5 Jan 2016

IPA Job Vacancy : Administrative/Procurement Assistant

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor.

Job Description

  • Location: Tamale
  • Deadline to apply: January 18, 2016
  • Desired start date: February 13, 2016
  • Employment Duration: 2 years
  • Job code: FOG-APA-20151218

Position Summary

IPA Ghana seeks a qualified Administrative/Procurement Assistant to be based in the Tamale office. The Administrative/Procurement Assistant will report directly to the Operations Associate based in Accra with an oversight responsibilities on administrative matters from the Office Manager based in Loic.


In particular, the Administrative/Procurement Assistant will perform the following task:


  • Support all procurement related activities relating to processing of request and collection of invoices in Tamale office
  • Review documents for completeness and accuracy, follow up on discrepancies with the initiating project team and identify available suppliers for each requisitioned item
  • Update staff on procurement request
  • Develop standard specifications for every procurement request
  • Monitor and manage vendor database
  • Orient staff on procurement related issues
  • Correspond with vendors regarding prices, product availability and delivery
  • Coordinate with project teams to monitor performance of vendors
  • Ensure that goods purchased are to specification in terms of quality, quantity and delivery and to advise on those suppliers who fail to meet specifications


  • Assist the Tamale Office Manager in the running of office operations
  • Periodically assist the Tamale Office Manager to recruit short term staff for projects in Tamale
  • File documents as directed by the Tamale Office Manager
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to project teams as and when required
  • Review applications for various positions and shortlist applicants for interview

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of an HND in  Accounting, HND Purchasing & Supply or related field;
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and Word;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of procurement and financial information;
  • Ability to comply with standard practices, regulations and statutes;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English;
  • Good time management and interpersonal skills;
  • Well organized and willing to learn;
  • Attention to detail.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2510784/IPAG-FOG-Admin-Procurement-Ass-Appl-Form
  • The deadline for applications to this position is January 18, 2016. Applications will however be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received by IPA, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted by email or phone.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported. Please direct questions to [email protected] .

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