SWEDO - The Swedish Development Aid Organization

Senior Procurement & Logistics Officer

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Job Overview


POSITION: Senior Procurement & Logistics Officer (Full Time)
REPORTING TO: Senior Team Leader & HoM
CONTRACT DURATION: 7 months with the possibility of an extension
TYPE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Internal & External
ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 25 October 2022



SWEDO is a Swedish non-profit, non-political, non-religious development aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Having continuously operated in the Kurdistan Region ever since, SWEDO’s main priorities of work are construction and infrastructure activities, refugee and IDP initiatives, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and capacity building.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Responsible for procurement of goods and services according to the organization’s procurement SOPs and according to donor’s mandated guidelines.
  • Ensure that the procurement and logistics documentation is complete and updated accordingly.
  • Ensure compliance with donor conditions and audit requirements.
  • Advice the line manager on all issues related to procurement and logistics, and ensure transparency and accountability in all activities in every stage of procurement.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports. Report any suspicion of wrong-doings to the line manager.
  • Follow and implement guidelines set by donors as per project specifications, and prepare to open bidding on multiple projects as needed to move projects forward.
  • Evaluate biddings based on guidelines set by SWEDO SOPs and donor conditions and send analysis to management and donor, if required, for consideration.
  • Manage the transportation unit, ensure compliance with organization’s processes and donor conditions on this matter, ensure that the vehicle fleet is in the best working condition, scrutinize vehicle log sheets, monitor fuel usage by each vehicle, and maintain records on vehicle maintenance.
  • Communicate with contractors on the bidding and tendering process.
  • Carry out any other relevant duty as requested by the line manager.


Contracting Responsibilities:

  • Follows up on orders to ensure that materials are shipped and delivered on promised dates.
  • Maintains records and follows up documentations filing of purchases, shipments, and related matters as per the guidelines.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
  • Must inspect products received for quality and quantity to ensure adherence to specifications.
  • Informs other staff and vendors regarding procedural requirements (e.g. ordering and purchasing procedures, available funds, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating the purchasing process with established practices.
  • Coordinate with local authorities to ensure timely obtain access letter to import materials to NES.


Archiving and Filling:

  • Maintains purchasing documents, files and records (e.g. Requests for Proposal, vendor files, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Performs general and program specific clerical functions (e.g. answering the telephones, distributing purchase orders, scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting departmental activities.


Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in administration, procurement or engineering;
    • At least three years’ experience in the same position or in the procurement field;
    • Have experience in developing ITBs, RFQs, and bid announcements.
    • Must have experience working with NGOs or humanitarian organizations;
    • Must have an understanding of humanitarian principles & values;
    • Good knowledge of Kurdish, Arabic, and English languages;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook;
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
    • Strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal;
    • Able to work in a team and as individual;
    • Good management, administrative and communication skills;
    • Team spirit, good communication skills, meet deadlines, and time management;
    • Strong attention to details and ability to multi-tas

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