Contracting and Procurement Officer

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Job title
Contracting and Procurement Officer
The Hague
  • Netherlands
Europe and Central Asia
Type of job
temporary contract
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Job description
Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development is one of the largest Dutch not-for-profit development organisations with operations in more than 23 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. SNV aims to lift incomes and access to basic services. We make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty, helping them raise incomes and access basic services. Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals, we are dedicated to a society in which all people are free to pursue their own sustainable development, and no one is left behind. This commitment to equity directs us to focus on gender and youth. We apply our know-how to deliver results at scale worldwide. We do this through our local presence and know-how to realise effective solutions and our specialised expertise on agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Our projects directly benefit millions of people. At the same time, projects drive systems change, which helps many more people work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, implementing our mission exclusively through project financing. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence every day

Job Description

SNV is seeking a dynamic and pragmatic professional to support SNV in delivering impactful, high quality, compliant and well managed projects. The Contracting and Procurement (C&P) Officer is part of the Business Support and Control Team (BSC) in SNV’s Global Finance Team, based in The Hague. The C&P Officer supports and monitors the proper implementation of the SNV C&P Policy and Procedures across SNV’s Global Teams. (S)he is detail-oriented, thorough, organised, and able to prioritise; ensures procurement of goods, works, non-consultancy and consultancy services at the right price, of the right quality, in a timely and efficient manner; managing the database of contracts across Global Teams. (S)he negotiates, establishes, and administers contracts for the Global Teams. (S)he focuses on ensuring best practice in contracting and procurement across SNV; identifies and shares risks and learning; applies it in his/her, and broader BSC team, support, and control activities; identifies gaps and areas of improvement as well as, proposes solutions to ensure streamlined and efficient procurement processes. The C&P Officer supports the C&P Advisor in the maintenance of SNV’s Contracting and Procurement policy area, including relevant contract templates, instructions, and tools.

Responsibilities • Provides guidance to Global Teams on C&P related requests • Assists with and coordinates the development of Global Teams procurement plans • Jointly with Global Teams, ensures procurement of relevant goods, works and (non) consultancy services, this includes conducting market research, preparing tender documents and coordinating tender processes • Administers the selection of suppliers including Due Diligence checks on prospective suppliers, submits award recommendations for approval, supports negotiations and issues contract, under the supervision of the C&P Advisor and in consultation with relevant Global team colleagues • Ensures proper filing of C&P process related documentation for Global Teams and assists with the update and improvements of the C&P Sites and related document • Focal point for Global Team (and country Framework Agreements) related procurement administrative support • Assists in managing and monitoring contractors’ performance under task orders related to contracts • Participates in C&P knowledge sharing activities • Supports system C&P related improvements • Data entry, quality assurance, supports the maintenance of supplier databases and e-Procurement platform • Other support requests as determined by the C&P Advisor or the Business Support and Control Manager


• Graduate degree in administration, public procurement, law or international relations, other relevant field, or equivalent by experience • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant and demonstrable experience in contracting and procurement, preferably in a public / international NGO setting • Good understanding of contracting and procurement processes and experience in their application • Knowledge of EU procurement policies and procedures is desirable • Knowledge of donor compliance requirements e.g., DGIS/EKN, DFID, EnDev, EU, FCDO, SDC, SIDA, USAID • Strong negotiation skills • Good analytical skills • High attention to detail • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications • Experience of working within the Microsoft Office environment and using SharePoint as a knowledge management platform is desirable • Good knowledge of database management and ERP system, experience of working with SAP Business by Design, is desirable • Pragmatic and pro-active self-starter with a service orientation • Team player, strong facilitator, and an excellent communicator • Fluency in English is a must and knowledge of French is desirable.

Additional Information

Terms of appointment Contract Type: Dutch employment contract for one year, with possibility of extension. Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU without sponsorship. Expected Start Date: first quarter of 2022. Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: How to Apply: If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation before 21 November 2021. SNV reserves the right to close the vacancy before the indicated deadline if the appropriate candidate is identified. Unless explicitly indicated otherwise by the applicant, SNV consider the application from candidates for similar positions or consultancies

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