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Procurement Assistant (National Staff Only)


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.    
DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.  
DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe.. 
The position 
The role of the Procurement Assistant (PA) is focused on the continuous implementation of procurement strategies and activities in order to ensure a high level of Compliance to DRC procurement policies and procedure in Field location.  The PA will maintain a high level of contextual awareness of his/her operating area and strong coordination with Program and Program support teams at the field level.  He/ She will promote a strong Procurement culture at the Base office(s) through continuous trainings and collaborative Procurement assessments with all field based staff.  The PA will report directly to the Procurement Officer, and will be an integral part of the Procurement Unit. 
Under the supervision of Procurement Officer, The Procurement Assistant will provide support to the programme by undertaking technical and practical operational tasks to ensure smooth, safe and efficient operation of logistical activities. 
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or send the application through Email below. 
DRC is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of gender, religion or age. 
Key Requirements 
Bachelor/Higher Diploma in Logistics or equivalent in Administration, economics, IT, Purchase and Supply or business 
2 years work experience in logistics in any relevant sections such as procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory. 
Knowledge & experience of dealing with service providers and contractors’ management. 
Good computer skills in MS Word & Excel 
Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other project locations. 
Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and stress. 
Ability to work independently on his or her own initiative 
Strong team and interpersonal skills  
Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other field locations. 
Experience from working in an (I)NGO 
Availability: ASAP (June 2017) 
Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;  
The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns. 
How to apply 
The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY.  
Application method 
CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied. 
Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations. 
Applications should be addressed to: The Recruitment Manager.    
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered. 
Deadline 31.05.2017. CVs will be review on rolling bases. 
Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview. 
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult: 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Maiduguri
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-31

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