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Procurement Assistant

About the job

ABOUT WorldFish

WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research and innovation institution that creates, advances, and translates aquatic food systems science into scalable solutions. We vision an inclusive world of healthy, well-nourished people and a sustainable blue planet, now and in the future.

Our mission is to end hunger and advance progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through science and innovation to transform food, land, and water systems with aquatic foods for healthier people and the planet.

For over 45-years, WorldFish’s data, evidence, and insights have shaped practices, policies and investments to end hunger and advance sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries.

We have a global presence across 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific, with 460 staff of 30 nationalities deployed where the most significant sustainable development challenges can be addressed through holistic aquatic food systems solutions.

Embedded in local, national, and international partnerships, our work sets agendas, builds capacities, and supports decision-making for climate action, food and nutrition security, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, blue economy, OneHealth, and AgriTech, integrating gender, youth, and social inclusion.

A core element of WorldFish Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet is focused on building the resilience of aquatic food systems to shocks, which is critical to COVID-19 response and recovery.

WorldFish is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation network. For more information, please visit

About The Position

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


  • Provide support in conducting market research, identify and recommend potential local suppliers. Gather and maintain data on and evaluate local supply sources’ overall performance, (competitive pricing, cost-effectiveness, product quality and timely delivery,).
  • Support Procurement Manager & team 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.
  • Maintain procurement tracking records to ensure & update new task, maintain appropriate purchase documentation and obtain the necessary approvals.
  • Assists & ensure low value procurement (I;e collect quotation, follow up vendor and process PO) and maintain record properly at One Drive for future reference.
  • Ensured best value for money for purchases, identify vendors for sourcing items at a reasonable price and with a timely delivery schedule.
  • Communicated with suppliers for changes in shipment, including expedited shipping for shortages.
  • Collect & Checked bills for accuracy against purchase orders and send to Finance within the stipulate time frame to settle the payment.
  • Identify a number of different supply markets from which a category can be sourced and assess the optimal approach.
  • Undertake supplier/customer performance check and effectively translate the outcomes into procurement sourcing. strategies.


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

Desired Skills/ Experience

  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.
  • Advance certificate course in Finance/Supply Chain Management from an accredited institution in Bangladesh.


This position is open to National applicants and WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, pension / provident fund contribution and others.

Eligibility and Location

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter which addresses key requirements stated above; and
  • Contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected consultant 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. Our Leadership Team is 50/50 in terms of its gender split and 60% of our management cadre are women.

We continue to seek diversity and gender balance across other dimensions and we support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission.

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