Procurement Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.Applications are invited for the position below:Job Title: Procurement OfficerRef: IITA-HR-NRS2019-012Location: Ibadan, OyoContract: 3-year renewable contract DutiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Assist the Procurement Specialist in the implementation of procurement procedures for the program in accordance with AfDB and CGIAR requirements, as applicable;Prepare a Program Procurement Plan that includes the focus value chains and Enablers in close consultation with Value chain and Enabler leaders;Prepare and update the Value chains’ annual procurement plans to be included in the program's quarterly and annual work plans and budgets;Prepare relevant inputs to standard bidding documents, such as TORs, specifications and Bills of Quantities;Participates in the bidding/tendering processes for the procurement of works, goods and services following AfDB and CG procurement rules and procedures as applicable;Collate all program technical quarterly and annual reports from the different value chains and Enablers for review and submission to the Bank;Assist with the organization of program management meetings and AfDB supervision missions, including the preparation of all materials required for such meetings;Prepare all procurement records to facilitate post-procurement reviews during supervision missions;Keep and maintain up-to-date procurement records in line with AfDB requirements;Carry out any other activities assigned by the Procurement Specialist or the Head of the Project Management Unit. 

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