Procurement Supervisor

Procurement Supervisor
Deadline for applications: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Location: Lebanon - Beirut
Working area: Ashrafieh
Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / أطباء بلا حدود is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people in more than 70 countries who are affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation and our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

We offer basic healthcare, perform surgery, fight epidemics, rehabilitate and run hospitals and clinics, carry out vaccination campaigns, operate nutrition centres, and provide mental healthcare. Our activities include the treatment of injuries and disease, maternal care and the provision of humanitarian aid. Where necessary, we set up sanitation systems, supply safe drinking water, and distribute relief to assist survival.

Working overseas with MSF means that you will go to work in projects in any of the countries where MSF works. Each project you go to will require a certain period of commitment (6 to 12 months). It also means that you will need the flexibility to adjust to unfamiliar food, living quarters, pace of life, and languages. Projects may be located in the most remote places in the world, often in harsh environments with limited resources and amenities.

Regardless of where you go, it might be a very different lifestyle. Working in an unfamiliar culture inevitably involves challenges in communication and perceptions. Being aware that people may not act or think like you, accepting this, and being able to adapt your own behaviours if required, is of utmost importance when working in the field. A special camaraderie emerges amongst members of a project team who come from different countries, backgrounds and experience. This creates a shared sense of purpose, sparking ingenuity and resourcefulness in getting things done, and a lot of spontaneous fun.

Check the links:

Médecins Sans Frontières    أطباء بلا حدود

Médecins Sans Frontières T-shirt      أطباء بلا حدود - موظفي


Main purpose

Ensures an efficient and on-time purchasing activity for the mission.

Carry out purchases of a supply office analysing market sources, and competitive pricing conditions among different suppliers in order to ensure an ongoing supply of all sorts of goods, while guaranteeing best quality and pricing for MSF goods and commodities.



  • Planning and supervising the day to day procurement activities ensuring an efficient implementation of the procurement procedures in the project or capital, ensuring compliance to MSF standards and protocols,    including but not limited to the following:
  • Regularly assesses the market for new suppliers to supply the recurrent needs of the mission and seeks products that offer the best value for money within the shortest timeframes.
  • Negotiates prices and proposes new suppliers to be validated.
  • Develops and maintains relations with different suppliers in order to ensure a stable supply of goods
  • Submits and collects quotations and tenders following the MSF purchasing policy
  • Is responsible for providing update “item-supplier” data: price, availability, quality, lead-time…
  • Together with the supply officer determines the purchase planning according to the incoming requests / orders, product availability (shortages/surpluses), delivery times, budgets and other relevant factors…
  • Carries out the purchases of a supply office on the basis of purchase documents issued by the line manager and manages the administrative and accounting procedures related to purchasing.
  •  Manages the administrative and accounting procedures related to purchases: complete purchase orders, check delivery notes (against orders), etc.
  • Manages the advances issued by the Finance Department.
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: BS degree in supply chain, and or any other related field. At least 3 years of experience in Supply Chain Activity that includes pharmaceutical background. NGO Experience is a plus.
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Submission guidelines: All applicants must submit an updated CV and a Cover Letter to the email address: In the email subject, please write your name followed by “Procurement Supervisor”. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
HR Development Manager