New Vacancy at Floresta Ethiopia

Floresta Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization based in San Diego, CA, USA, dedicated to reversing poverty and deforestation by transforming the lives of the rural poor. We are seeking qualified candidates to join our team for the following position:

Position: Procurement Officer


  • Education: BA/MA in Procurement and Purchasing/Supply Management, Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Management, Economics, Property Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Purchasing and Insurance, Marketing Management, or a related field.
  • Experience: BA with 7 years or MA with 5 years of relevant work experience; NGO experience is preferred.

Additional Required Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong representational, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to interact successfully with suppliers
  • Understanding of transportation systems and regulations
  • Integrity, good communication skills, teamwork, creativity, and advanced computer skills


  • Assess procurement requirements, prepare procurement plans, draft specifications, and initiate procurement processes
  • Ensure procurement activities are transparent and competitive, in compliance with FE’s procedures
  • Prepare tender documents according to specifications
  • Evaluate vendors, negotiate contracts, conduct market research, and perform solid analytical evaluations
  • Assess suppliers’ performance based on quality standards, delivery time, and pricing, ensuring all criteria meet organizational requirements
  • Liaise with delivery and warehouse teams to ensure timely receipt of goods
  • Inspect purchased products upon delivery and report any issues
  • Perform periodic cost analysis and prepare timely reports on procurement activities
  • Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information, and invoices
  • Implement procurement activities promptly
  • Identify and manage procurement risks
  • Compile purchase invoices and prepare reports
  • Regularly review and select reliable suppliers
  • Ensure purchased items are delivered to the appropriate department
  • Meet user needs comprehensively
  • Ensure assets are as requested and store them securely until delivery to user units
  • Prepare procurement minutes and follow up on payments
  • Conduct purchases based on an annual procurement plan
  • Prepare periodic reports on work activities
  • Identify procurement methods for requests and conduct combined procurements as necessary
  • Properly handle bid security CPO or cash and transfer it to the relevant department
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the immediate manager

Deadline: June 26, 2024

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants meeting the above criteria are invited to submit a non-returnable CV and copies of relevant documents along with an application letter in person to the following address: Floresta Ethiopia, Kebele 13, in front of Tana Flora PLC, Bahir Dar, or via email at within 10 working days of this announcement.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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