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Duration: 14 Months

The Procurement Specialist provides support in management of the procurement function through acquisition of goods and services at quality standards, at lowest possible cost and while adhering to MSH and Donor Procurement Policies and Procedures.

Specific Responsibilities

Procurement

  • Support review of availability of required items with vendors, consolidate price information and submit to supervisor for budgeting and planning purposes.
  • Support consolidation of requirements from users in field and central offices and prepare monthly action plans.
  • Purchasing of office supplies and services including sourcing quotations using Request for Quotation form, preparing vendor canvass or selection sheets, local purchase orders and verifying deliveries, quality of goods and invoices.
  • Verifying Purchase Request forms by requestors to ensure that requirements and specifications of goods/services are indicated and authorized signatory for approval is obtained.
  • Verify if Purchase Request contains a restricted or ineligible good/service by checking the USAID Restricted and Ineligible Goods.
  • Conduct Preventing Terrorist Funding for vendors using Excluded Parties List Violation (EPLS) for vendor selected to supply goods/services.
  • Liaise with Internal Procurement Committee on all purchases from MK equivalent of $3,000 and above.
  • Support management of stores for office supplies including monitoring stock levels and ascertaining re-order levels for the central and district offices.
  • Checking stock record cards to ensure that project staff sign for each item collected from the stores.
  • Verify Withholding tax certificates from vendors before payment is made.
  • Maintain and update Purchase Order log.
  • Filing all purchase documents for easy reference including copies of purchase request, quotations, purchase orders, delivery notes and invoices in the Procurement file.
  • Receive invoices from suppliers and attach Goods Received Note for payment processing.
  • Identify vendors for goods and services for MSH use.
  • Obtain past performance references for vendors.
  • Maintain and update vendor list for purchase of supplies and services.
  • Arrange vehicle hires, office vehicle repairs and maintenance services including maintaining electronic and hard copies of vehicle service records.
  • Process customs clearance for external purchases.
  • Ensure that actions are governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in the Procurement Policy Guidelines.
  • Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.

Document Management

Ensure that all documents are properly and promptly  filed by the procurement team for ease of future reference

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required or equivalent experience.
  • 2-3 years’ procurement  experience for USAID-funded organisations.
  • Experience with general aspects of US Government federal regulations, specifically USAID regulations, required.
  • Strong software skills including extensive experience with Excel and Word required.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with program, finance and operations staff toward the achievement of project and organization objectives helpful.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal required. Business knowledge of English required, fluent English highly desirable.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
 

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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    28 Oct, 2019

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