Procurement Specialist at RTI International


RTI International is likely one of the world’s main analysis institutes, devoted to enhancing the human situation by turning data into follow. Our employees of greater than 3,700 gives analysis and technical providers to governments and companies in additional than 75 nations within the areas of well being and prescribed drugs, training and coaching, surveys and statistics, superior know-how, worldwide improvement, financial and social coverage, power and the surroundings, and laboratory testing and chemical evaluation.

We are recruiting to fill the place under:

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Location: Abuja

Job Details

  • Effectively negotiate with suppliers on all kinds of commodities (info and communication know-how (ICT), mechanical and specialised tools) and technical providers for the best general worth to the USF.
  • Coordinate issuance of buy orders in accordance with firm insurance policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the availability chain administration efforts as much as and together with logistical assist from the ordering level by means of the follow-up, expediting, and supply of the required items and/or providers
  • Coordinate the freight forwarding efforts with the RTI Logistics Office and Home Office Support Team as required
  • Understand and guarantee compliance with authorized tips, Federal Export Control (if relevant), contracting rules, sourcing and value/price evaluation necessities
  • Assist the Home Office Support Team within the preparation of client contractual requests together with waivers (source and nationality, restricted items)
  • Provide assist and steering to subgrantees of general property administration and stock management, reports, custody management paperwork, reconciliations for each expendable and non-expendable property in response to USAID guidelines and laws.
  • Ensure adherence to USF’s customary working (SOP) procedures for USF associated commodities/providers ordering and distribution.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Utility Support Fund (USF) Senior Procurement Specialist, the USF Procurement Specialist will handle procurements of products and providers below the Utility Support Fund (USF) together with however not restricted to the processes of procurement (native and worldwide), transport of procured items in addition to have an oversight on asset administration and stock management of USF-funded items.
  • Perform all phases of sourcing to make sure best worth and inside required lead occasions for a wide range of technical necessities in Nigeria, together with evaluation of general budgetary influence for all sorts of procurement transactions
  • Take the lead within the preparation, implementation, and monitoring towards the annual procurement plan supported with funds and timetables.
  • Prepare, subject, and negotiate RFQ(s) for assigned procurements of supplies, tools, commodities, and providers
  • Conduct logistics coaching workshops for states Logistics assistant, seasonal operational employees and district officers on storage and distribution, and stock management.
  • Develop and submit weekly and month-to-month reports to the USF Manager, Finance Manager and/or Deputy Chief of Party on logistics and procurement for submission to RTI/Washington
  • Perform different duties as assigned by the USF Senior Procurement Specialist or USF Manager.

Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Additional skilled coaching in procurement and logistics administration is most well-liked
  • Knowledge of USAID procurement insurance policies and laws might be an added benefit
  • Experience typically enterprise administration and monetary administration
  • Master’s degree and three years of expertise or Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of expertise or equal mixture of training and expertise (Degree in enterprise administration, accounting or associated fields)
  • Experience in West Africa, ideally in Nigeria.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong presentation and facilitation expertise
  • Ability to construct efficient relationships with all purchasers, friends, and stakeholders
  • Ability to work hands-on, independently, and inside staff.
  • An understanding of and dedication to RTI’s mission and values
  • Excellent data of Microsoft Office functions (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and procurement software program;
  • Strong organizational, reporting and administration expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal expertise and talent to work as a part of a staff
  • Strong verbal and written English communication expertise
  • Strong oral and written communication expertise and talent to coordinate actions with officers from host nation authorities, US Government, NGO’s, and different companies;
  • Willingness to journey regularly to the sphere workplaces.

How To Apply
Interested and certified candidates should submit by e-mail solely an Application letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD doc to: [email protected] VERY IMPORTANT – On the topic LINE of your e-mail you should solely put the Email Subject line (no different textual content should be on this topic line) that you’re making use of.

Application Deadline twenty third November, 2020


  • Applicants are inspired to use as quickly as they see this advert. Only shortlisted candidates will obtain an invite for an interview.
  • Women are strongly inspired to use. We supply a extremely aggressive renumeration. Take notice that any profitable candidate might be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation. For additional details about RTI International, please go to our web site at
  • We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V


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