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Procurement Officer - Travel and Logistics

African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023


About African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting a new generation of future leaders. The Academy was founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development. Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa. Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum. ALA then works with these young leaders throughout their lives as they enable lasting positive change on the African continent. With its audacious mission and lifelong engagement model, ALA is unlike any school in the world.

Position Overview

The Procurement Officer - Travel and Logistics is responsible for the management of the organisation’s travel and logistics including flight, out of town ground travel and accommodation. This position is also responsible for ensuring that the campus ground transport team is supported and managed in their roles and that vehicles are kept in excellent condition.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive all flight, ground travel and accommodation requisitions and work closely with service providers to provide travelers with best options available in line with ALA’s Travel Policy.
  • Consistently review flight options through appointed travel agencies and other sources such as online to ensure that the organisation is receiving value for money
  • Manage travel and accommodation purchase orders and goods received procedures on the procurement system in order to process requisitions for payment
  • Ensure staffulty are constantly appraised of the compliance requirements on procurement procedures as per procurement and travel policies.
  • Ensure that drivers’ and vehicles’ licensing documentation are up to date at all times
  • Receive all approved requests for ground trips, check schedule for availability, approve and send departure time to initiator
  • Assist with ground transport scheduling and ensure that drivers receive daily schedules on time for good planning
  • Manage ALA’s drivers and ensure they are on time and drive professionally at all times
  • Organize additional service providers for ALA’s transport needs when required
  • Create requests for funds to Finance Department for driver's meals, car wash service, trailer hire during student exits and arrivals
  • Organize accommodation on and off campus for drivers when necessary
  • Oversee maintenance and licensing of all vehicles on time
  • Check vehicle and driving reports to ensure that drivers are sticking to planned routes and road regulations at all times.
  • Ensure appropriate policies are in place for management of motor vehicles
  • Perform other related reasonable duties as assigned by management including general procurement and relieving the receptionist on short stints (when the reception is on away).

Desired Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a procurement environment
  • Tertiary level education
  • Experience and knowledge of intermediate accounting techniques and principles
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work independently and follow-through
  • Ability to monitor and track data

Reporting: Procurement Manager

Location: ALA Campus, Honeydew, Johannesburg