Administration and Procurement Specialist at Management Sciences for Health

The 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:



Job Title: Administration and Procurement Specialist I

Reference No.: R1145
Location: Akwa Ibom
Employment Type: Full Time

Main Purpose of Job

  • The role of the Admin/Procurement Officer is provide Admin support and to procure goods and services in compliance with MSH/Donor procurements policies and procedures.
  • S/he 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.
  • She/he 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). He is responsible for supervision of all drivers and provides transportation services to staff and TDYers.

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.
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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;
  • 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.

Required Minimum Education

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration / Finance / Accounts or related field. Alternatively, a University Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Business with 4 years post degree experience.   

Required Minimum Experience:

  • 4-5 years’ or relevant and progressive experience in procurement and supply management.
  • Experience in a USG donor funded project or NGO preferred.
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure.
  • Monitoring/assessing performance  to  make improvements  or take corrective action.
  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • 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.
  • Planning and scheduling skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


  • Functional expert - has knowledge of processes and products
  • Innovator - thinks creatively, anticipates changes, and produces solutions
  • Adaptor - stays calm under pressure and handles criticism well
  • Complier - follows procedures and encourages others to as well.
  • Influencer - relates to people, builds relationships, and effectively presents arguments
  • Results seeker - meets deadlines, identifies actions, and achieves goals



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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