Procurement Job at International Development Organization

An International Development Organization IDO is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the following positions

Job Title: Procurement Director


Job Field
Procurement, Store-Keeping

Position Summary
The Procurement Director is responsible for overseeing the procurement of goods and services under grants or direct implementation.  The Procurement Director shall provide operational oversight of the procurement department and lead and implement all logistics operations for the project.  The Procurement Director must be fluent in IDO procurement regulations and shall ensure strict compliance for implementing partner procurement rules and regulations.  The Procurement Director will be responsible for reviewing procurement processes, providing regular training and motoring to procurement department staff and coordination with the Grants Manager to support program implementation. This position will be based at the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel is expected.

Primary Responsibilities
Establish, lead, and implement procurement processes and logistics operations for the project, including grants, strictly following all rules and regulations as well as all stipulations established by Nigeria law. Rules and regulations include:
ADS Automated Directive System
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations
CFR U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
AAPD Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive
Local Nigeria Law
Review and recommend changes to procurement policies and procedures as required.
Establish and maintain policies for procurement processes.
Manage/maintain a registry and file system for procurements to allow for efficient document and process audits.
Maintain the privacy of grantees and vendors.
Maintain procurement files, including proposals, evaluations, award documents, official contracts and correspondence on all procurements, following policies and local law.
Provide training on procurement and delivery of goods and services to program team, grantees and beneficiaries as it pertains to established protocols by the project and local law.
Manage account status for all credit accounts established with vendors.
Supervise and verify the procurement of materials according to the context and/or needs of the beneficiary, community and/or Project.
Develop and analyze technical specifications of materials, with consideration for investment, loss, and associated value; review and adjust budgets, as needed.
Design and prepare Terms of Reference and/or technical specifications for materials, goods, and services, for contracts, acquisitions, and procurements, in collaboration with the program team. Ensure presentation of sufficient selection that meets requirements of quality assurance, delivery, and transparency.
Work with local, national, and international vendors of goods and services to ensure quality, maintain professional distance required to ensure high ethical standards.
Ensure competitive procurements by attracting potential vendors for the purchase of goods or services either through direct, bid invitation, or other mechanisms that ensure high standards of transparency.
Designate or participate in evaluation committees for proposals submitted by the various vendors, according to the solicited terms of reference and regulations.
Verify quality and quantity of products according to the context and/or needs of the beneficiary, community, and/or Project.
Process procurements according to respective rules and regulations.
Maintain strict control of grant budgets, and financial expenditures.
Coordinate delivery logistics with program team and/or grantees to obtain the required permits including delivery receipts.
Coordinate transportation, permits, authorizations, insurance, loading and unloading of goods/materials, and financial allocation of related expenses under grants.
Prepare budgets, solicit quotations, negotiate, conduct analysis and recommend vendors for delivery of goods and materials to grantees.
Communicate all delivery schedules corresponding to grant and operations procurements, including the projection of related expenses.
Verify deliveries are complete and done in a timely manner.
Other duties, as assigned.

University Degree in management, business administration, law or related field is required.
Five to seven years’ previous procurement experience required.
Prior IDO experience is highly desirable.
Demonstrated management experience is required.
Experience with budgeting and cost analysis is required.
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
Strong attention to detail and ability to develop tracking systems is required.
Strong communication skills and the ability to function well in a team setting.
Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is highly desired

Qualified Candidates should send CV to

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