Office and Procurement Associate Job – GiveDirectly

Job Title:    Office and Procurement Associate

Organisation: GiveDirectly

Reports to:  Finance Manager

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Office and Procurement Manager

About US:

GiveDirectly is driving a re-evaluation of the assumptions underlying international philanthropy with a provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in the emerging markets, and the large body of experimental evidence showing that direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than more traditional, top-down approaches. GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize state-of-the-art technology and business processes to deliver transfers securely, efficiently, and transparently. Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted debate in the popular press and among policy makers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Administration and Office Management

  • Oversee the smooth flow of routine administrative work and ensure adherence to the organization’s administrative procedures by staff.
  • Ensure proper functioning and maintenance of office equipment and other facilities.
  • Assist in conducting and arranging for training and office events
  • Receive and process requests for cash for field activities and review staff accountabilities.
  • Draft all office communications including memos, official letters, and orientation agendas.
  • Train staff on and enforce administrative policies.
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements and bookings for staff and partners.
  • Ensure timely provision of supplies to enable smooth operation at the office
  • Monitor and help process travel and Visa documents for expatriate staff
  • Verify staff, partner, and supplier payment requests and follow up on their payments with the Finance department.
  • Supervise cleaning of the office premises every day and ensure the smooth running of the Office
  • Maintain schedules of payments and due dates for tenancy for all running contracts with service providers.
  • Assist in formulating department budgets and cash projections for the month.
  • Filing documents in reference files in G-Drive in line with GiveDirectly’s filing rules
  • Assist in onboarding of newly hired staff and offboarding of staff whose contracts have ended
  • Handle petty cash, cash withdrawals, and monthly cash counts, keeping the cashbook according to GiveDirectlys accounting policy
  • Support in the monitoring of expenses in accordance with the office management budget
  • Assist in the internal/ external controls and audits

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Procurement and Contracts Management:

  • Assist with developing and implementing policies and systems for effective and smooth operation and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement
  • Coordinate Procurement Planning and Execution in liaison with respective Program budget holders.
  • Assist in Drafting and preparing contracts for vendors and supervising/monitoring vendor performance.
  • Assist in Coordination and complete Prequalification Process leading to prequalified supplier lists for the organization
  • Conduct market assessment, vendor mapping, Profiling, and maintaining a supplier database for commonly used items.
  • Provide guidance, advice, and training to staff on procurement and logistics processes
  • Analyze Procurement requirements and select the most appropriate method depending on the value of procurement.
  • Analyze, negotiate, and prepare contractual agreements and any addenda.
  • Prepare and submit for review and approval of procurement documents, vendor correspondences and minutes of all procurement committees.
  • Coordinate with the Finance department to ensure that all payments to vendors are made on time and without financial strain on the organization
  • Prepare for receipt of goods purchased for office or programmatic activities at all offices (considering the need for segregation of duties in the process.
  • Plan goods delivery to office and other project sites in accordance with the needs while minimizing costs.

Stores, Inventory, and Asset Management:

  • Ensure that procedures outlined in GiveDirectly’s Asset Management Manual will be implemented in all Offices
  • Oversee Assets Movement and regular updating of stores and assets inventory to ensure that they are properly tagged and allocated.
  • Oversee and ensure effective store delivery systems are in place, and ensure goods movement is properly documented, reconciled, and reported.
  • Prepare monthly stock count certificate and present it for approval
  • Ensure all lost, damaged, sold, stolen (or other) items are properly recorded with an approved Disposal of Assets form. Ensure any necessary, supplement documentation is complete
  • Conduct quarterly verification of all assets to ensure consistency with information in the database
  • Ensure Proper disposal of obsolete or broken equipment as per GiveDirectly regulations

Security Management.

  • Serve as security focal point for the field office, update and implement security policies appropriate for the local context
  • Ensure that outsourced guards are deployed at all offices
  • Train the outsourced security guards on GiveDirectly’s Security Standard Operating Procedures and ensure staff and visitors follow office entry procedures.
  • Submit regular security reports to Supervisor on occurring incidents and any security issues/concerns

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related & Equivalent field
  • Three years of experience in administrative and procurement management in the NGO sector with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel, and adaptability to unanticipated circumstances.
  • Good working knowledge of IT tools (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Word and Excel, G-suite )
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence and a demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally and cross-functionally
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to navigate challenging office management situations that involve complex interpersonal dynamics
  • Strong ownership mindset and ability to work in a self-directed manner
  • Comfortable operating in a culture of direct, candid feedback
  • Excellent English oral and written skills and a high level of service orientation.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.
  • Willingness to travel within Uganda.

How to Apply:

All applicants should apply online at the link below.

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