Procurement Officer

Posted 7 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Procurement, NGO
Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for a Procurement Officer to be based in Erbil, Iraq. The Procurement Officer will work with the Procurement Manager, grants team, and Operations Manager to manage and execute the full procurement cycle. The Procurement Officer is responsible for ensuring the projects procurement activities are in compliance with USG rules and regulations, Chemonics’ policy and procedures, and local legislation. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Preserve the integrity of the procurement process, including drafting project procurement documents including all solicitations, negotiation memos, consents to subcontract, and waivers. 
  • Maintain clear and concise procurement files that document project compliance with USG rules and regulation, Chemonics policies and procedures, as well as local, third country, or US government rules that affect the procurement process. 
  • Establish clear and transparent procurement procedures. 
  • Conduct market research as required. 
  • Work directly with local, regional, or international vendors and service providers to obtain quotations and/or to initiate procurements of commodities or services. 
  • Monitor contracts and purchase orders and conduct follow-up as necessary to ensure compliance with terms and conditions. 
  • Process vouchers and payment requests 
  • Organize and participate in internal evaluation committees. 
  • Ensure project staff or the project itself does not engage in any procurement-related conflict of interests and ensure the project’s procurement process is open and transparent. 
  • Works with project leadership to answer any questions or provide USAID with any requested information about the procurement process 
  • Assist the grants team to educate grantees on procurement issues, as needed. 
  • Participates and provides input into the development of the program strategic framework, objectives, and proposes concepts for yellow light Other duties as assigned 
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Minimum of at least two years of relevant experience, preferably working with USAID or other international-donor funded projects or NGOs in the field of subcontracts, grants, procurement, or related areas. 
  • Strong organizational, management, and administrative skills. 
  • Experience and/or good understanding of procurement procedures of international organizations. 
  • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to maintain a rapid and demanding pace of work are also required. 
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, and partner institutions, including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public 
  • Must be capable of lifting and moving items with a weight of 20 Kilograms. 
  • Working proficiency in basic office computer applications including MS Word and Excel. 
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; Written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required. 


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