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Job Description:

Position:                                  Senior Procurement Officer

Term of Employment:           One year with possibility of extension  

Duty Station:                           Addis Ababa   

Required Number:                 Two

Application Deadline:            December 04, 2022


The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute (ATI) is a strategy and delivery-oriented government Institute created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector. The ATI envisions to be the leading center of innovative solutions for the transformation of Ethiopian Agriculture by 2030.

The Institute focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda. Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate the development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects. Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Sidama, South-West, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.  Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great teamwork to achieve excellent results. 

At ATI, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.  We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.  We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.


Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Manager, the Senior Procurement Officer is responsible to execute and facilitate procurement of goods, services and works required for ATA’s program and operational needs in accordance with the policies and procedures of ATA, Government Public Procurement, World Bank and other donor Procurement requirements and guidelines. .


Support procurement manager to ensure effective service delivery

  • Review Specification for goods/Terms of Reference for service before commencing the procurement process
  • Examine and re-evaluate existing contract agreements and report to a concerned manager when there are any deviations
  • Assist in the preparation of consolidated procurement requests and detailed procurement plan
  • Assist the Procurement team in performing risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements
  • Assist in managing the procurement team including setting targets and monitoring performance
  • Provide support to procurement officers and assistants in preparation of bid documents, contract agreements as well as bid evaluation
  • Regularly update procurement status on the ERP to make sure Service Level Agreements are met 
  • Review and submit periodic procurement status reports on timely basis
  • Assist in the identification of new work areas including the sourcing of new suppliers, methods
  • Update vender list periodically to meet the requirements of the agency
  • Follow up the implementation of procurement contracts
  • Assist in presentation of procurement evaluation report to Procurement Endorsing Committee
  • Perform any other duties assigned in him as deemed necessary by his immediate supervisor
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in management, purchasing and supplies management, logistics or other relevant studies
  • At least 6 years (with Bachelor’s) or 4 years (with Master’s) of related experience (recent experience as Senior Procurement Officer a plus)
  • Knowledge and experience of Government, World Bank, USAID, UN Agencies and other donors’ procurement procedures and practices
  • Experience working in donor financed project(s) is a plus
  • Good knowledge of supplies management software is a plus
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Job Category:
Logistics, Transport and Supply ChainManagementPurchasing and Procurement
Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain, Management, Purchasing and Procurement
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

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