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Procurement Assistant

Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Woking, UK

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.



The Opportunity


Plan International is underway with a significant technology and business change programme (Programme Y.O.D.A.).


As Plan International approaches completion of Build Phase and before it heads into Test Phase an opportunity has risen for a Procurement Assistant to join the Y.O.D.A. procurement team to help achieve value for money at this stage through to the completion of the project.


Key purpose of this role is to deliver procurement support to the Programme procurement officer within a busy work environment. This will be achieved by the role working closely with other members of the project pillars, supply chain management and other professional teams, for example the People & Culture and Finance teams to deliver identified requirements.



About You


You will have excellent communication, presentation & stakeholder management skills as well as have the ability to plan and organise.

Additionally, you will:

  • Have previous procurement administration experience within a fast-paced environment
  • Have experience in using SAP or a similar system
  • Be computer literate e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and be able to maintain data effectively
  • Be methodical and logical in the approach to work
  • Be able to work as a team member and on own initiative



Please follow this link for a full role profile; Y.O.D.A. Procurement Assistant - June 2022.docx



Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.  




Location: Woking, UK


The Global Hub for Plan International is based in Woking, Surrey which is approximately 25 minutes from London Waterloo.  


This will be a hybrid working role with the requirement to be in the Woking office about 1 day a week.


Type of role: 12 months fixed term contract

Salary: Circa £25,000

Closing Date: 26 June 2022


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.