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2 Aug 2019

Purchasing Officer at Médecins Sans Frontières

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Location: Dar es salaam 

Job Description

Required Criteria 

Minimum Educational Qualification: Desirable Diploma or Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Logistics/Procurement or relevant  university degree.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years technical experience

Experience of working in MSF or any other international NGO in humanitarian projects is a strong asset.

Languages: English and Swahili (speak, read and write), French will be an asset


Commitment to MSF Principles

Behavioural Flexibility

Results oriented

Service Orientation

Teamwork and Cooperation

Stress Management


Basic knowledge on ERP system and Microsoft office.


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

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How to Apply

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV and copy of relevant professional certificates not later than Thursday 15th August 2019 at 4.00 pm.

Please quote the job title on the email subject “PURCHASING OFFICER” and send to email address [email protected] or The applications can also be submitted at MSF offices situated at Hamza Aziz Street, Kahama Court, Masaki, Dar es Salaam OR in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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