Senior Procurement Officer | FHI 360- Abuja, Nigeria

Job Details:
Develop, plan and manage policies and strategies related to procuring supplies and services (in accordance with FHI, USAID and other donor policy) in support of all FHI offices and projects at Country Office and Field Offices, both domestic and international sourcing.
Duties And Responsibilities
*.Participate in the negotiation of contract terms on a range of procurements and monitor delivery of exact specifications.
*.With the AD, develop policy and systems for FHI 360 procurement at CO and Field office level, identifying what is procured locally and what nationally.
*.Plan, coordinate and manage the central procurement activities of FHI with CO and Field Offices, including storage and delivery.
*.Train staff at the zonal level in procurement rules and processes and record keeping.
*.Monitor procurement processes and compliance with FHI procedures at CO and field level.
*.Implement sourcing strategies to support corporate and zonal objectives, providing FHI 360 competitive advantage in the areas of materials, supplies, and services.
*.With the AD, develop new or improved purchasing procedures to maintain economy and efficiency of FHI 360 operations.
*.Prepare specifications, compare bids received and present recommendations on purchases to management.
*.Develop contracting arrangements, in liaison with Contracts and Grants, with selected vendors which meet FHI 360’s standards on quality assurance.
*.Ensure that all procurement in FHI 360 is carried out in a timely and efficient manner and in compliance with FHI’s value for money and transparency and donor guidelines/regulations on procurement.
*.Adhere to all FHI required procurement budgets, FHI 360 and donor purchasing guidelines, policies and controls on procurement.
*.Manage suppliers, cost, quality, and performance delivery.
*.Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process.
*.Undertake tendering, evaluation, placement and monitoring of a portfolio of Country Office and Field Offices procurement.
*.Coordinate formal bids and request for proposal (RFPs).
*.Review and assist in the development of specifications, terms and schedules.
*.Prepare specifications, compare bids received and present recommendations on purchases to management.
*.Perform other duties as assigned.
*.BS/BA degree in relevant field with 5 – 7 years of relevant procurement experience.
*.Or MS/MA degree in relevant field with 3 – 5 years relevant procurement experience.
*.Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in procurement.
*.Familiarity with donor-funded procurement rules and regulations is required.
*.Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage...
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