Procurement Officer
Christian Aid
United Kingdom
1d ago

About us

Christian Aid (CA) is an international NGO, partnering with others to provide humanitarian relief, long-term development and advocacy for poverty eradication.

Christian Aid believes in life before death, working for and with people of all faiths and none. Founded in 1945, we currently work in over 30 countries mostly in Africa, Asia / Latin America and the Middle East, providing support for poor communities while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.

At the heart of our vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future.

We do this by tackling both the causes and the symptoms of poverty so that everyone can feel loved, achieve equality, dignity, justice and freedom.

About the role

The role sits within the Contracts and Procurement Division in the Corporate Services Department. The team is responsible for oversight of suppliers, procurement and contracts internationally.

The role reports directly to the Contracts and Procurement Manager.

The post holder will be working predominantly with UK based departments / project teams (e.g. fundraising, marketing, IT etc) to provide advice, guidance, support and oversight to ensure Charity funds spent on commercial goods and services across the organisation achieve value for money and risks are well managed.

She / he will be expected to manage and / or support tender exercises, supplier relationships, and contract negotiations.

He / she will also ensure complete process documentation and help maintain an accurate supplier / contract database that will enable assessment of supplier performance, procurement team performance and organisational compliance with policies.

She / he will ensure transparent supplier engagements in line with Christian Aid’s procurement guidelines and ensure that value for money is achieved with every transaction.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to work with an established organization going through a period of change and digital transformation, working with multiple stakeholders across a range of projects.

About you

You are required to be educated to a degree level or hold a relevant business qualification, good commercial awareness; project management skills and at least 2-

3 years’ experience in procurement and contracts management. It is essential that you have a good knowledge and experience of running successful tender exercises including use of comprehensive evaluation techniques.

High level of computer literacy (Word and Excel) is essential. You are required to have good analytical and writing skills and ability to maintain accurate records.

Prior experience in a similar role in an NGO and experience supporting the implementation of PROACTIS or similar P2P / contract management system will be an added advantage.

It is essential you have strong stakeholder management skills to enable you to represent the contracts and procurement team and interact across all levels of the business.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work’ in the UK

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a competitive salary, pension scheme with employer contributions up to 10%, flexible working that will ensure you enjoy a good work / life balance and support for your professional development.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great international NGO to fight poverty (including other advocacy initiatives such as taxes, climate change etc.

and which is at a moment of exciting transformation, please apply now.

If you are interested or would like to know more about the role, please contact : Adeline Orife Contracts and Procurement Manager on : aorife christian- Tel : 020 75232192

Competency questions

As part of your application you are required to demonstrate in a cover letter your motivation and suitability by giving answers to the following questions :

1. Building Partnerships / Stakeholder management

Tell us about a time when you influenced other people who had different personal or organisational interests / agendas and persuaded them to work in a collaborative way to further your own organisation’s goals?

What was the context? What were your responsibilities? What actions did you take? Why? What were the results of your actions?

How did you know you furthered your organisation’s goals?

2. Steward resources

Please tell us about a time when you acted to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources. What was the context? What was expected of you?

What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?

3. Deliver results

Please give us an example of a tender process you’ve undertaken where you needed to analyse and critically evaluate complex information and select the right supplier to get the right result for the organisation.

What was the situation? What was your role in the process? What methodology did you use to analyse the information? How did you present the analysis?

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