022. 

Selected candidate will get initially one-year contract for this position and highly possibility for extension base on his/her performance. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short-listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy. Selected candidates must be willing to join within very short notice.

Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.

Job Source: Plan International Career

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