International Rescue Committee Vacancy Announcement

International Rescue Committee would like to invite qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant post

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1.Supply Chain Assistant – Procurement

Position Overview:

The Supply Chain Assistant-Procurement is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of procurement functions for IRC’s office. The position holder will procure Program supplies, services, and equipment, whilst ensuring good practices and maintaining audit-compliant records. You will ensure that all purchases of goods and services are done transparently, at the best available price, and in compliance with IRC and donor procurement policy and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

The implementation and/or maintenance of standard IRC procurement policies and procedures and donor-specific policies.
Assist SCO-Procurement in the Tendering Processes of documentation and filling processes.
Implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
Maintain industry best practices for pharmaceutical product sourcing and contracting.
Involve in pharmaceutical purchasing, including medication procurement, inventory control processes, and contracting.
Effectively and continually maintain open lines of communication with staff, and customers to facilitate the flow of relevant information.
Collaborate with other pharmacy teams (country Pharmacists and pharmacist specialists) on pharmaceutical product conversions.
Assist with Pharmacy performance improvement and quality control programs.
Maintain knowledge of, and expertise in, leading-edge developments and innovative approaches to pharmacy supply chain management by participation in ongoing independent study, education-related professional activities, and affiliations.
Provide procurement services in Addis Ababa. Ensuring that all Supplies, services, and equipment required are delivered on time.
Maintain ethical, professional working relationships with suppliers.
Ensure procurement documents softcopy scanned and uploaded on Box drive and well filled per grant.
Ensuring timely payment of vendors and full, auditable support documentation is actioned.
Ensure frequent updating of BvA system and clear up any pending issues from the BvA system in a proper manner.
Support the SCO with procurement-specific issues or improvements.
Any other duties or tasks delegated by the supervisors.

Skill and Educational Background 

work experience in supply chain operations (Procurement) particularly pharmaceutical.

BA/BSC Degree in Supply Chain, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Financial Accounting or a related field
Preferred experience & skills:

1 year of work experience in supply chain operations (Procurement) particularly pharmaceutical
Experience working with NGOs preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
Strong analytic problem-solving skills
Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels
Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.
Language Skills:

Fluent in writing and speaking English and speaking local language is preferable.

    Application way

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the

below IRC on-line recruitment website:



Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied for
Date of application
Summary of your qualifications and experience
Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number, if possible, also email address
Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.

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