Expert and Partner Sourcing Specialist - Manila

Long-term contract
Localisation Manila, Philippines
No remote
Posted on 05-03-2024

ASSIST CreativeLab

Catalyzing social change, solving communication, visibility, and knowledge management needs of development stakeholders

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We are looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Technical Expert Sourcing Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying, selecting, and developing relationships with subject matter and technical experts to facilitate collaboration opportunities on proposals.

As a Technical Expert Sourcing Specialist, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the business development team of ASSIST CreativeLab and contribute to the development and execution of strategic sourcing plans. You will also be responsible for conducting market research, evaluating and managing experts, and maintaining a friendly user database for the team.


  • Conduct market research and release a call for experts to identify potential subject matter and technical experts based both locally in the Philippines and Internationally.
  • Evaluate their capabilities, performance, and fit for ASSIST’s work
  • Develop and maintain relationships with experts to ensure continuous engagement for collaboration opportunities
  • Negotiate and manage supplier contracts, terms, and conditions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategic sourcing plans
  • Ensure compliance with internal procurement policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the organization
  • Support in the development, curation, and packaging of proposals for RFPs and TORs
  • Manage and maintain database and documents relating to experts
  • Prepare and curate the CVs of experts and tailor accordingly for proposals.


  • Bachelor's degree in Development Communication, Development Studies, or a related field
  • Experience as a Sourcing Specialist or similar role is preferred but not required
  • Strong understanding of procurement processes and best practices
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Analytical mindset with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Proficient in using procurement software and tools
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously