Palestine Trade Center (PalTrade) is a nongovernmental organization
established in 1998. PalTrade’s purpose is to lead the development of
Palestinian Export as a driving force for sustainable national economic
As the National Export Development Organization with membership of more
than 200 Palestinian leading businesses, PalTrade advocates a
competitive, enabling business environment and is dedicated to improving
trade competitiveness through trade promotion and capacity building.
PalTrade is seeking candidates for the positions listed
Job purpose :
The primary responsibility of the position will be to provide
operations, procurement and logistical support to PalTrade activities.
This position will work closely with and support program staff in
operational support need.
Job description ;
-Coordinate operational aspects of PalTrade office programs, liaising
with finance and program teams, to facilitate delivery of overall
PalTrade goals and activities.
-Manage the office’s local procurement process, including bid
preparation and solicitation, and contract preparation. Issue amendments
to Quotations and Proposals, as needed.
-Coordinate the preparation of the procurement documents, utilizing
sound procurement practices, while adhering to Paltrade Procurement
Policy and USAID regulations prior to issuing the purchase
order/agreement to external party.
-Prepare contract or purchase order for the wining vendor or service
-Maintain organized files for procurement activities including paper and
-Maintain and update the master procurement tracker of all procurements.
-Maintain contact databases and maintain preferred vendor list.
-Lead the process of the annual physical inventory, as required.
-Prepare and follow up on receiving Zero VAT approvals from the Ministry
of Finance for procurements as needed.
-Support the communication, coordination, and logistics with partners
and contractors on meetings, workshops, and events.
-Make travel arrangements for operations.
-Process travel expenses in coordination with finance team.
-Other duties as assigned.
*Qualifications and competencies ;*
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, plus at least 5 years of relevant work
experience in procurement role with non-profit organizations.
-Experience working on a donors-funded programs.
-Familiarity with applicable Donors Rules and Regulations, specifically
-Demonstrated strong analytical abilities. Accuracy and extreme
attention to detail and thoroughness are critical.
-Good time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. Ability
to meet tight deadlines. Flexibility to work effectively in periods of
high pressure is required.
-Excellent computer skills using MS Office Suite, particularly Word and
-Ability to make sound judgment, assume responsibility for follow
through, and learn and work independently as well as in a collegial manner.
-Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and
stakeholders. Communication must be effective and courteous, requiring
high integrity when dealing with restricted and/or highly confidential
information. Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace.
-Excellent oral and written English and Arabic fluency required.
-For those who are interested and find themselves qualified, please send
your CVs with a cover letter explaining your interest
Addressed by Procurement Officer
Deadline to receive CVs is December 01, 2013. All applications will be
processed with confidentiality. Only short-listed applicants will be