Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Term: Initial one-year contract with possibility of extension
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working as a solutions broker to catalyse action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future.
GCA is a fast growing organisation with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen and with regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars of Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role is within the Finance & Operations team, that supports and facilitates the organisation globally. As the Procurement Manager you will be advising and supporting the teams in fulfilling their procurement needs in accordance with GCA policies, donor regulations and complying with applicable (EU) laws. To deliver the program strategy and implement projects, the Program Leads and Researchers need to frequently procure services and following the most appropriate procurement approach for each project is vital.
As the Procurement Manager you will be responsible to translate your vision on procurement into policies, procedures and processes. You execute a variety of upstream procurement-based activities to ensure the on time release of tenders, providing clear guidance to internal clients on the most effective and eligible procurement path through to overseeing the performance of contracts. You will ensure an efficient and effective procurement function, including the support of requestors during the entire procurement cycle. Under the management of the Director of Finance & Operations, you will act a critical focal point for colleagues from all directorates and all regions.
Areas of responsibility
Maintain and revise the organisation’s procurement policies, procedures and processes to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement function
Implement and ensure compliance with global procurement principles, standards, processes, practices, systems and tools
Establishing various initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement roster, such as a roster of consultants with specific expertise, vendor management, general conditions, SLA and framework contracts.
Monitor relevant developments in procurement and pro-actively propose ideas, solutions and pre-empt issues to continuously develop the procurement function.
Update and manage GCA procurement plan
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS
The GCA offers a dynamic, high-profile and international working environment in a growing organisation. You will be contributing to our global mission on climate adaptation. Managers at GCA will have the opportunity to strengthen core skills, develop a deeper understanding and expertise in a range of climate adaptation concepts and principles, and build a strong network of experts and leaders. Remuneration is aligned with salary structures in the Netherlands.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please reach out to us via HR@gca.org.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.
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