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General Description of the Programme/GOAL

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poor and the vulnerable and is currently operating in 14 countries world-wide. GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations to supporting the development of healthcare services and building sustainable livelihoods. Since its foundation, GOAL has allocated more than €910 million to programmes in over 60 countries. 

GOAL has an annual budget of approximately €200 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Irish Government, UK Government, USAID, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. Informed by its track record over the last 40 years, GOAL remains committed to responding to humanitarian crises and tackling extreme poverty around the world.  

Job Purpose

The Senior Procurement Officer (HQ) is responsible for the planning and delivery of procurement services for the HQ team. The function manages all procurement in accordance with GOAL procurement policies and procedures working closely with requestors to ensure the highest value for money through the fairest and most transparent practices possible. The function provides direct line management to the Procurement Officer (HQ).

Duties and responsibilities

Responsibility 1: Procurement Services

  • Support department managers in procurement planning and developing appropriate procurement strategies.
  • Develop and maintain consolidated procurement plan for all HQ managed procurements.
  • Identify and implement effective procurement strategies to meet business needs.
  • Manage procurement processes in accordance with procedures including high value procurements.
  • Manage workloads and deliver procurement services within lead times.
  • Ensure training of contract managers on responsibilities.
  • Manage supplier relationships with contracted and pre-qualified suppliers.
  • Provide contract management for logistics contracts and framework agreements.

Responsibility 2: Training and Representation

  • Provide training on procurement processes for all new HQ staff.
  • Ensure access to guidance and training materials on procurement processes for all HQ staff.
  • Targeted refresher trainings and engagement sessions.
  • Provide guidance materials on the use of any globally contracted framework agreements.
  • Liaise with other departments, including the safeguarding team, to ensure appropriate training for suppliers on GOAL contracting requirements.

Responsibility 3: Line Management

  • Management of the HQ Procurement Officer in accordance with GOAL policies.

All GOAL employees are expected to be flexible to the organisational needs and priorities and to work in a way that supports delivery of the organisational strategy.  

Key Performance Objectives

  • Delivery of procurement services within service targets.
  • Cost savings and efficiencies in sourcing through effective procurement strategies.


  • The ability to plan, organise and implement projects in a customer focussed manner.
  • Be logical and organised with a strong administrative and analytical ability.
  • Capable of being flexible and multi-tasking in busy situations.
  • Effective communication skills and experience with cross-functional collaboration.


Requirements (Person Specification)


  • CIPS or equivalent procurement/relevant business-related qualification.
  • 5+ years-experience in managing procurement services including open advert procurement processes.
  • Proven administrative skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Good analytical skills and overall strong computer skills across MS Office 365 suite.
  • Fluent in English.


  • Knowledge of the Irish markets and procurement legislation
  • Experience of conducting global tenders for procurements of values greater than €300,000
  • Experience of buying technology services
  • Work experience in the INGO, third sector or public procurement sectors
  • Familiarity with PowerBi for data analytics

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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.

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.

General Terms and Conditions

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

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