Procurement Officer

August 12, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Procurement Officer
Ref No: 2200067G
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employee Status: Permanent
Contract Length: 1 Year
Team / Programme: Procurement Officer 
Reports to: Supply Chain Coordinator
Grade: 4
Child Safeguarding

Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work on country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff. 

Role Purpose

The Procurement Officer (Buying) is responsible for purchasing of goods and services in Ogoja based on needs of Save the Children’s programmes, managing orders and relations for a complex portfolio of programmes.
The Procurement Officer will also support the Supplychain Coordinator in: 

Ensuring that the right supplies and services are procured and that there is timely procurement and delivery of goods and services to programmes to deliver outstanding results for children.
Ensuring best value for money is achieved through competitive and transparent procurement processes .


BA / B.Sc in Management, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related field.
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS UK) or equivalent Experience.
Master’s Degree in above fields is an added advantage.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience working in procurement, preferably in an NGO/and/or development program, with in depth experience in managing procurement processes.
Strong knowledge and experience of implementing procurement processes, driving contract compliance and embedding buying best practice.
Excellent supplier management skills and a strong ability to hold suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.
Knowledge of NGO/Donor policies and their compliance requirements in respect of Procurement and wider supply chain activity.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching. 
Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities and simultaneously stick to deadlines, whilst maintaining relationships with suppliers and customers 
Excellent reporting skills, particularly the ability to quickly develop clear and concise delivery tracking, scheduling or pricing, donor, monthly KPI reports 
Willingness to undertake field travel as required and work in difficult environments according to travel environments. 
Excellent oral and written communication skills; fluency in spoken and written English; 
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.


Procurement system experience.

Working Conditions:

Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)

Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility 
High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations.
Holds self and others accountable.


Creating best-in-class EA function 
Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively 


Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners 
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to 


Designing more effective admin systems 
Willing to take disciplined risks 


Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity. 

Application Closing Date
27th August, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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