Operations Officer job at Mercy Corps Tanzania

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Vacancy title:
Operations Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Mercy Corps Tanzania

Deadline of this Job:
31 December 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Operations officer will report directly to the Country Coordinator. Supporting operations, program, and Finance Department under the direction of the Director of Operations, Country Coordinator and Senior Finance and HR officer.

Essential Job Functions:
• Procurement
• Read and comply with Mercy Corps procurement management policies and procedures. Assist, when required with training staff on these policies;
• Assist staff when required with creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation.
• Collect quotations and bids from vendors for Purchase Requests as assigned by manager – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
• Interact with vendors during collection of quotations and ensure that vendors will use Mercy Corps forms properly;
• Ensure fair competition and strict adherence to Mercy Corps procurement rules regarding vendor relations
• Maintain up to date Mercy Corps Procurement data management system;
• Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to Mercy Corps standards, including Purchase Request, Request for Quotations, Quotations Analysis, Purchase order / Contracts, Good Received Note, Purchase Records and Payment Requests;
• Ensure procurement files are well maintained in orderly and up to date systematically in hard and electronic forms. These include regular review of on-going and master PR lists;
• Coordinate with Finance department to ensure that, payments to vendors and service providers are made on time and without any unnecessary strain on the Mercy Corps financial systems. In cooperation with finance staff, help to ensure compliance with established financial management rules and procedures for Tanzania-based procurement actions;
• Ensure all Mercy Corps procurement activities are legal and ethical;
• Arrange travel, accommodation and transportation needs of Tanzania staff.
• Asset Management
• Read and comply with Mercy Corps Field Asset Management Manual for asset management procedures.
• Ensure maintenance of proper inventory of all equipment and fittings belonging to Mercy Corps program in Tanzania.
• Monitor and implement asset tracking system including use of asset tags, movement of assets, disposal of assets and update asset registry both manually and electronically including proper registration of newly purchased assets.
• Coordinate with Administration and IT to ensure timely tracking of assets including those assigned to staff.
• Administration
• Ensure proper management and coordination of staff travel arrangements including transport and security
• Ensure good general office management and controlled usage of MC office supplies
• Ensure adherence to Mercy Corps administrative policies by MC staff. Provide guidance to MC staff, as needed.
• Manage and renew office and house/apartment rental agreements.
• Establish and maintain appropriate filing systems for office correspondence.
• Co-ordinate any other necessary travel and office management details including the maintenance of the premises.
• Preparing comprehensive, accurate and timely monthly reports.
• Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree preferably in Procurement, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, banking and finance;
• Minimum two years’ work experience preferably for a bank, MNO, financial institution, non-governmental organization or a reputable international or national organization;
• Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills, including report development, writing and editing;
• Competent in Word and Excel
• Excellent inter-personal skills, highly pro-active and self-disciplined;
• Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;
• Willingness to travel.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
To apply follow this email [email protected]  

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