Plan International

Plan International invites qualified and experienced applicants for the various positions. Plan International is invites job seekers for appointment. It’s a great opportunity to work under them.

The interested applicants can apply online through the official career page of Plan International before the closing date of application. For more information please read the full article.

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation.

Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Quick Details about Plan International

  • Hiring Organization: Plan International
  • Founded: 1937
  • Founders: John Langdon-Davies, Eric Muggeridge
  • Organization Type: International NGO
  • Organization Size: 8,000 employees
  • Headquarters: Woking, Surrey
  • Location: Woking, Surrey, England, UK
  • Official Website: plan-international.org

Job Description

The Organization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


The position holder will be responsible. for the implementation of the Procurement Guidelines and Procedures of the organization. He/she fulfils this responsibility through the processing and follow-up of requisitions into purchases and tenders.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Procurement Processing and Follow-up (60%)

·       Undertake successfully all procurement processing and follow up of goods and services requested for emergency and development response operation or other requests as assigned by the supervisor

·       Receives requests for goods and services (requisitions) and ensures their completeness/compliance before they are processed; based on the procurement plan.

·       Advises requestors about product description and specification, prices, lead times and availability, promoting standardization, value for money and economy of scale;

·       Commits to lead time estimations and is held responsible until timely indicated otherwise on the basis of clear and justifiable grounds;

·       Responsible for sourcing of products, timely collection of quotations as per the procurement threshold/guideline and approved purchase requisition for goods and services and performing purchase transactions.

·       Work with the procurement committee as the secretary (not a vote member)

·       Prepares comparative bid analysis for tender bids, takes minutes and reports outcome for the Tendering Committee

·       Ensure that purchased items and services meet the stated requirements and takes care of delivery to the office/warehouse.

·       Receives/collects invoices, arranges cash/cheques and withholding tax receipts with the Finance Department and makes payments when required. Submit GRN timely to finance department.

·       Coordinates the collection/delivery of goods, including adequate record keeping (GRN, GIN)

·       Arranges transportation from suppliers to the office/warehouse, as necessary.

Performance of Transactions and Purchasing (20%)

·       Perform effectively transparent transactions, purchasing and delivery of goods and services within prior agreed lead times and ensures that all purchases are properly documented.

·       Prepare a weekly and monthly overview of requisitions processed and outstanding, including lead times.

·       Prepare procurement tracking sheet and share to immediate supervisor and other concerned staffs every two weeks.

Market Assessment (20%)

·       Conduct appropriate market assessments upon the direction provided by Admin and Logistics Coordinators.

·       Collect adequate information about suppliers and market conditions and reporting supplier details, product lists and price lists to the Logistics Coordinator.

·       Maintains an up-to-date Suppliers List and submits the list regularly for revision and endorsement to Emergency Logistics Coordinator/ PA Logistics Coordinator, Program Area Manager, Tendering Committee and PAMT;

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

·       Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).

·       Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.

·       Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Experience Essential:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Management, Purchasing and Supplies Management, Supply Chain Management or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

Qualifications/Experience Desirable:

·       Experience in UN Or NGO environment involving in the procurement activities

·       Experience in emergency procurement is advantageous

Languages Required

·       Fluency in English language is essential

·       Knowledge of local languages is a desirable

How to Apply?

The closing date for the application is December 30, 2022. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the links provided below.

For internal applicants:


For external applicants:


This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

·       Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·       We are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated links.

·       Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

·       Female candidates are highly encouraged to Apply

More information about Plan International can be found on http:// plan-international.org


References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.