The Procurement Specialist manages all the purchasing and contracting needs of the project. S/he ensures effective and timely provision of goods/commodities, works and services to the project through supervision, oversight, guidance and support to the procurement unit staff.
Work plan development and implementation, which will include:
Participate in work plan development with the entire project team.
Work with the Project technical teams, and the Finance/Administration team, to plan for and implement detailed and efficient operational procurement support to project supported districts, health sub districts and health facilities. This includes but is not limited to: logistics support for on-site and off-site project supported activities (e.g., outreach camps, laboratory sample transportation hub network activities), and procurement support to both central office and cluster teams.
Qualifications & Required Skills;
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management or Bachelor of commerce, Business Administration or business related field is required with a Masters degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Membership of CIPS is an essential requirement for this job is an added advantage.
Minimum 5-7 years’ project procurement management experience, including managing field office procurements and supervising employees required.
Thorough knowledge of USAID and its contractual, procurement and reporting requirements.