State Admin and Procurement Specialist at MSH


The role of the State Admin and Procurement Specialist is provide Administrative support and to procure goods and services in compliance with MSH/Donor procurements policies and procedures. 

Successful candidate collects proforma invoices on approved purchase requisitions, prepares offer analysis and makes recommendations.

Once the purchase order has been completed, the Procurement Specialist will follow up to assure delivery, maintains procurement data including supplier list and standards of goods and services, and ensures the effectiveness of procurement in timely and cost effective manner.

Assists expatriate staff with resident visas, also assists project staff with visa processing (where applicable). Position is responsible for supervision of all drivers and provides transportation services to staff and TDYers.

Programme Overview

PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.

PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

General Responsibilities

·         Arrange hotel for Nigerian staff, participants, consultants who are coming to the state for assignments.


·         Arrange hotel for TDY staff coming to assist Nigeria teams.


·         Assist staff in obtaining visas for international travel (Where Applicable).


·         Assist in making international and local travel arrangements.


·         Arrange for telephones and internet modems for TDY and new staff, as the case may be.


·         Provide assistance and follow up to Expats and TCNs on obtaining Nigerian resident VISAS (where applicable).


·         Calendar management, ensuring conference rooms are booked and Meeting/conference/activity logistics and making sure to update the records regularly


·         Arrange spaces for new employees making sure the availability of desks, chairs etc. are ready for them to use on the start day


·         Coordinate the approved Activity Profiles making sure that materials, equipment, etc required for the activity are organized and ready for the activity


·         Coordinate catering services for official functions within and outside the office location


·         All aspects of fleet management (fueling, repair/maintenance, log books, reporting, )


·         Facilitate the preparation of procurement plan


·         Receives approved Purchase Requisitions (PR) for procurement of goods and services


·         Tracks all PRs, for both local purchases and those requested through Cambridge


·         Determines price reasonableness


·         Responsible for collection and analysis of proforma invoices and presents to the supervisor for further processing or approval;


·         Inquires immediately for more specifications from requesting units if the purchase request is not clearly specified and completed;


·         Handles field office purchases when required;


·         Ensures that purchases are made in the best interests of the donor and MSH;


·         Assures delivery or pickup of PO for collection of goods;


·         Prepares weekly procurement status report and submits to the supervisor;


·         Regularly updates the supervisor of all partial collection of the procured goods;


·         Informs the supervisor about prices and qualities of goods if purchases are not of routine nature.


·         Does quarterly or 6 month reviews of preapproved vendors for routine items such as office supplies, cleaning products, etc.


·         Capacity Building of Team.


·         Also  performs  other  duties  as  requested  by  the  immediate supervisor.


·         Inform supervisor immediately if asked to compromise integrity by any vendor or other.


·         Ensure  that  systems  are  in  place  in  country  to  ensure  that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.


·         Systems are in place to:


·         Ensure  that  appropriate  staff  members  are  aware  of  and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures


·         Monitor and ensure compliance.


·         Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


·         The   responsibilities   and   duties   are   indicative   only.  


·         The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor



·         Master’s  degree  in  business  administration/finance/accounts  or related field. Alternatively, a University Degree in logistics, supply chain management or business with 5years post degree experience.


·         5years’ relevant and    progressive    experience in Procurement, logistics and supply management.


·         Procurement, logistics and supply management.


·         Experience in a USG donor funded project or NGO preferred.


·         Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality.


·         Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload.


·         Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure.


·         Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements  or take corrective action.


Knowledge, Skills And Competence

·         Ability to work under pressure


·         Planning and scheduling skills


·         Good organizational skills


·         Good communication and interpersonal skillS


·         Demonstrated  ability  to  interact  professionally  with  a  culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.


·         Ability to work independently, take initiative and ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality


·         Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications


·         Functional expert – has knowledge of processes and products


·         Influencer – relates to people, builds relationships, and effectively presents arguments


·         Results seeker – meets deadlines, identifies actions, and achieves goals


·         Innovator – thinks creatively, and Anticipates changes, and produces solution


·         Adaptor – stays calm under pressure and handles criticism well


·         Complier – follows procedures and encourages others to as well

About Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-governmental organization working with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, and sustainable health systems in 150 countries around the world.

MSH is currently a sub recipient to Catholic Relief Services for the implementation of the Global Fund Malaria Grant (2021 to 2023) in Nigeria, which aims to implement and support malaria control activities in 11 states, including the implementation of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign activities in 2 States (Katsina and Taraba).


Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the link below to submit CV and application letter:

Please submit your CV and brief cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your suitability in line with the requirements of the position.

Location: Nasarawa, Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: Not Specified


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