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SENIOR PROCUREMENT MANAGER AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

MGIC NIGERIA

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, working to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in seven countries. In Nigeria, MGIC, in partnership the Government of Nigeria and United State Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) recently commenced planning for and conducting the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS).

SENIOR PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Manage the procurement function for the NAIIS project and MGIC-Nigeria.
  • Lead the development of an overall strategic procurement plan, implement framework, and review the unit’s goals, structure, and objectives to support the NAIIS Project and MGIC.
  • Oversee the procurement of health products and related goods and services that will support the implementation of the NAIIS Project
  • Nigeria and MGIC for uninterrupted access to health commodities and other procurements for the country program.
  • Provide guidance and supervisory role that supports the development, improvement, and updating of an accurate Procurement Tracking apparatus, so that staff in various offices are informed about the status of procurements.
  • Review the existing vendor list, set minimum standards for vendor list review, and ensure a vendor list review is conducted annually.
  • Work with the compliance unit to ensure that all procurement of goods and services are in line with CDC (45 CFR 75) requirements, US Government regulations, MGIC policies, and industry best practices.
  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors (including performing relevant assessment and due diligence) to ensure that all procurement of goods and services are of the highest quality and meet US Government regulations.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the control environment within the procurement team, and perform regular reviews and spot-checks of procurements to ensure sufficient supporting documentation is in place, compliance with regulations and policies, etc.
  • Support the development of appropriate sourcing strategies that will enable MGIC to obtain the best value for money.
  • Supervise and manage the Procurement team to promote smooth internal operations of the unit in line with the MGIC procurement and operational manuals.
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and guidance to procurement staff members, especially around complex procurements.
  • Work closely with program activity leads to ensure advance coordination and planning for upcoming activities.
  • Ensure an appropriate hand-off from the procurement team to the logistics and warehousing teams.
  • With input from team members, support the preparation of monthly funds forecast based on projected items for review by the Country Director and Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and initiative to learn and competencies and skills required for the job assignment.
  • Contribute positively to a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, respect for differences, transparency, accepting and giving constructive feedback
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff. Ensures that staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, promptly resolve problems, and have an opportunity to grow and develop professionally.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director as considered necessary to achieve success and which are consistent with the overall nature of the contract and work plan.

SUPERVISION

  • The Sr. Procurement Manager will report directly to the Country Director
  • Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
  • This is a six-months contract position to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Renewal subject to availability of funding

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters’ Degree in Supply Chain Operations, Public Health, Management, Procurement, or relevant degree required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in procurement of goods and services with an International Non-Governmental Organization. Prior experience in the health sector preferred.
  • Experience with a USG-funding is required. Extensive knowledge of 2 CFR 200 required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing complex procurement of goods and services required
  • CIPS – Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Certification and/or membership a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing high performing team required.
  • Experience engaging with local and international vendors on procurement of goods and services required
  • Proactive, with positive problem-solving approach and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Fluency in English and effective communication skills are required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested Candidates are to click on the link below and fill the form https://goo.gl/forms/nvRjHCZdYUvqkuq52

DURATION: Six Months with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds

CLOSING DATE: 18th June 2018

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