Population Services International

Procurement and Logistics Officer

5 days ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country
United States




DATE: November 2017


Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


Join us!

PSI is seeking a Procurement and Logistics Officer to provide its social marketing programs in developing countries with procurement of reproductive health, child survival and malaria health commodities.  Procurement Officer would also be responsible for international procurement of Vehicles for projects in country and House Hold Good Moves of PSI Employees  The Procurement Officer will report to the Senior Purchasing Manager – Capacity Building & Compliance with dotted line relationship with Deputy Director , Procurement – Global Commodities and will be based in Washington, D.C.



Your contribution


  • Liaise with field offices to determine procurement needs and appropriate delivery schedules;
  • Liaise with global PSI staff to provide regular status reports to field offices, and coordinate scheduling and share information on orders;
  • Support the process for quality checks at the field and HQ levels.
  • Be responsible for “Procure to Pay” cycle for procurement activity; including:
    • Manage bids for commodity purchases in accordance with appropriate donor government regulations including bid opening and evaluation preparation
    • Draft contracts and raise Purchase orders
    • Ensure that all items procured meet appropriate quality standards;
    • Draft and/ contribute to the waiver request process
  • Provide short term technical assistance and capacity building to field offices and HQ staff;
  • Provide regular status reports to field offices, and other customers;
  • Support in updating PSI Global Procurement Policy and Procedures from time to time
  • Provide Capacity Building support to PSI HQ and Field Staff, as necessary
  • Develop Training Schedules for PSI Country Offices.
  • Review Procurement Policies of various country offices and align them to PSI Global Procurement Policies.
  • Other duties as necessary to support PSI’s global health impact;


What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in procurement, preferably in pharmaceutical and allied health product procurement.
  • Working knowledge of public procurement regulations.
  • Have experience with developing systems for Vendor Evaluation
  • Basic understanding of strategic sourcing
  • Basic overall understanding of supply chain
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, experience with Excel and Access desirable
  • Interest in international development and working with multiple countries across time zones and culture, intellectually curious individual encouraged to apply
  • Proficiency in Spanish language (both Written & Spoken) is a must.


  • Exempt

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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