Job Information
Procurement Officer NGO Information
NGO Name Mercy Corps
Contact Name Yasmeen Ghazi
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Baghdad
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2022-11-24
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2022-11-24
Deadline Date 2022-12-08
[Baghdad,Iraq ]

Procurement officer


Position Description

Location Baghdad, Iraq with occasional travel to Anbar and other Mercy Corps Area of operation.

Position Status Full-time

Salary Level NA

Current Team Member NA


About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

The Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services. The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement activity is the prompt and effective provision of materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

General Position Summary

The Procurement Officer is responsible for overseeing procurement aspects of Mercy Corps’ logistic operation. Working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and Logistics. Procurement Officer is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities.
  • Full understanding of MC procurement policies and formats. Assists, as needed, in training staff on these policies.
  • Assist Program and operational personnel in regular procurement planning meetings.
  • Assists staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation.
  • Collect quotations and bids from the market for PRs as assigned by Supervisor – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats.
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Program & Logistics.
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions and comply to MC standards.
  • Prepare status reports procurement process.
  • Assist in the maintenance of thorough procurement files as outlined in the MC procurement policy.
  • Assist the P&L management and office staff with procurement activities, as required.
  • Assists P&L Management with asset management. Identify assets during the course of procurement and notify the Asset Controller on receipts of assets.
  • The Procurement Officer will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Organizational Learning 
  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


Reports Directly To: Senior Procurement Officer

Works Directly With: Program and support staff

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree in relevant business field desired.
  • At least One year experience in NGO/INGOs/ or others working as procurement
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • High computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.
  • Good understanding and knowledge in the electronic System (As Mercy Corps use Electronic Procurement System Ariba platform), and the candidate should learn how use the system, and give the needed trainings when needed, support the MC staff with the needed information.


Success Factors

The successful candidate will be conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment. She/he will have the ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks and a willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people. They will have the ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel. Must have strong English skills, both oral and written.


Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is based in (Baghdad, Iraq) with 50% Travelling to Anbar and other field area when required.

How To Apply


Successful candidates should meet the education and experience requirements in the position descriptions

for the vacant positions. S/he must be self- motivated, creative, tolerant, and able to work in challenging,

stressful environments and follow Mercy Corps procedures. S/he must respect diversity and gender equality

at the workplace. Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability and

transparency to its beneficiaries and to international standards guiding relief and development work.

Interested candidates should submit their CVs, references, and application letter to the email address: Any Resume will be sent without mentioning the job applied for in the

subject line will not be considered. Submission should include a copy of Iraqi national ID card and

education certificates.

For full position description for the noted posts please visit NCCI website.

ALL APPLICATIONS/ CVs SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY December 8th  , 2022 at 16:00.

Mercy Corps will review CV’s and applications on a rolling basis (i.e., as applications are submitted).

Potential Candidates for the post will be contacted for an interview and processed according to Mercy

Corps Human Resources policies and procedures. As soon as qualified candidates are identified the

positions will be closed automatically. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for

potential interview. Any documents submitted will remain with Mercy Corps and will not be returned to


Female Candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives,

and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global Impact.

Mercy Corps Iraq offers a variety of arrangements that enable women to excel in their careers. Mercy

Corps Iraq ensures a safe and inclusive working environment for women and men through field security

training and measures to provide secure working arrangements on-site and in the office.

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