Job Vacancy For Procurement Specialist

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - is a public-benefit federal enterprise working in more than 100 countries worldwide. We work on behalf of the German Government and support public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and environment, and peace and security. Our activities cover three priority areas: Energy and Climate, which deals with renewable energy and energy efficiency; Training and Sustainable Growth for decent Jobs; and Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, which focuses on good governance.

Project Brief:

The project is supporting the Ministry of Energy in Ghana in improving the financial sustainability of the energy sector and the framework conditions for promoting investments in renewable energies and energy efficiency and aims at strengthening the Ghanaian climate goals and sustainable and inclusive economic development.

Scope of Role:

• As a Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for processing procurements of goods via GIZ country office Ghana and GIZ HQ as well as organizing all necessary documentation and logistics around procurement and delivery of goods. Also, you will coordinate the fleet as well as facility management with housekeeping.


• As the Procurement Specialist for the requesting project, you will coordinate and monitor an overall smooth and correct procurement processing for goods and services for local and international procurement as well as coordinate effectively with colleagues in the GIZ country office Ghana and with GIZ HQ.
• With your strong knowledge in public procurement law and procedures, you advise the staff in the project on efficient and effective ways to procure along our internal rule framework ‘PuR’. Your task will also be to ensure full documentation digital and analog filing as well as timely follow up on all processes in your hand.
• You will keep Excel controlling tables as well as a supplier database to ensure an easy overview on all ongoing processes and their status to all team members from technical and administrative side.
• As an expert also for logistics you will effectively coordinate the fleet, incl. assignment of drivers to duty trips and vehicle management. Your tasks will also include organizing the smooth functioning of the facility management, as well as organization and controlling of work schedules for housekeeping staff.

Qualification Required & Experience

• MA degree in Business Administration or Commerce or law or similar from a recognized college.
• Professional experience
• At least 7 years of experience as a procurement officer or related field in Government or NGO or international organization.
• Excellent knowledge with contracting rules in the public sector, preferably with GIZ.
• Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (excellence
in MS Office is a must, other software a plus)
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English.
• Proactive interest in improving quality of work.
• Strong interpersonal and service skills; Strong organization and time management skills; Ability to perform efficiently in a multicultural
work environment; Ability to work under time pressure; Self-driven motivation to create knowledge and innovations

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to:

[email protected] quoting the Job Code 2023/SE4C/02/13 in the subject line. If you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 24 February, 2023