Procurement Associate at One Acre Fund

On Monday, August 4th, 2014
Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
 
Function: Finance & Logistics
 
Employer: One Acre Fund
 
Job Title: Procurement Associate
Job Location: Bungoma, Kenya
 
Commitment: 1 year Contract Position

Organization Description: One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 
We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking an individual to take position in the organization as Procurement Associate.  One Acre Fund is looking for young, hardworking, and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

Contract details: Renewable contract subject to performance

Candidate Profile

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):

  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • Minimum 1 year work experience in the procurement field or a similar field
  • Strong work ethic and ability to handle a demanding, high pressure environment
  • Ability to think strategically to solve challenging problems and requests
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong mathematics skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with International and Kenyan Procurement standards and best practices
  • Willing to work and reside in Bungoma, Western with some possible travel to Nyanza
Procurement Associate Roles and Responsibilities
  • Receive and process purchase requests from various districts and departments in OAF Kenya
  • Solicit market prices and bids from vendors for approval before order placement
  • Place purchase orders and follow up with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and services
  • Quality check item quality and quantity upon initial receipt of goods
  • Strategically source goods and services from suppliers from all over Kenya
  • Update and improve vendor database
  • Prepare and submit documentation for payment approval and for filing
  • Take lead on special procurement project such as fleet management and warehouse scouting
  • Provide administrative support to Procurement Managers
  • Manage high level of data integrity in Procurement databases
  • Accurately use procurement tools for soliciting quotations, selecting suppliers, and processing orders
  • Possibly offer logistical support during One Acre Fund input delivery periods
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. 
We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
 
Location: The Procurement Assistant will work in our Bungoma office.
Preferred Start Date: Mid September
Compensation: Competitive Salary
Benefits: Performance based bonuses, airtime and small transportation allowances
Career development: Career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Subject line: Procurement Associate + the place you heard of the position) plus your salary expectation

Application End Date: August 20th 2014
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  1. I am very greatful for this opportunity and being a recent graduate,I am contended with the requirements and have applied

  2. Its an honor to have this opportunity to work in your organization. i have appilied and meet your expectations.

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