Procurement Officer at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it's partners, Save the Children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).The program's goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the vacant position below:Job Title: Procurement OfficerLocation: AbujaSummary Scope of WorkThe Procurement Officer will report to the Senior Finance Manager and will be responsible for providing procurement support to the Jhpiego Nigeria Country Office. This includes sourcing, negotiating, purchasing and liaising with the wide variety of vendors/suppliers.The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day implementation of the procurement systems and procedures. S/he will work closely with the Senior Finance Manager to ensure timely procurement and will proactively identify gaps and make suggestions for improvement.ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will provide all procurement and purchasing support functions to the Jhpiego Nigeria Country Office which includes:Sourcing for quotations and negotiating for prices, terms, delivery and after sale services with vendors.Prepare basis for vendor selection and where necessary forward to Jhpiego Baltimore for approval of procurement at and prepare documentation for prior approval.Raise LPOs and forward to vendors/suppliers.Follow up with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.Work with Jhpiego staff to determine specifications for goods and services.Maintain/update procurement systems and records: implementing the procurement system identified by Jhpiego Baltimore.Assist in coordinating with Baltimore staff on approvals, shipments, clearing and deliveries to the office.Participating in evaluating, appraising and selecting pre-qualified suppliers/vendors.Work closely with the Senior Finance & Admin Manager / procurement committee to ensure timely procurement and proactively identify gaps and make suggestions for improvement.Assume other responsibilities, as assigned. 

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