Friday, April 20, 2012

Procurement Assistant needed at Management Science for Health Abuja



  • Assist with the preparation of procurement plan.
  • Receives approved Purchase Requisitions (PR) for procurement of goods and services.
  • Tracks all PRs, for both local purchases and those requested through Cambridge
  • Conduct Market Research to determine price reasonableness.
  • Responsible for collection 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.
  • Assist in conducting vendor sourcing and documentation of vendor documents.
  • Ensures that purchases are made in the best interests of the donor and MSH.
  • Assures delivery and pickup of PO for collection of goods.
  • Prepares weekly procurement status report and submits to the supervisor.
  • Regularly up dates the supervisor of all partial and full delivery of 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 pre approved vendors for routine items such as office supplies, cleaning products, etc.
  • Ensure that items received conform to the required quality as specified in the LPO.
  • Also performs other duties as requested by the immediate supervisor.
  • Inform supervisor immediately if asked to compromise integrity by any vendor or other.


  • University degree in purchasing or related field.
  • Three years experience in procurement with demonstrated interest in building a career in procurement.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Planning and scheduling skills
  • Experience in a USG or donor funded project or NGO preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • English fluency including business terminology required.
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications


Closing Date : 30 / 04 / 2012

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