Procurement Specialist II at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Procurement Specialist IIJob ID: 13-10577Location: Nigeria-AbujaGroup/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery GroupProject/Program: A000 - None SpecifiedReports To: Senior operations ManagerGrade: HOverviewThe role of the Procurement Specialist is to procure goods and services in compliance with MSH procurements policies and procedures.S/he collects proforma invoices on approved purchase requisitions, prepares offer analysis and makes recommendations.  Once the purchase order has been completed, the Procurement Specialist will follow up to assure delivery.She/he maintains procurement data including supplier list and standards of goods and services, and ensures the effectiveness of procurement in timely and cost effective manner.Specific ResponsibilitiesFacilitate the preparation of procurement planReceives approved Purchase Requisitions (PR) for procurement of goods and servicesTracks all PRs, for both local purchases and those requested through CambridgeDetermines price reasonablenessResponsible for collection and analysis of proforma invoices and presents to the supervisor for further processing or approval;Inquires immediately for more specifications from requesting units if the purchase request is not clearly specified and completed;Handles field office purchases when required;Ensures that purchases are made in the best interests of the donor and MSH;Assures delivery or pickup of PO for collection of goods;Prepares weekly procurement status report and submits to the supervisor;Regularly updates the supervisor of all partial collection of the procured goods;Informs the supervisor about prices and qualities of goods if purchases are not of routine nature.Does quarterly or 6 month reviews of preapproved vendors for routine items such as office supplies, cleaning products, etc.Also performs other duties as requested by the immediate supervisor.Inform supervisor immediately if asked to compromise integrity by any vendor or other.

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