Procurement Specialist needed at EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available-today and for generations to come.

Fistula Care Plus is a five-year global project funded by USAID and managed by EngenderHealth in partnership with the Population Council, Di Magi Associates, Direct Relief, the Fistula Foundation (U.S.), the Maternal Health Task Force, and Terrewode.  The main purpose of the project is to prevent and repair obstetric fistula.

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Job Summary

  • The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the effective implementation of all procurement activities of the organization that are required for the success of the Fistula Care Plus Nigeria project and offices in Abuja and Sokoto, Nigeria in compliance with EngenderHealth’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the organization and donor policy.
  • He/She will also be responsible for compilation of the annual procurement plan of the project and the required reports including developing and overseeing the project’s disbursement plan.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure all procurement and vendor documentation associated with procurement transactions 
  • Communicate with program and finance staff to anticipate and plan for procurement needs
  • Assist with the search and identification of potential new suppliers/vendors of material, equipment, and supplies in line with EngenderHealth and donor SOPs
  • Maintain and update the master supplier list both in hard and soft copies bi-annually
  • Collect office procurement plans and collect purchase requisition from all department and offices and report to immediate supervisor
  • Process procurement of goods (Fixed and non-Fixed assets) and services Collect, aggregate and forward bidding data to tendering committee for selection decision
  • Ensure timely delivery of goods by submitting procurement documents on time
  • Ensure that all purchases of goods and services are carried out and delivered to the store
  • Handle, in conjunction with bookkeepers and the finance team, all custom clearance activities for purchases being made abroad and collect all imported goods
  • Seek and secure duty free privilege permit from appropriate governmental bodies in relation to oversees purchases
  • Maintain and update Procurement Delivery Tracking Sheet (PDTS) continuously and report same to immediate supervisor bi-monthly
  • Ensure that all purchase related documentation are kept on file for financial monitoring
  • Assist in the maintenance of fixed asset reports as items are added or moved
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Education, Experience & Certifications

  • Diploma in Management, Supplies Management, Procurement or related field from a recognized college/university or professional institution
  • At least five years of relevant experience in supplies management or procurement with an International NGO

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of requirements for procurement (especially USAID) Strong report writing and analytical skills.
  • Good knowledge of computer application, namely Access and Excel.
  • Good in planning & organizing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent in time management/meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel to other offices.
  • Willingness to work under pressure.
  • A person with high integrity and honesty

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