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Médecins sans Frontières Belgium / Doctors Without Borders Belgium

Description


Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflicts, irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions. MSF observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claims full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.

Vacancy Notice 

MSF – Belgium is recruiting

Purchasing Officer 

Main Purpose:

Performing the day to day purchasing activities in a particular supply office (coordination or project level) according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the mission/ project

Accountabilities:

  • Performing on a day to day basis the purchasing activities of a supply office, analyzing market sources and competitive pricing conditions among different suppliers in order to ensure an ongoing supply of goods, following the procurement procedures and according to¬†MSF¬†standards and protocols. Including the following activities:
  • Constantly assessing the local market, seeking products and suppliers that offer the best value for money and negotiating prices in order to guarantee the best quality and pricing for¬†MSF¬†goods and commodities. Regularly updating the supplier-item-price data on the supply office and informing the Supply (Activity) Supervisor / Logistics Supervisor of all information or modifications to the data i.e. price, address, items available.
  • At the request of the line manager, obtaining different quotations from suppliers according to the¬†MSF¬†Purchasing policy and placing purchase orders to pre-selected suppliers with whom prices have been agreed.
  • Requesting invoices or receipts, without delay, for all purchases, checking they are correctly filled and translating information written in local language before approval.
  • Managing the administrative and accounting procedures related to purchases: completing purchase orders, checking delivery notes (against orders), managing advances issued by the Finance Department, etc. Updating information on purchase lists after purchases are made.
  • Assisting in reception control process with the storekeeper.
  • Performing delegated tasks according to his / her activity and as specified in his/her job description.

Qualifications


Requirements:

Education: Essential, secondary education; commerce-related studies desirable

Experience:¬†At least 2 years’ experience in supply chain-related jobs


How To Apply


Requirements:

Education: Essential, secondary education; commerce-related studies desirable

Experience:¬†At least 2 years’ experience in supply chain-related jobs


Deadline: 2/13/2023