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Buyer / Cash & Voucher analyst specialist

Requisition ID:  18065
Region:  Global Deployment Option
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

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Are you an energetic Buyer and expert Cash and voucher professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have excellent negotiating skills and have an eye for detail? If your answers are yes, we are looking for you!

 

What we do


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

 

Purpose


You will own the implementing of the procurement strategy in a specific country in accordance with ICRC rules and regulations as well as lead all aspects of the entire purchasing process pertinent to cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in an ICRC delegation.

 

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

For General Procurement

  • Process specific purchase orders and establish contracts with suppliers, ensuring all related information is available in the local database or filing system.
  • Negotiate purchase conditions and purchase all specific goods and services as specified in the requests.
  • Implement and follow-up ICRC purchase strategy for each family of product with the Geneva responsible purchaser.
  • Work closely with the Head of Procurement and Logistics Country Manager in anticipating and delivering procurement needs of the delegation.
  • Visiting and prospecting suppliers, selecting and evaluating them while maintaining and filing their databases.


For CVA Activities

  • Strengthen the capacity of Log. Department to support CVA activities.
  • Own the daily process of CVA related requests from SR to OD, to final reconciliation and archiving.
  • Lead CVA tender process and participate to response option analysis and Financial market assessment.
  • Engage with Program and FAD for the contextualization of ICRC GVA SOPs.
  • Facilitate the circulation of Log. CVA tools and templates within the Logistics Department.
  • Liaise with Regional Logistics Cash and Market Specialist to harmonize CVA Log procedures and build on the experience with field-based inputs, lessons learnt etc.

Scope & Impact


To actively participate in building an integrated, well-rounded, organization-wide approach to General Procurement and CVA.

 

Relationships

You will report to the Head of Procurement.


Internally, at delegation level you interact with the Logistics Division, relevant Program staff members and Finance and Administration colleagues. At regional /HQ level, you interact with Lead Buyers and Logistics Cash and Market Specialists. 


Externally, he/she interacts with suppliers/vendors and financial service providers. Additionally, you also interact with other humanitarian agencies and stakeholders in the logistics section (CVA Working Group, Logistics Cluster etc.).

Certifications / Education required

 

  • Qualification in related field and purchasing knowledge, negotiation and competitive bidding skills, management of product portfolio.
  • Very good command of English and French.
  • Computer proficiency, especially MS-Excel.

 

Professional Experience required

 

  • Minimum of 3 years of operational and strategic purchasing experience in commerce, industry and/or humanitarian field.
  • A relevant experience in Cash and Voucher programming (preferably in support unit).
  • Good understanding of the supply chain processes.
  • Open-minded and adaptable, empathic and diplomatic.
  • Ability to take relevant decisions within a given framework.
  • Good management, administrative and communication skills.
  • Professionalism, integrity, interpersonal skills, goal focus.
  • Proven working experience in general logistics.

Desired profile and skills

 

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment.
  • Knowledge of another ICRC working language used in the field (Spanish, Arabic or Russian) is a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of ICRC procurement procedures as well as previous experience in the movement is considered a great asset.

 

Our operational & field constraints

 

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals.
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles).
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months.

What we offer

 

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment.
  • Attractive social benefits.
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere to experience different contexts, fields and challenges.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from all qualified people.