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Procurement Assistant Job in Bangladesh
WorldFish , Bangladesh

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1 Year
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Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 15, 2021
Last Date
Jul 15, 2021

Job Description

Position: Procurement Assistant

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Application Deadline: 20 April 2021

Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract

Language(s) required: English (native/fluent writing and oral skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR , the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).


Under the overall direction of the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Assistant will be responsible for supporting procurement activities in country for different projects with the purchasing of goods and services in accordance with donor regulations and WorldFish policies. The Procurement Assistant must be aware of, and adhered to, WorldFish’ Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Establish/maintain/manage relationships with WorldFish suppliers including soliciting and negotiating quotes; maintaining continuous communication with suppliers including order confirmation, followingup on deliveries and communicating delivery, quality and shelflife problems with the suppliers as they arise.
  • Support Procurement Manager with the development of tender related documents that conform to both donor and WorldFish procurement policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with the WorldFish relevant requester and Core Finance team to manage and track inbound delivery of procurements.
  • Apply due diligence in the choice of new vendors and consult with the Procurement Manager and the Vendor Management Committee when necessary to assess possible risks.
  • Review field office procurement records to ensure compliance, maintain appropriate purchase documentation and obtain the necessary approvals.
  • Effectively engage stakeholders and develop procurement strategies based on sound knowledge of business needs and supply markets.
  • Identify a number of different supply markets from which a category can be sourced and assess the optimal approach.
  • Research and provide competitive procurement options to deal with limited supply of products and services.
  • Undertake supplier/customer performance check and effectively translate the outcomes into procurement sourcing strategies.
  • Develop robust, detailed spend models using data from a variety of sources, providing insight into supply markets and internal demand analysis.


This job is open to Bangladesh Nationals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance/Supply Chain Management from any accredited institution.
  • Fresh graduate with proven required skillset to 1 year experience are encourage to apply.
  • Effective communication in written and verbal both in Bangla and English.
  • Sound computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point.
  • Advance certificate course in Finance/Supply Chain Management from an accredited institution in Bangladesh.


This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with approximate annual salary ranging between BDT 464,836 BDT 493,144 per annum. WorldFish NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension / provident fund contribution.

Eligibility, Location and Duration

This position will be based in the WorldFish country office in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in April 2021 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence in May 2021 for an initial twelve (12) months fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 20 April 2021:
  • A cover letter including a 2-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, head of HR and peer.

Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

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