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Procurement Officer

Date: 25 Mar 2024

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 80 countries.




The role covers all areas of the Procurement Manager at Country Office level. Cross-functional engagement with other functions is essential to ensure alignment of processes across the country. Management of the Procurement Officer within this role includes, but is not limited to, elements such as Supporting the Procurement Coordinator to ensure the implementation and maintenance of a transparent and responsive procurement process. He/she will also be required to support the tendering and contract/let management processes. He or she will also support the sourcing of suppliers and the monitoring of the supplier database.




The Procurement Officer should have a degree in Business Law, Business Management and Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field and he/she should have equivalent professional experience of at least two years in a similar role, mostly in the humanitarian/NGO sector. He/she should have proven experience as a contract procurement manager or in a similar role, preferably in a procurement or supply chain management function and an In-depth knowledge of procurement processes, best practice and regulations.  As well as Strong understanding of procurement principles, contract law and contract management.


JD – Procurement Officer CO 2024 MArch CC.docx




Location: Yaounde C.O

Reports to: Procurement Coordinator 

Grade: 11

Closing Date:05/04/2024


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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