22 Apr 2016

Full-Time Procurement Services Assistant, GS-6, Abuja

Toni AdewunmiAbuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

Procurement Services Assistant, GS-6, Abuja, Nigeria

Job no: 495717
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Nigeria
Categories: Support: Operations


Purpose for the job:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Supply Manager in the country office, the Supply Assistant shall support in the procurement of programme and operational supplies in an efficient, timely  and cost effective manner. The supply assistant will assist in the procurement, receipt, warehousing, distribution and monitoring of UNICEF’s supplies & equipment to the assisted-government projects in support of the country programme in Nigeria.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1.  Support to country office supply planning process and its execution.

Researches into the market and intranet to ensure adequate price information, realistic DATs are set in the planning stages.

Liaison with all sections assigned to him/her to ensure the supply plan is in place and collated before the end of first quarter.

Ensure all collated supply plan are well documented, stored and monitored for proper execution.

2.  Support to programme and operations colleagues in the issuance of purchase requisitions

Interact with Programme / operation Sections in the preparation and issuance of appropriate documents i.e. Supply Requisitions (accuracy in the specifications, budget estimates, realistic DATs and coding in line with Supply Manual).

Undertakes reconciliation and adjustments of expenditures on requisitions, recording proof of delivery for GIT (goods in transit) updates, monitoring of Contracts for closure, etc

3.  Support in market survey and maintains an effective and robust supplier database

Researches into the open market and intranet to ppre-qualify suitable vendors as need arises and ensuring adequate records of these vendors in VISION.

Maintaining a chronological filing system for vendors

Analyzing vendor performance at the end of every year and recommend non performing vendors to the Supply and Logistic Manager for appropriate action.

4.  Prepares bidding documents, draft CRC submission, raise POs, sets realistic DATs to ensure prompt delivery and keeping adequate records of all transactions

Prepares bidding documents (e.g RFQ/RFP, ITB) circulation same to UNICEF registered vendors, conducts bid opening in liaison with supervisor and other sections, bid tabulation, draft CRC submission and raise PO.

Monitoring POs to ensure UNICEF obtains delivery promptly and according to the set DATs

Conducts pre-delivery inspection of high value POs as per supply manual and NCO supply SoP. Documenting the results and filing them appropriately

Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on status of PO and requisition on weekly basis for effective monitoring of performance indicators.

5. Support in knowledge management and capacity building of both supply colleagues and implementing partners

Conducts end user monitoring in liaison with programme colleagues and recording gaps in that process

Supports capacity development activities to colleagues and government partners related to performance monitoring, good procurement and logistic practices

Preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to supply and logistics chain value system

Educational Qualifications and Work Experience

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to Supply and Procurement.

A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in the functional area of  procurement.

Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN language and  local language of the duty station, an asset.

Competencies and level of proficiency required

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Drive for result
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply. Zero tolerance of sexual abuse and exploitation is our policy.

Advertised: W. Central Africa Standard Time
Applications close: W. Central Africa Standard Time

Job Categories: Job Vacancies in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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