Ethiopia Procurement Specialist - Bahir Dar

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Operations
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1.6 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. On average, the farmers we serve earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

In Ethiopia, we engage farmers in agroforestry and community-based seed multiplication to increase farmers' incomes and improve farming systems. By engaging with local actors at every step but bringing ideas from outside, we are making rural farming more market-friendly and environmentally sustainable. Our Ethiopian partner farmers have planted over 33 million trees, produced over 2000 MT of improved teff seed, and improved hundreds of thousands of neighbors' futures. To learn more about our work, look at our Ethiopia program blog.

About the Role

You'll manage the Ethiopia Procurement operations and team, overseeing the purchase of operational goods and services on behalf of One Acre Fund smallholder farmers. The team fulfills all the procurement needs necessary for the proper functioning of One Acre Fund’s program. You will report to the Systems Lead in the Systems Department.

Responsibilities

  • Management
    • Manage a team of 1-2 people while providing support to the daily operations of the team and their professional development.
    • Set clear and well-documented expectations for all team members and hold staff accountable to these rigorous expectations.
  • Excellence in Execution
    • Deliver requested items on time with the correct specifications below market prices
    • For seed procurements, ensure that all seed meets our quality and purity requirements i.e. coordinate quality assurance activities and implement best practices
    • Maintain accurate procurement data in all systems
    • Maintain transparency and compliance of the procurement process
    • Operate with absolute integrity at all time while dealing with vendors and payments
    • Follow a detailed procurement and documentation process with few mistakes
  • Process Improvement
    • Review existing processes including policies and systems to implement improvements that save time and money
    • Implement standard practices to improve efficiency and service while support strategic sourcing initiatives

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Project management skills
  • 2+ years experience in Procurement related work
  • A creative mind where you constantly look for alternative solutions to problems when you hit an obstacle
  • Customer service oriented - able to regulate emotions during stressful times and communicate in a helpful fashion
  • 1+ years of experience in leadership and team management.
  • Experience using Google Suites and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Language: English and Amharic required

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility

This role is open to Ethiopian citizens, permanent residents, and origin cardholders.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.