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Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods. GOAL is currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries with over 3,000 dedicated staff globally with an annual budget of an estimated €200 million. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission. 

We are looking for a Global Head of Procurement and Logistics to be part of our team and join us in delivery of our global strategy. Reporting to the Global Head of Systems, and working closely with stakeholders across the organisation, this role will ensure our procurement and logistics function enables the effective delivery of GOALs strategy in line with sector best practice. They will manage our headquarters team of twelve and provide the leadership and standards for all our global operations. 

This a great opportunity for someone looking to make a real difference in how procurement and logistics services are delivered. There will the opportunity to work with teams across GOAL operations and the requirement for some travel. ideally candidates will be based in Ireland or the UK.

Job Purpose

  • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of Procurement and Logistics services across GOAL. This means fit for purpose procedures, trained staff, and the ability to work proactively with programmes and finance teams throughout design and delivery of projects.
  • Working collaboratively with other departments in a solution focussed manner to ensure our ability to respond to crisis and build resilience.
  • Continually improve and evolve our procurement and logistics based on robust data and active learning. We aim to design and implement evidence-based system improvements within budget and to the highest standards of compliance.
  • Currently we are in the process of system standardisation, optimisation, and digitisation as part of a wider organisational digital transformation strategy. This role will be integral to the delivery of sustained process improvements.

The Person
We are looking for a strong technical expert with specific procurement and logistics experience in the humanitarian sector 
Someone who will provide strategic change based on operational experience and organisational evidence.
We need someone willing and able to build a strong internal network ensuring procurement and logistics are recognised as a key business partner across all organisational areas.
Excellent problem-solving capacity, with the ability for considered analysis and sound judgment to find solutions across competing priorities. It is essential to be hands-on, practical, and willing to work as part of a team.


Accountability within GOAL

  • A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


  • Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Equal Employer Statement

  • Consistent with GOAL’s core values of humanitarianism; integrity; respect; partnership and courage, we place a significant emphasis on equality in our working environment.
  • GOAL is committed to treating all its employees with dignity and respect and values diversity, which it believes enriches an organisation. To reinforce this commitment, all company activities, policies, practices and procedures are to be carried out in accordance with this global standard.
  • All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
  • GOAL believes that our strong commitment to equal opportunity and equal treatment helps to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, retention, and discipline of staff and volunteers.
  • GOAL aims to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, and respect for social and cultural diversity, and that is free from discrimination, harassment [and vilification] as determined by applicable laws.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.