British Council Recruitment 2018

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23 Nov, 2018

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Logistics Jobs in Ghana

The British Council in the West African Cluster is looking for a Procurement Manager to join the wider Procurement team in SSA. (Sub-Saharan Africa)

The post holder will provide, as directed, leadership and contribution to the development of strategic procurement for the British Council in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Cameroon for West Africa cluster within Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) region to maximise efficiency and ensure compliance with global procurement policies and processes as well as the consistent adaptation of good commercial and professional practice whilst ensuring probity at all time.

Job Description

Job Title:  Procurement Manager West Africa

Location: Accra, Ghana 

Contract type: Indefinite

Pay band: 6

Duration: Permanent

Strategic Business Unit (SBU): Procurement

Eligibility: Existing rights to live and work in Ghana

Closing date: 26 November 2018 (23:59 GMT)

The Role:

Procurement Manager – West Africa

The Opportunity:

Procurement will be developing a greater level of engagement with the business units within the cluster and establishing a strong business partnering approach.

To lead and promote cross (country)-border procurement activities and ensure consideration of collaboration of opportunities is undertaken on cluster large scale procurement work. Offer support to the Senior Procurement Manager and cluster lead when called upon from time to time on specific initiatives.

Provide local knowledge of suppliers, markets and stakeholders in order to provide effective and efficient support to Category Management in delivery of strategic Procurement initiatives within the West Africa cluster.

Role Requirements:

Previous experience in cross border procuring, contracting and Supplier Relationship Management role


Demonstrable experience and knowledge of working within main category areas (travel, facilities, consultancy, hotels, venues, marketing etc)

Under graduate degree in Economics or business or social science related field or MCIPS

CIPS or Procurement qualification advantageous

Previous experience in cross border procuring, contracting and supplier relationship management

Experience of category management

Demonstrable experience and knowledge of working within main category areas – Travel,  facilities, consultancy, hotels, venues, marketing

Experience with stakeholder engagement through collaborations, leading and influencing business decisions

Procurement in least developed economies with high supply chain risks

Proven Project Management

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Closing date for applications is  26 November 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Further details: 

Short-listing will be carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience specified in the Role Profile. Do ensure these essential requirements are addressed within your application and supporting statement.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; applications submitted through other channels will not be accepted.

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

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