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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Purchasing Officer


Posted By on Thursday, June 23, 2016

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve 106,000 farm families with 1,200 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 28,000 farm families with over 300 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 6 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First. We are growing rapidly, to help manage this growth.

Job Title:              Purchasing Officer

Industry:              Nonprofit/Agriculture
Employer:            One Acre Fund / Tubura

Job Location:        Kigali with travel around Rwanda
Duration:               Full time contract

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

We are growing quickly. In eight years, we have grown to serve 400,000 farm families with more than 2,000 full-time field staff across East Africa. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from The MasterCard Foundation and Gates Foundation.

Job Description

The procurement department is growing fast within One Acre Fund and there are opportunities for strong performing officers to grow. This role would require strong creative problem solving skills, flexibility, a get-stuff-done mentality, and a willingness to patiently communicate with internal clients and external suppliers to help solve problems. The position requires a person with a strong positive attitude and a desire to learn. 

Primary Duties of the Purchasing Officer
  •     Execute request for quotations, supplier selection, and purchases for the Rwanda team
  •     Maintain relationships with OAF suppliers and maintain supplier database in Kigali
  •     Identify and build new supplier relationships for new and existing products
  •     Identify opportunities for cost savings through buying in bulk and improved supplier sourcing methods
  •     Implement ways to improve efficiency and current procurement processes
  •     Manage and save proper documentation using google sheets and google drive
  •     Enter data into SAP for purchasing services as requested by your manager or the data coordinator
  •     Be flexible and willing to learn and execute new systems and processes as needed
  •     Assist in running open tendering process and potentially play a leading role
  •     Provide accurate reports of tasks accomplished
  •     Perform additional tasks as requested by the manager

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

Qualifications
  •     Undergraduate degree from a recognized academic institution
  •     1 year of consistent work experience required; more than 2 years preferred
  •     Educational background in procurement, supply-chain management, logistics, business management, CIPS or related study is preferred though not required
  •     Experience in a demanding professional environment such as a private business, start-up, or NGO preferred
  •     Demonstrated computer skills in google (email and spreadsheets) and Microsoft Office required; knowledge of SAP preferred
  •     Strong written and oral communicator
  •     Good attention to detail
  •     Leadership experience at work or outside of work
  •     Proven ability to set and meet targets
  •     Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda, French is a plus
  •     Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
  •     Tenacity and a go-getter mentality a must

How To Apply


Please click on this link: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/41264122616951 .You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

We are offering a world class professional and international environment that focuses on your career development and are looking forward to receiving your application

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.  If you are being approached by someone demanding money, please do not hesitate to report this to the Tubura Fraud Hotline: 0785443136 (Do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts. If you misuse his number and use it for general information about the position and not to report Fraud, we will not consider you for this position).

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.


Deadline:              6th July 2016

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