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Procurement Internship

Publicado el 14 de julio de 2017 por IFRC

Job Purpose

The Regional Procurement Intern will be based in the IFRC Americas Regional Office as part of the Operational Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Services Department. He/She will support the Regional Procurement Unit to carry out procurement tasks in assistance to Federation operations within the Americas Region and in support to Operating National Societies (NSs), Participating National Societies (PNs) and other Parties as well as supporting transport related procurement, for customer service delivery and serve as backup for tracking shipments through the Regional Logistics Unit (RLU) pipeline.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the execution of the purchase of goods and services for Operations, PNS’s and other parties as directed /requested by the Regional Senior Procurement Officer while implementing Federation standard procurement practices and procedures, ensuring all purchased goods meet required Federation technical standards for delivery in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Support to identify and maintain an accurate and up-to-date supplier information for the region for the regularly purchased items.
  • Support in maintaining complete files to full audit trail standard on each procurement carried out as per standard filing procedure including procurement file checklists
  • Support in producing regular, timely and accurate narrative reports as required.
  • Support in maintaining the LR management table updated.


  • Logistics business or related area

Knowledge, Skills and Languages

  • Good command of English and Spanish
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Team work oriented, results/solution oriented, well organized, responsible, hard worker
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Capacity to adapt to multi-cultural environments

Competencies and Values

  • VALUES: Respect for diversity, Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability
  • COMPETENCIES: Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork, Judgement and Decision Making, National Society and Customer Relations, Creativity and Innovation, Building Trust.


Please bear in mind the following important facts when submitting your application:

  • Interns are not entitled to a salary or benefits from the Federation
  • The Federation will provide the intern with a daily allowance which will serve to cover the cost of meals and other related expenses
  • Interns are not eligible for payment of overtime
  • Interns are solely responsible for making their own logistical arrangements (visa, travel, accommodation, insurance, etc.) as well as for their cost prior to starting the internship
  • The IFRC accepts no responsibility to provide medical insurance, or for costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship. Interns are required to provide a copy of their health and accident insurance certification
  • This internship is open to local and international applicants who are currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) in an area that is compatible with the above description

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