Procurement Specialist-Consultant role at Six Rivers Africa | May 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Position: Procurement Specialist-Consultant role.
Reports to: Head, Operations.
Location: Dar es Salaam (Head Office).
Start date: Immediately.
Six Rivers Africa (SRA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect, restore, and preserve wilderness areas, and increase the wildlife population so that the flora and fauna can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Six Rivers Africa is looking for a Procurement Specialist to perform daily procurement tasks that will support our project operations.
We are looking for a detail oriented and resourceful Procurement Specialist to join our team. The person will play a crucial role in sourcing, negotiating and procuring goods and services essential for our organization’s operations. The ideal candidate needs to possess strong analytical skills, excellent negotiation abilities and keen understanding of supply chain management principles.
• Source and evaluate suppliers based on quality, cost, reliability and services
• Negotiate contracts terms and conditions with suppliers to secure advantageous pricing and terms.
• Analyze market trends and maintain awareness of industry changes that may impact procurement strategies.
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their procurement needs and provide guidance and support throughout the procurement process and support throughout the procurement process.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services while maintaining quality standards.
• Prepare annual Procurement Plan in collaboration with user Departments.
• Manage the procurement process from requisition to delivery, including order placement, tracking, and resolution of any issues that may arise.
• Developing a list of approved Suppliers.
• Monitor supplier performance and conduct regular supplier evaluations to ensure compliance with contractual agreements.

• Identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements within the procurement function.
• Develop a Procurement Manual and ensure its compliance.
• Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
• Prepare and maintain procurement documentation, including contracts, purchase orders, and supplier agreements.
• Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
• Proven experience of five years in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain management, preferably in NGO setting.
• Strong negotiation skills with the ability to drive cost savings and secure favorable terms and conditions.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Proficiency in procurement software and tools.
• Strong attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain
relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
• Knowledge of procurement best practices, industry trends, and regulatory requirements.
• Certification Procurement Professional (CPSP {T}), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply certification (MCIPS) or any international certification.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Interested candidates should send their application letters, CV, and any other supporting documents. (reference letters if available) to The deadline for applications is 15th May 2024.