The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria, an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a Non-Governmental Organization funded by the U.
S Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The organization is seeking qualified candidates for the position of :
Grade : Grade 9
Report to : Regional Procurement Advisor and Country Head of Operations
The Procurement Manager will have the primary responsibility for providing leadership and oversight of the procurement function for MEIC Nigeria.
S / he will ensure the country program's procurement needs are met in compliance with US. Government rules and regulations, including 2 CFR 200 and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), as well as MGlC policies and procedures and international procurement best practices.
S / he will report to the Regional Procurement Advisor at HQ and will also have a local direct communication line with the MGIC Nigeria Head of Operations to ensure that procurement activities align with the organizatIon’s programmatic needs and strategic direction.
Procurement of Goods & Services :
Ensure that procurement processes are executed with the highest standards of business integrity and in compliance with U.
S. Government rules and regulations, as well as MGIC policies and procedures.
Provide thorough and accurate documentation of procurement processes.
Ensure that the new hire orientation process properly introduces new employees to the University, CIHEB, and MGIC Nigeria culture.
Support management, reporting, and oversight of real or potential conflicts of interest.
Procurement Planning :
Work with the country Senior Management Team to establish a Procurement Plan at the beginning of each project year to be updated at least quarterly.
Establish key lead times for country procurement's to be communicated out to staff for planning purposes.
Minimize lead times and reduce the need for "urgent" requests by improving procurement planning and communication about procurement processes with the country team.
Procurement Training & Team Management :
Educate the country team about procurement processes, requirements, and established lead times.
Support internal clients to understand the importance of providing detailed specifications, planning ahead, and providing feedback about samples and goods / services received.
Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff. Ensure that procurement team members receive regular and constructive performance feedback, promptly resolve problems, and have an opportunity to develop professionally.
Vendor Management :
Conduct a thorough market survey at least every two years to refresh the organization's preferred vendor list
Maintain a vendor database with extensive vendor information, including but not limited to : vendor address and contact information, vendor principal information, physical location verification, etc.
Closely track vendor performance and develop a list of disallowed vendors based on prior organizational history and client experience.
Engage with the in-country and HQ compliance teams to improve the country’s compliance rating.
Ensure the effectiveness of MGlC’s control environment within the procurement team, and perform regular reviews and spot-checks of procurement's to ensure sufficient supporting documentation is in place, compliance with regulations and policies, etc
Along with the Senior Management Team, provide a strong tone at the top" for compliance within the organization.
Support & Collaboration :
Collaborate with leadership to promote a safe and inclusive work environment
Engage with key staff outside the country office team to promote procurement best practices.
Min Required Experience :
Min Qualification :
Bachelor's Degree / HND
Desired Courses : Not Specified
Other Requirements :
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the field of procurement
Prior experience with a U.S. Government-funded organization is required; prior experience in the health sector is preferred
Extensive knowledge of 2CFR 200 is required; knowledge of the FAR is preferred
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred
CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Certification and / or membership a plus
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Attention to detail and a proactive, problem-solving approach are required
Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship - building skills
Experience engaging with local and international vendors on procurement of goods and services required.
Prior team management experience required
Fluency in English and effective communication skills are required.
Proficiency in MS suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe.
12th December, 2019.