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Officer, Procurement at FSD Africa

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  • The role holder is responsible for implementing FSD Africa’s procurement strategy for the timely, cost-effective acquisition of goods and services that results in added value to FSD Africa and meet the standards of international best practice and FSD Africa regulations.


Planning & Program Support

Work with the procurement team and heads of the departments to collect, review and incorporate user needs in the procurement plan ensuring they are in line with FSD Africa’s work plan and budget resulting in the implementation of a proactive and responsive procurement plan:

  • Assist with collection of procurement needs for inclusion in the procurement plan; review earlier procurement plans and budgets of FSD Africa to ensure that repeat procurements are minimal as well as considering opportunities for enhancing cost-effectiveness through bulk purchases
  • Assist with consolidation of   identified procurement needs and develop a draft annual procurement plan that supports FSD Africa’s business plan.
  • Work continually to improve and enhance the level of customer service provided to staff and partners
  • Participate in evaluation of bids and provide professional guidance.

Vendor Identification & Evaluation

Participate in the process of identifying suitable and appropriate vendors that meet the needs and requirements of FSD Africa:

  • Collaborate with project leads to develop and apply objective criteria for supplier selection & pre- qualification (during generation of ToRs and EoIs) and issue tender documents to bidders.
  • Coordinate receipt of proposals and evaluation pack for the panel, consolidate proposal assessments and share outcome with panellists in accordance with procurement policy provisions and best practice.
  • Perform vendor creation and ensure proper maintenance of the vendor register.
  • Carry out market research on potential suppliers and vendors to ensure that the database of FSD Africa vendors includes new entrants in the market.
  • Manage the  pre-qualification  process  in  a  transparent  manner  to  attract  the  most appropriate suppliers for frequently procured items.
  • Conduct due diligence screening on selected pre-qualified vendors to mitigate risk.
  • Manage vendors professionally, ensure contract closures are done and provide feedback to improve their performance.

Procurement & Asset Disposal Management

Support the procurement and purchasing process in a proactive and transparent manner to achieve best value for money and enable FSD Africa to meet its objectives:

  • Review received  procurement  authorisation  requests  for  completeness,  accuracy  and relevance in line with FSD Africa’s procurement plan.
  • Develop a relevant and appropriate RFP/RFQ in line with scope of work/ TORs for the sourcing of suppliers of goods/services; facilitate the evaluation process according to and in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Recommend relevant and  appropriate  methodology of  sourcing  in line  with  approval thresholds to identify the most suitable supplier/ vendor.
  • Work with the relevant departments to prepare assets for disposal and assist with convening of asset disposal committee meetings.
  • Assist in educating suppliers so that they comply with FSD Africa’s procedures and provide proper documentation to ensure timely payments are made.

 Accountability & Compliance

Ensure that FSD Africa’s Procurement Policy and procedures are adhered to and are in accordance with best practice:

  • Assist maintain the tracker for contracts, ensuring details are up to date.
  • Strengthen institutional capacity through development of procurement tracking tool and weekly procurement dashboards for status reporting of procurements.
  • Support audits, ensuring that any corrective actions relating to procurement are closed out in a timely manner

Contracts & System Development

In collaboration with procurement team, ensure service contracts are clearly defined and legally binding to maintain a high level of service delivery:

  • In liaison with project managers, engage vendors in contract negotiations to ensure that FSD Africa gets best value for money and that terms and conditions are clear and acceptable to both parties before contracting.
  • Ensure that all KPIs are captured and updated in the ERP.
  • Develop service contracts in line with agreed recommendations as defined and agreed at the end of the evaluation and selection process.
  • Contact  and  inform  vendors  of  contract  awards  and  project  plans  (start  end  date, milestones, deliverables, contract KPI’s, focal point person) 
  • Monitor validity  of  issued  contracts  ensuring  that  the  relevant  notifications  are communicated to the contract focal point person raising awareness for completion.
  •  Carry out any other duties or special assignments as assigned by the Management.


Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration or any other related field
  • Full or Partial qualification in CIPS

Essential Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • 2 years of procurement management experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English


  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience of working with the donor community
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems
  • Languages: English, Swahili and/or other African languages


  • Competencies describe the key behaviours that drive success in all of FSD Africa’s roles, regardless of technical specialism. They have been derived from systematic research correlating performance with personal attributes. The table below indicates the level of each competency required for this role:


  • Level 1: Basic
  • Level 2: Foundation
  • Level 3: Specialist
  • Level 4: Senior Specialist
  • Level 5: Leading Expert
  • Level 6: Executive


Commitment & Alignment – Level 1: Basic

  • Demonstrates commitment to serving our partners and alignment with the values and vision of FSD Africa

Change & Challenge – Level 1: Basic

  • Has a strong sense of ownership that leads to learning, self-starting, taking initiative, driving change and leading development


Situational Awareness & Thinking – Level 1: Basic

  • Thinks clearly and intentionally, analysing information objectively, understanding issues, solving problems, and making decisions

Drive for results – Level 1: Basic

  • Is keenly motivated to achieve goals & act with accountability to deliver quality results


Relationships & Collaboration – Level 1: Basic

  • Discerns and appreciates the values, viewpoints, or abilities of others; effectively reconciles different interests and displays emotional intelligence

Communication & Influencing – Level 1: Basic

  • Deliberately adjusts behaviour to accommodate others; communicates clearly, confidently, and appropriately to influence others

Interested and qualified? Go to FSD Africa on to apply

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