Procurement Manager

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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:

Job Title: Procurement Manager

: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: Grade 9
Report to: Regional Procurement Advisor and Country Head of Operations

Job Summary

  • 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.


Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
12th December, 2019.

How to Apply
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Job Summary
November 28, 2019
Minimum of 8years
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
December 12, 2019
Procurement/ Purchasing
NGO / International Agencies
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