Procurement Officer


International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Summary

Provide overall project management, help to develop a strong, coherent technical vision and initiate innovative strategies across the project.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist the Procurement Specialist in the implementation of procurement procedures for the program in accordance with AfDB and CGIAR requirements, as applicable;
  • Prepare a Program Procurement Plan that includes the focus value chains and Enablers in close consultation with Value chain and Enabler leaders;
  • Prepare and update the Value chains’ annual procurement plans to be included in the program's quarterly and annual work plans and budgets;
  • Prepare relevant inputs to standard bidding documents, such as TORs, specifications and Bills of Quantities;
  • Participates in the bidding/tendering processes for the procurement of works, goods and services following AfDB and CG procurement rules and procedures as applicable;
  • Collate all program technical quarterly and annual reports from the different value chains and Enablers for review and submission to the Bank;
  • Assist with the organization of program management meetings and AfDB supervision missions, including the preparation of all materials required for such meetings;
  • Prepare all procurement records to facilitate post-procurement reviews during supervision missions;
  • Keep and maintain up-to-date procurement records in line with AfDB requirements;
  • Carry out any other activities assigned by the Procurement Specialist or the Head of the Project Management Unit.
  • Minimum of BSc/HND in Public or Business Administration, or Accounting/Finance or related field from a recognized university with proven track record and/or specialized training in procurement with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a procurement officer in a multilateral donor funded project or program with a procurement authority.
The ideal candidate must:
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor own work plans, including meeting of set deadlines.
  • Be self-motivated with ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Have computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Office.
  • Be an excellent team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Be proficiency in English language with excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Have working knowledge of AfDB, World Bank and/or CGIAR procurement rules and procedures will be added advantage.


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