APIN: Procurement Advisor

We are seeking suitably qualified candidates to assume the position of Procurement Advisor – Abuja

The job holder will responsibility for organizing and managing the procurement records and database as well as for providing necessary support to the Procurement Officer in all procurement activities, including planning, documentation, communication and reporting.

Job Responsibilities

I. Work closely with the Procurement Officer to register vendors
II. Organize and manage vendor records and database
III. Raise purchase orders, purchase requisitions and other procurement documents
IV. Inspect items supplied by vendors and raise Goods Received Note for all deliveries
V. Assist the Procurement Officer in the conduct of market surveys
VI. Participate in the activities of the Procurement Committee
VII. Maintain the inventory of all the activities of the unit
VIII. Invite and register vendors on annual basis for all categories of supplies
IX. Support the training of relevant site officials on procurement procedures

Qualification and Experience

A first degree or HND in Purchasing & Supply, Pharmacy or any of the Social Sciences; and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement or purchasing & supply, preferably with at least two years working in an international NGO. Professional qualifications in Purchasing & Supply or Procurement Management will be an added advantage.

Technical & Behavioural Competencies

I. Confidentiality
II. Analytical thinking
III. Communication skill
IV. Integrity
V. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
VI. Self-managed, with excellent organizational ability
VII. Ability to interact with all cadres of staff
VIII. Ability to work under pressure
IX. Proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
X. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
XI. Strong decision-making ability and attention to detail
XII. Basic knowledge of procurement and bidding processes
XIII. Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.)

Mode of Application

Qualified and interested applicants should click ’Apply Online for this job’ button below to complete the online application form. They should also upload their CV, which must contain a suitability statement, highlighting how their knowledge, skills and experience make them suitable for the position, and addressing the person specifications listed above. The statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s name. All applications must be submitted online on or before January 29, 2013. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the position are therefore encouraged to apply.

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