Wednesday, 18 January 2012

MSF Switzerland - Procurement Supervisor - Nairobi, Kenya

MSF-CH is seeking candidates for the post of Procurement Supervisor to support its humanitarian operations in Somalia

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. At present, MSFCH operates in four project locations in Somalia: Belet Weyne, Dinsor, Afgoi and Mogadishu.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Start date: Immediately

Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract

Scope of responsibilities:

The role of the Procurement Supervisor is to carry out all Project/Mission purchasing, manage inventories and oversee all related administration and develop and maintain relations with different suppliers in order to ensure a stable supply of all sorts of goods, while guaranteeing best value for money and the most competitive prices:
  • Ensure accurate purchase requests (local order sheets).
  • Ensure proper adherence to tender management and policies and in accordance with the legislation and MSF procedures.
  • Ensure accurate determination of the quantities to buy, taking into account internal demand, the order book, product availability forecasts (shortages/surpluses), delivery times, budgets and other relevant factors.
  • Deliver goods to the relevant projects within lead times and considering project movement logistics.
  • Ensure regular inventory checks, delivery timeframes, turnover of goods, price fluctuations (upward and downward), extent of shortages or surpluses of goods etc are carried out.
Recruitment criteria:
  • Degree on his professional skill in a recognised university
  • At least two year’s experience with MSF in Logistics and/or at least two year’s experience as a buyer in Logistics.
  • Good communication and training skills.
  • Able to train / coach staff.
  • Research or analytical capacity.
  • Excellent computer skills – Excel, Word, E-mail and Internet.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage.
Personal qualities:
  • Organized, methodical and accurate.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Negotiation and diplomatic skills with high-level authorities.

All applicants should send a detailed CV (2 referent persons), copy of diploma and letter of motivation to:-

Human Resource Manager via

Application deadline: 25th January 2012.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted



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