Dec 06, 2018

Procurement Officer

  • World Vision Swaziland
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Location: [Africa] [Swaziland]
Town/City: Hhohho
Category: Supply Chain
Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time

Purpose of the position:

To manage procurement processes for the National Office, Technical Programs, APs and Grant projects in line with World Vision procurement policy, procedures and Donor Guidelines to realize child well-being outcomes. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Purchase requisitions:

Analyze purchase requisitions and verify existing contracts and frame agreements

Timely update purchase requisitions with the required buyer action and documentation in line with WV Procurement policies.

Utilize the consolidated procurement plan to inform strategic sourcing.

  • Sourcing:

Soliciting quotations

Consolidating bids and support documentation for presentation to the Procurement Committee

  • Preparation and dispatch of orders:

Assist internal users to dispatch approved Purchase Orders/contracts/framework agreements to suppliers for acceptance

Update Weekly Order reports and communicate delivery progress to users

Use processes that ensure that contractual terms and conditions are met during order request and processing for the purchase of materials and services

  • Data Management:

Update POTT tool with all the required information at every stage of the transaction per PR for procurement of goods and services and submit to SCM Manager

  • Vendor Performance Management:

Monitor supplier performance in consultation with users.

Under the guidance of the Supply Chain Manager, conduct periodic vendor visits/meetings to identify gaps and work on addressing them

  • Expediting:

Follow-up with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services as per Purchase order, contracts and agreements

Manage samples provided by the suppliers and liaise with the receiving entities that goods are delivered as per samples provided and approved

Liaise with receiving warehouses/offices about the receipt of goods and maintain proper tracking of all deliveries against purchase orders issued.

Consolidate weekly Order reports and update users about goods delivered in the National Office to ensure timely receiving of goods & services in the system.

  • Payments:

Request monthly supplier statements with outstanding invoices and timely dispatch them to the Finance Department.

Provide all relevant documents for payment processes.

  • Reporting:

Prepare and submit weekly/monthly procurement status reports in order to update the customers and other stakeholders accordingly.


Ensure that all procurement processes are properly documented and Procurement Files are kept as per World Vision Field Financial Manual and WV Procurement Policy requirements

Participate in all meetings of the Supply Chain Management Department

PROFILE: Core Capabilities:

Core Capability Proficiency level


(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies Indv Ldr Achieving Capabilities Achieving quality results and service 2 Example: Practicing accountability and integrity 2 Communicating information effectively 2 Thinking Capabilities Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly 2 Example: Understanding theHumanitarian industry 2 Understanding WV’s mission & operations 2 Practicing innovation & change 2 Self-managing Capabilities Demonstrating Christ-centred life and work 1 Example: Learning for growth and development 1 Maintaining work/life balance 2 Relational Capabilities Building collaborative relationships 1 Example: Practicing gender & cultural diversity 1 Influencing individuals & groups 1

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Diploma in Procurement, Supply and Logistics or related field
  • Preferred Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management/Procurement and or Logistics
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Certification
  • Technical Training qualifications required:
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Working knowledge of procurement services and practices
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with staff and suppliers
  • Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in Procurement/logistics and Supply Chain management.
  • Experience in any automated procurement system would be an added advantage

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field
  • Travel: 10% Domestic travel is required.
  • On call: 5%

Application Procedures & Deadline

All applications must be done electronically to World Vision careers website not later than 11 December 2018 at 1700 hrs. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Refer to the following link for full job details and posting your application:

NOTE: Applicants are advised that if they do not receive any correspondence from World Vision Swaziland by Friday 31 December 2018, they should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Tagged as: Administration, Technical

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