Procurement Officer Jobs at Agri-Impact Limited: How to Apply

Russell Nketiah Tannor


Procurement Officer Jobs at Agri-Impact Limited: How to Apply

Are you interested in working as a Procurement Officer for a leading agribusiness development firm in Ghana? Do you have the qualifications and experience to manage procurement activities for a multi-partner project that aims to create 320,000 jobs for youth and women in agriculture? If yes, then you might want to apply for the Procurement Officer job vacancies at Agri-Impact Limited (AIL).

Procurement Officer

Job background

AGRI-IMPACT Limited (AIL) is one of the leading international agribusiness development firms with a rich experience in agricultural and agro-industrial consultancy services, Agri-project design and implementation, Agri-SME development, value chains, Agri-finance facilitation, Youth Entrepreneurship and Agri-technology commercialization. Established in 2003, AIL offers unparalleled agribusiness solutions to agricultural challenges in Sub Sahara Africa providing distinctive agri‐business services and cutting-edge solutions to its clients to enhance productivity, increase profitability and improve their competitive edge in the agro-industry. It has worked with national and multinational companies across Africa, implemented multi-stakeholder projects and consultancies funded by national and international institutions in over 30 countries impacting on over 300,000 smallholder farmers and value chain actors.

Agri-Impact Limited is leading a multi-partner consortium to implement a 4-year agriculture /agribusiness initiative christened Harnessing Agricultural Productivity and Prosperity for Youth (HAPPY). The inclusive multi-disciplinary interventions to be rolled out is expected to drive shared prosperity in Ghana by creating, sustaining, or improving 320,000 dignified and fulfilling work opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth (70% women) and differently abled persons in selected communities across 10 regions. The project targets to increase production and productivity of rice, soyabean and tomatoes by 250,000MT and poultry by 13,000MT in four years generating over $300 million annually after 2028.

HAPPY is ambitious and transformational in its focus on attracting and capacitating the unemployed and disadvantaged youth into agriculture not only to help speed up the rate of growth in the targeted value chains, but also contribute meaningfully to the problem of youth unemployment and poverty relief for their households and communities. HAPPY will focus on improvement in primary and secondary value addition, enterprise and business development services, SME support, sustained market access, job facilitation and placement. The project will leverage technology and climate smart adaptation strategies and ensure inclusive utilisation.

Job summary

The Procurement Officer will manage and oversee procurement activities on inclusive multi-partner consortium implementation of a 4-year "Harnessing Agricultural Productivity and Prosperity (HAPPY)" project that aims to increase agricultural productivity, value addition and create 320,000 jobs for youth and women along 4 agricultural value chain.

He or she will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing for goods and services needed by the organisation to facilitate the project delivery, ensuring cost-effectiveness, quality, and timely delivery, ensuring compliance to procurement processes, regulations and policies and issuing request for proposals, quotations and invitations to tender. The Procurement Officer will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships with suppliers and ensuring the organization's procurement processes comply with relevant regulations and policies.


Roles and responsibilities

  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, conducting market research and analysis to ensure the selection of reliable and cost-effective vendors.
  •  Review and analyse supplier proposals, negotiating terms and conditions, prices, and delivery schedules to obtain the best value for the organization.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their procurement requirements and provide guidance on procurement procedures and policies.
  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance, ensuring adherence to contractual obligations, quality standards, and delivery schedules.
  • Maintain accurate procurement records, including purchase orders, contracts, and supplier information.
  • Conduct periodic supplier performance reviews and implement improvement plans as necessary.
  • Stay updated with market trends, new products, and technologies relevant to the organization's procurement needs.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies governing procurement activities.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of procurement-related systems and tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Prepare and present reports on procurement activities, including cost savings, supplier performance, and compliance.
  • Manage the procurement process, including preparing and issuing requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for quotations (RFQs), and invitations to tender (ITTs).

Required skills or experience

  • BSc. or HND Supply Chain Management or Business Administration; Professional Certification in Procurement or Supply Chain Management (CIPS, CPSM, CSCP, CSCM, SCPro) will be a plus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience with sound knowledge of procurement principles, processes and best practices.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy in procurement documentation.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards governing procurement activities in agri-projects.
  • Familiarity with relevant procurement software and tools.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

How to apply

Candidates should submit application and CV to [email protected] and copy [email protected]. Use the job position as “subject” of email.

Use your full name as the filename of your CV (e.g., Name-CV) and same for the application letter (e.g., Name-Letter).

Job type: Full Time Contract
Application Deadline: Fri, 29 Sep 2023


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