Procurement Officer

January 31, 2022

Job Description

Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI)

Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a not-for-profit organization that delivers evidence-based programs, in schools and communities, designed to build young people's assets, facilitate their access to health services, and promote their adherence to healthy behaviours. Since its inception in 2011, YEDI has benefitted over 260,000 young people in schools and community sites in Lagos, Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, and Ogun State.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Description

Ensure full knowledge of the process for receiving procurement requests, processing, and following up on the deliveries.
Receive Procurement Requisition Forms after being registered, reviewed by the Finance/Admin officer and responsible staff.
Ensure the necessary approvals are obtained before execution.
Procure goods and services efficiently and exceed compliance standards seeking the best value for money.
Assist in conducting appropriate solicitation (for goods and services, etc.) following the organization’s guidelines.
Establish and maintain sound working relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
Ensure compliance with organizational and donor policies.
In liaison with the supervisor and program and finance team, coordinate preparation, evaluation, analysis and approval of bids and tenders.
Building and managing effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve common goals.
Take minutes of and coordinate the Procurement Evaluation Committee agenda, meetings, etc.
Streamline procedures and resolve problems related to procurement processes in his/her custody.
Consolidate and circulate Bi-Weekly procurement status reports to user departments.
Follow up with vendors for timely deliveries,
Liaise with the requestor to ensure proper delivery including technical pre-delivery inspections is appropriately carried out.
Issuance of purchase order in a timely manner, liaising with vendors and internal stakeholders at the time of confirming an order.
Compile all the documentation and forward for payment, following up with Finance to ensure timely settlement of invoices.
Ensure that for all procurements, copies of documents are retained and filed.
Ensure that all procurement and contract trackers are updated retained and filed.
Ensure that the monthly procurement and contracts reports are updated and sent.
Act as the contact person for filing and retrieving all documents in procurement.
Continuously monitor requisitions to ensure that proper procedures are followed, and policies are enforced.
Any other duties as assigned.


Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in procurement, supply chain management or related field.
A clear understanding of procurement policies, ethics and compliance are essential.
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members, strong organizational skills, and a high sense of responsibility.
Demonstrated attention to detail and prioritization skills.
Good computer skills are required, knowledge of MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
Positive and communicative attitude.
Willingness to learn and to progress professionally.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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