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Procurement Officer (M/F)


November 27, 2015
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 08 Dec 2015
MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES is a non-governmental humanitarian organization. We are working today in more than 60 countries where our volunteers offer their help to populations in distress, to victims of conflicts without any discrimination of religion, philosophy or politics.

In order to answer to its operational needs, MSF is actively looking for Procurement Officers.

Main responsibilities

Define the procurement strategy for local, regional and international purchases of goods, transport, subcontracted works and services for the Mission.

Be responsible for a transparent and efficient procurement, ensuring supplier performance following MSF supply policies to acquire the right quality of goods and services while saving costs.


Define, write and implement the mission procurement strategy, which is yearly updated.

Within the procurement strategy framework, analyse the local procurement portfolio and the mission's needs (budget/forecast) in order to define an annual procurement actions plan

According to the priorities set as part of the annual plan, and/or ad-hoc requests, manage the supplier selection process:

In accordance with MSF Quality Assurance policies, and liaising with the relevant technical referents, validate the quality of the sourcing.

Organising market consultations and tenders

Preparing and leading negotiations

Formalising agreements, and implementing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and/or contracts for all significant purchases (amount and/or criticality for MSF operations)

Manage supplier relationships to ensure expected quality of product and services is provided:

Implement KPIs to set expectations and monitor the suppliers performance

Evaluate overall performance in liaison with Supply Team leader/Supply officer for supply issues, and the med/log referents for technical issues

Solve dispute with suppliers, and/or define and follow up corrective action plans

Control and maintain the quality of data related to commercial agreements with suppliers (price lists, SLAs, contracts...)

Conduct market watch and benchmark analysis (including local, regional, and international sourcing options) in order to define action plans, and report market evolution/change that could influence the procurement strategy.

Through support, guidelines, and coaching, contribute to the development of procurement best practices on all the mission's projects with the objective to improve the level of expertise of the mission.

Implement and follow up procurement performance indicators, with regular reporting to the Supply Coordinator and the procurement stakeholders.

Define and perform adequate controls of the purchase process to ensure compliance between agreements defined and the purchase order flow.


Diploma in supply chain or business administration.

ExperienceMinimum two years in procurement, preferably with some experience of dealing with suppliers in developing countries

Language levelFluency in English & French is mandatory.

General Requirements

Flexibility and adaptability to other cultures and an environment with basic living conditions

Openness to others


Ability to work under stress

Team player

Humanitarian motivation


Fixed term contract, salary depending on the place of residence and the recognized work experience, transport costs, housing, per diem, vaccinations and medical insurance

How to apply:
If you are interested in this position, please apply online & choose the position of "Logistician"

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