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Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

Job Summary

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three principal...

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Graduate trainee
  • Experience Length: More than 20 years

Job Description

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three principal areas of expertise: providing medical care in humanitarian crises, supporting the development of national medical organizations, and conducting operational research to bring medical innovation to the field.

Job Summary

  • The purchaser, under the direct supervision of the Supply Supervisor and overall supervision of the Supply Manager, is responsible for procurement activities in Maiduguri.
  • He/Her have to plan, organize procurement activities in compliance with ALIMA procedures and ensure timely delivery, reception, and dispatching of goods as required.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative procurement activities in a timely and efficient manner, to support the acquisition of goods and services for efficient field operations;
  • Process purchase orders ensure all related information is available in the local database or filing system;
  • Negotiate and purchase: spot purchase, obtain quotations, tender;
  • Negotiate purchase conditions and purchase all specific goods and services as specified in the requests;
  • Assist supply supervisor to clarify problematic requisition orders;
  • Monitor the delivery of procurement requisitions, verifying receipt and inspection of deliverables, and performing follow up actions to ensure supplies reach the desired operations;
  • Visit and prospect suppliers, select and evaluate their legality;
  • Update, manage and maintain relevant databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organized, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements;
  • Maintain good filing system for Internal Request files, suppliers’ files, products’ files;
  • Perform any other task incidental to the above as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable;
  • Progressive experience in a function related to the purchasing or contracting of goods and services such as procurement, transport, and logistics;
  • Very good command of English (oral and written) and Hausa or Kanori;
  • Good computer skill MS word, MS Excel.

Personal Qualities

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work;
  • Autonomous, reactive and able to deal with priorities;
  • Extremely rigorous and precise, attention to details;
  • Diplomatic, able to work in a team, under pressure in sometimes a dangerous environment;
  • Good management, organizational and communication skills;
  • Professionalism, integrity, interpersonal skills, goal focus.

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