Procurement Technical Officer Iraq Erbil – National Position (Internal Candidates Only)

Job Overview


Generic responsibilities

  1. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines, SOP’s, and donor requirements
  2. Implement delegated Procurement functions portfolio according to Plan of Action
  3. Conduct and follow up daily operational Procurement activities
  4. Support the administration of resources so that deliverables are achieved within set budgets, timelines, and standards
  5. Prepare and develop Procurement reports as required by Country/Regional Office
  6. Support in development of SOPs as requested
  7. Ensure proper filing of all support documents in line with NRC SSD policy
  8. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the Procurement function
  9. Perform other duties, as assigned by Line Manager
  10. Promote the rights of internally displaced/returnees In line with the advocacy strategy
  11. Actively promote PSEA (Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.

Specific responsibilities

  • Day to day follow up and tracking of progress in CO Procurements
  • Ensure capacity building of Procurement staff country wide and transfer of key skills.
  • Ensure electronic records are maintained in a systematic manner in line with NRC’s standard procurement procedures, providing a clear auditable trail
  • Source appropriate suppliers in the local and/or international market for the procurement of goods and/or services based on specifications provided by the requesters.
  • Conduct regular market surveys and supplier pre-qualification for commonly procured goods and services, maintaining an up-to-date supplier database with key supplier information
  • Establish and maintain good and professional working relationships with suppliers, service providers and contractors whilst strictly adhering to NRC’s anti-corruption guidelines, Conflict of Interest Policy, and NRC’s code of conduct
  • Contribute and provide information to assist in the development of procurement related systems, procedures, and templates for all of NRC Iraq operations, Country Office and Area Office
  • Advise and support NRC Iraq staff in all procurement processes, in coordination with the Procurement Coordinator (which includes providing training to key programme staff in the procurement policies and procedures).
  • Manage the procurement processes for goods and services based on the value and threshold
  • Identify and lead on the development of national and local framework agreements for commonly procured goods and services.
  • Management of contracts and framework agreements through conducting supplier performance evaluation and monitoring and recording of expenditures against framework agreements
  • With the support of the Procurement Coordinator, guide NRC Iraq Programme and Support staff in planning their project procurement needs and developing Project Procurement Plans to be regularly reviewed together



Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Logistics/Procurement Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English both oral and written

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish, both written and verbal an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years in a similar position with relevant tasks and responsibilities
  • Familiarity with the local Iraq market
  • Ability to independently analyse data
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines
  • Service orientated

Contract Duration: 12 Months
Duty Station: Erbil – Iraq
Health Insurance is provided
Salary: G6/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.



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