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Global Procurement & Logistics Specialist

Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Various VSO countries in Africa, Various Countries
Salary:Market Related
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:37 hours per week
Application Closing Date:29 Feb 2020
Interview date:TBC
Start date:1 May 2020

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

To provide specialist procurement expertise and guidance to the global organization and develop and implement best practice procurement processes. Leading the design and delivery of frequent Country Office visits to deliver trainings to meet organisational objectives and compliance requirements.

Skills, qualifications and experience


Formally recognized procurement qualification (MCIPS or equivalent experience).
Minimum of 5years procurement experience
Experience of developing and delivering procurement training
Good working knowledge of donors within the NGO sector
Deep technical knowledge of procurement processes, procedures (including tendering)
Experience of negotiating contracts and contract management and developing, implementing and monitoring SLAs and KPIs
Willingness to travel frequently (this role will involve at minimum 6 visits to VSO Country Offices both within Africa and Asia per year)

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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