Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is seeking a qualified professionals to fill the following long-term positions for the five-year USAID-funded Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency Program (DOBRE):

The Procurement/Grants Officers in Dnipro and Ternopil

Under the supervision of the Finance and Administrative Manager, the Procurement/Grants Officers in Dnipro and Ternopil will assist in administrative and operations-related procurement, assist in procurement tracking and management systems and ensure that procurement functions are efficient, compliant with internal policies and donor regulations, and well-coordinated and integrated with other teams within their respective regional offices as well as with the procurement .

 SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specifically, the Procurement/Grants Officers will:

  • Be responsible for administrative purchases: organization events, booking tickets, lodging, transport services, translation services/interpreters.
  • Assist and negotiate supplier terms and conditions for the supply of goods & services, ensuring the optimal combination of cost, quality and delivery/lead time for the organization;
  • Prepare and review supplier evaluations/bids analysis, requests for awards, purchase orders, contracts for services and other procurement documents, ensuring strict adherence to applicable procedures, accuracy and completeness of procurement supporting documents;
  • Collect and review invoices, act of acceptances and other relevant documents from the suppliers, prepare Payment Request forms to ensure payments compliant with internal policies and donor regulations;
  • Carry out market research of prices, vendors, prepare RFP, RFQ and other requests to suppliers, prepare comparison sheets/bid summaries for evaluation of vendors’ quotations and proposals;
  • Assist in facilitating procurement audits and internal compliance reviews;
  • Work with relevant team members to ensure adequate documentation is secured in support of various project events such as field trainings and workshops, work planning workshops and other meetings involving staff and other stakeholders;
  • Fill out and record Procurement Tracking sheet, Vendors List, Contract sheet in an adequate and timely manner;
  • Assist Kyiv-based Grants Manager in his/her duties, if requested;
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed, as per their supervisor’s request.

 EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in contract management and procurement, or similar field. A Master’s degree and/or professional qualification in procurement, operations, or logistics management is preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience managing logistics and procurement;
  • Familiarity with commodity management tracking systems;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Advanced knowledge of non-profit procurement practices. Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as necessary to work effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform and complete a variety of complex and detail-oriented duties in a deadline driven, fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to effectively use databases spreadsheet, word processing, and position-specific software.
  • Willing and able to travel to field offices as needed.

 WORKING CONDITIONS 

Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time.

Must be able and willing to frequently travel domestically to regional offices and program sites.

Candidates are asked to submit CVs as well as salary history and the names and email addresses of three references, preferably direct supervisors, to UKraineHR@globalcommunities.org by May 10, 2017 indicating the position title in the subject line.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone inquiries will be accepted.

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