COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (CRDP)
East Jerusalem Planned Intervention
The Arab chamber of commerce and Industry/Jerusalem – Beit-Hanina
The Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACoCI) was established in 1936 in Jerusalem for supporting the industry and commercial activities, with a vision of strengthening the Palestinian economy in the City, revitalizing Jerusalemite identity and supporting Palestinian economy at large through expanding the members’ base of traders and industrialists, defending their rights and regulating their work, as well as encouraging investments for creating enabling environment for improving business productivity.
The Community Resilience and Development Programme (CRDP) was designed to strengthen the resilience of Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem to enable them to remain on their land. To this end, the programme envisioned to contribute to the following:
- Preventing the erosion of living conditions of Palestinians in Area C and East Jerusalem that undermine their development capital;
- Protecting Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and
- Mitigating and ideally reversing migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security and livelihood of Palestinians.
The ACoCI will be actively engaged in supporting the implementation of activities, especially in the areas pertaining to
- Develop the industry sector that could compete, and enhance investment environment that encourages local products through small grants to finance industrial / commercial products
- Support newly established/ establishing women led business in East Jerusalem
The desired outcome of the current CRDP extension programme is to empower local stakeholders in East Jerusalem, through the most appropriate partners, to act with resilience when facing threats that affect their sustenance on the land. It contributes to the development of East Jerusalem and strives to ensure that these areas provide improved conditions for the Palestinian population. In addition, it will inject the development capital needed for Palestinian sustainable development.
In this context, the ACoCI is seeking one candidate to fill the positions of “Procurement officer” to facilitate the implementation of project components related well as the business community targeted by the Programme. The Procurement officer shall work under the overall guidance of the Director of the ACoCI, and the direct supervision of the Project Manager. The expected duration for the position is 8 months on service contract, with possibility for extension upon satisfactory performance as well as availability of funding under the project.
Procurement Officer Duties and Responsibilities
- Estimating and establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases
- Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
- Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
- Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
- Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
- Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
- Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
- ensure that the products and supplies are high quality
- Create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies
- Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
- Working with team members and Project Manager to complete duties as needed
- Assisting the project manager in documentations and procedures.
Procurement Officer Requirements and Qualifications
- Bachelor degree or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, Economic or related field preferred.
- Languages: Arabic fluent, English very good. (Working Knowledge in Hebrew language would be an asset).
- Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, systems.
- Two – three years previous experience as procurement officer or related position and experience in M&E is a plus.
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
- Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
- Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
- Accurate and precise attention to detail
- Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
- Goal-oriented, organized team player.
N.B: This job description is designed to outline a range of main duties that may be encountered. It is not designed to be an exhaustive listing of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect changes in the job or the organization.
Please send your CV& Cover Letter to the following email addresses: [email protected] before the closing date 6/11/2018
Jerusalem ID only