The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Procurement Officer

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Contract Procurement Officer

Job Description

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking prospective candidates for the anticipated Prevention of Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic through Awareness Raising and Livelihoods Support for Adolescent Girls and Boys in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The positions are local positions and are open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

Note: The positions are contingent on the award of the project to the American University of Nigeria.

All positions are for one year, renewable based on performance and continued donor funding.


Position: Procurement Officer

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The Procurement Officer will be responsible for Project procurements, review overall procurement processes, tracking procurements of goods and services through the procurement cycle and ensure adequate competition is achieved for procurements.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain comprehensive procurement files, including solicitations, proposals, evaluations, award documents, official contracts and correspondence on all procurements, following policies and local law.
  • Supervise and verify the procurement of materials according to the or needs of the project.
  • Design and prepare Terms of Reference and/or technical specifications for procurements, in collaboration with the project team. Ensure presentation of sufficient selection that meets requirements of quality assurance, delivery, and transparency.
  • Liaise with Procurement committee to process procurements according to AUN/Project’s respective procurement rules and regulations.
  • Develop and provide regular procurement mentoring and trainings to project staff to support project implementation.
  • Compile and review budgets, solicited quotations, negotiations, and analysis to recommend vendors for delivery of goods and services.
  • Verify to ensure deliveries are complete and done in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Sc./BA in Purchase & Supply, Economics, Business Admin or relevant social science field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience is required with three years of experience directly relevant to procurement.
  • INGO Work experience or donor-funded project is desirable.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle high-priority procurements.
  • Excellent timekeeping skills and ability to independently manage deadline-oriented tasks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Spoken and Written English required

Description of Benefits:

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.


How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply, and submit their resumes, cover letters and references on a single file to in a word document or PDF format before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at

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About The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa.The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development...
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Job Summary
May 22, 2020
Offer Type
Minimum of 3years
Adamawa /Borno
Yola /Maiduguri
May 26, 2020
Procurement/ Purchasing
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies /Education Services/ Research
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