Management Sciences for Health

  • Admin and Procurement Officer

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    A576 - PMI - S
    Application Due Date
    Reports To
    Field Finance and Operations Manager.
  • Overview

    PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

    PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

    Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.

    Interested candidates are required to indicate on their applications, 3 states in order of preference, where they would be willing to work in.

    The role of the Admin/Procurement Officer is providing Admin support and to procure goods and services in compliance with MSH/Donor procurements policies and procedures. S/he collects proforma invoices on approved purchase requisitions, prepares offer analysis and makes recommendations. Once the purchase order has been completed, the Procurement Officer will follow up to assure delivery. S/he maintains procurement data including supplier list and standards of goods and services, and ensures the effectiveness of procurement in timely and cost effective manner. Assists expatriate staff with resident visas, also assists project staff with visa processing (where applicable). S/he is responsible for supervision of all drivers and provides transportation services to staff and TDYers.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Arrange hotel for Nigerian staff, participants, consultants who are coming to the state for assignments.
    • Arrange hotel for TDY staff coming to assist Nigeria teams.
    • Assist staff in obtaining visas for international travel (Where Applicable).
    • Assist in making international and local travel arrangements.
    • Arrange for telephones and internet modems for TDY and new staff, as the case may be.
    • Provide assistance and follow up to Expats and TCNs on obtaining Nigerian resident VISAS (where applicable).
    • Calendar management, ensuring conference rooms are booked.
    • Meeting/conference/activity logistics and making sure to update the records regularly.
    • Arrange spaces for new employees making sure the availability of desks, chairs etc are ready for them to use on the start day.
    • Coordinate the approved Activity Profiles making sure that materials, equipment, etc required for the activity are organized and ready for the activity.
    • Coordinate catering services for official functions within and outside the office location.
    • All aspects of fleet management (fueling, repair/maintenance, log books, reporting).
    • Receives approved Purchase Requisitions (PR) for procurement of goods and services. 
    • Tracks all PRs, for both local purchases and those requested through Cambridge.
    • Determines price reasonableness.
    • Responsible for collection and analysis 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. 
    • Handles field office purchases when required. 
    • Ensures that purchases are made in the best interests of the donor and MSH;
    • Assures delivery or pickup of PO for collection of goods. 
    • Prepares weekly procurement status report and submits to the supervisor. 
    • Regularly updates the supervisor of all partial collection of the 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 preapproved vendors for routine items such as office supplies, cleaning products, etc.
    • Capacity Building of Team.
    • Inform supervisor immediately if asked to compromise integrity by any vendor or other.
    • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
    • Systems are in place to ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures.
    • Monitor and ensure compliance.
    • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
    • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only and are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s degree in business administration/finance/accounts or related field or University Degree in logistics, supply chain management or business with 4 years post degree experience.
    • 4-5 years’ or relevant and progressive experience in procurement and supply management.
    • Experience in a USG or donor funded project or NGO preferred.
    • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload.
    • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure.
    • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Planning and scheduling skills.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Good communication and 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.
    • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
    • Functional expert – has knowledge of processes and products.
    • Influencer – relates to people, builds relationships, and effectively presents arguments.
    • Results seeker – meets deadlines, identifies actions, and achieves goals.
    • Innovator – thinks creatively, anticipates changes, and produces solutions.
    • Adaptor – stays calm under pressure and handles criticism well.
    • Complier – follows procedures and encourages others to as well.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Field Finance and Operations Manager.
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