Senior Procurement Officer at the North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria - An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Procurement OfficerLocation: AbujaContract Term: Short-TermPosition SummaryThe STTA Senior Procurement Officer will support the Procurement Manager in coordinating procurement of goods and services under grants or direct implementation.S/He must be fluent in USAID procurement regulations and shall ensure strict compliance for both USAID and implementing partner procurement rules and regulations.S/He will coordinate the procurement of goods and services required for a busy office under the project task order and support the Procurement Manager with reviewing procurement processes, providing regular training and mentoring to procurement department staff.This position will be based in Abuja, with activities being implemented in the North East. Travel is expectedReporting & Supervision:The STTA Senior Procurement Officer reports to the Procurement Manager based in Abuja.Primary ResponsibilitiesPrimary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Ensure that the procurement process strictly follows the Organization rules and regulations.Provide support to the Procurement Officers in Abuja and in the field through reviews to ensure compliance to policies, procedures, USAID procurement regulations etc.Regular field training for program staff on procurement policies and processesMaintain and constantly update procurement activity tracker and advise on compliance to time lines. database.Act as POC for teams for support concerning procurement process & proceduresConduct reviews of procurement documents to ensure accuracy and compliance to procurement processes, policies and regulation.Prepare Negotiation Memos and ensure accuracy of document for submission to Creative HQ:Assist with preparation of 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.Arrange and conduct vendor meetings and/or site visits to communicate RFQ requirements, inspect product samples and attract vendors to participate in responses to NLCB RFQs/RFPs:Assist with invitations to potential vendors to compete offers for the purchase of goods or services including under grants, either through direct, bid invitation, or other mechanism that ensures high standards of transparency.Process procurements according to USAID rules and regulations.Liaise with program/grant teams on strict control of budgets, budget development and monthly cash forecast.Prepare solicitation documents and support with technical evaluation and ensure strict compliance to policy:Communicate all delivery schedules corresponding to grant and operations procurements, including the projection of related expenses.Verify deliveries are complete and timely.Perform other tasks, as assigned. 

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