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Supply Chain Coordinator - North East At Catholic Relief Services

Date Posted: 14/Jul/2017
Deadline: 26/Jul/2017

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

Supply Chain Coordinator - North East

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Supply Chain coordinator will Supervise calls for bid, local purchase operations, and procurement specifically for the Borno office.
  • The Supply Chain Coordinator will coordinate with the various programming and administrative departments to ensure order of what they need in the appropriate quantities and quality, that they receive what they ordered in the correct quantities when needed and at the best cost.
  • Develop procurement management systems as needed and train staff in their use. Advice Operations Manager to modify or overhaul procurement systems that are not efficient.
  • Provide valid documentations to Admin Secretary for preparing disbursement request for items purchased; liaising with suppliers/vendors to follow up delivery timelines for items purchased by CRS etc.
  • Create filing systems and manage the document trail in a transparent manner to avoid compliance shortfalls and audit findings.

Specific Responsibilities

  • As a member of a support department, encourage and positively reinforce open and continuous coordination and collaboration with all departments within Organization, particularly with staff, to ensure that the Procurement Office provides goods and services of the highest quality in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • Provide training and coaching as necessary to staff with delegated Procurement responsibilities other and other emergency staff
  • Design fully compliant procurement and asset management systems; review and revise existing country program systems to meet the needs of the emergency operation. Verify that all systems and operations comply with policies and procedures.
  • Fully document all procurement operations. Create procurement filing systems as required in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Review orders made by department managers and other parties to ensure budget availability, as well as quantity, quality and delivery requirements. Provide regular status reports on procurement to the departments.
  • Develop efficient office supply requisition and ordering systems in collaboration with Admin Secretary.
  • Develop relationships and maintain contact with local vendors.
  • Oversee calls for bid and contracting with suppliers. Acquire prices and pro-forma invoices for all purchases.
  • Fully document all local purchasing activities.
  • Analyze Requisitions, IRFs and purchase orders to determine:
    • That the description of the goods and/or services is accurate in every aspect, and that they are of the expected quality for the cost;
    • The method of pricing to be used (e.g., catalog, written or telephone inquiries, proformas or other estimates);
    • That all required support documentation is attached;
    • That quantities are correct and expected delivery times are realistic;
    • The choice of supplier, taking into consideration available facilities, vendor dependability, quality, reputation and geographic location;
    • The total price CIF, including all payment terms;
    • The best method of transporting the purchased item to final destination.
  • Ensure that all requests for quotations are clear and complete.
  • Review and approve IRFs. When required, request approval of senior managers or regional staff. Place rush orders by telephone or fax, and follow up with written (or e-mail) confirmations.
  • Create procurement filing system as required under policies and procedures guidelines. Enter information into, and keep updated, purchasing and vendor databases.
  • Create and maintain inventories for goods purchased during the emergency.
  • Ensure that an adequate level of office and cleaning supplies is maintained and that rational distribution mechanisms are developed and implemented.
  • In coordination with the Logistics Officer, contract local transport companies for the delivery of relief supplies.

Record Keeping and Reporting:

  • Ensure proper filling of all procurement documents for record-keeping and auditing, and maintain orderly files on active orders and post activities such as change notices, scheduling changes and partial shipments.
  • Document due diligence processes conducted by someone other than person performing procurement role - but do not be the person to prepare or conduct due diligent for new vendors
  • Maintain an Approved Supplier List (ASL) with updated information on pricing by goods and services and performance ranking based on recent post-delivery evaluations.
  • Creates vendor files with all necessary details by service category (e.g. stationery suppliers, electrical items suppliers, machine suppliers, etc.).
  • Track the status of each procurement request and update management and requestors through regular Procurement Status Reports using procurement log sheet
  • Periodically generate an evaluation report on supplier/vendor performance with recommendations based on service delivery/track record (at least every 6 months).

Inventory:

  • Provide necessary procurement documents to the Admin and HR Officer to enhance proper and timely inventory count.

E-Voucher Vendors:

  • Assist in identifying, vetting and training e-voucher vendors.
  • Track vendor complaints, actions and resolutions to augment training for field staff.
  • Oversee development, approval and signature of contracts.
  • Contribute to and refine best practices for e-voucher vendor procurement and management processes.

Communication, Coordination and other duties:

  • Ensure personnel designated to receive (admin. or logistics) have as much notice as possible of expected delivery of goods and to be ready to prepare fully the Goods Received Note (GRN).
  • Provides details of fixed assets procurements (type, quantity, supplier, price, fund/project #, name of partner, etc.) to the personnel responsible for property management.
  • As needed and always respecting segregation of duties recommendations, coordinate with the administration or logistics staff personnel assigned to receive procured goods whenever there is a problem encountered with completing their established functions correctly and in a timely manner, as established in the CRS Procurement Manual:
    • Verify that the goods and invoices received meet the quantity, price and specifications on the Purchase Order/Contract document;
    • Complete a Goods Receiving Note (GRN) for all goods received;
    • Inform the requesting personnel and the PO that their goods have been received;
    • Enter the goods into inventory, and storage if needed; and
    • Submit the GRN and the supplier invoice to the designated non procurement personnel responsible for conducting 3-way matching (invoice, PO, GRN) and payment request processing.
  • Following segregation of duty recommendations, work with staff person(s) assigned in admin. or logistics for receiving to resolve any quantity discrepancies between PO and supplier's delivery note/waybill.
  • As needed and always respecting segregation of duties recommendations, communicate with suppliers to return any damaged goods or mis‑ordered goods to suppliers, and ensure substitution or completion of goods ordered if still applicable.
  • As needed and always respecting segregation of duties recommendations, coordinate with non-procurement personnel assigned to carry out 3-way matching (invoice, PO, GRN) and payment request processing whenever there is a problem encountered with completing their established functions correctly and in a timely manner, as established in the CRS Procurement Manual to make sure that these tasks are completed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the preparation of award letters, agreements, memos and letters as needed
  • Responds to audit queries in a timely and professional manner when necessary.
  • Collects information on price of goods and services whenever needed for budgeting or planning purpose.
  • When necessary and within acceptable parameters expedite requisitions and orders to meet urgent operational needs.
  • Ensure vigilance against fraudulent activities in all procurement processes and keep up to date with latest guidance for fraud prevention.
  • Assist in advancing the use of new technologies and applications to improve procurement process efficiencies.
  • Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
  • Provides support and training on procurement management to CRS staff and partners as found necessary by management.
  • Provide coverage for other staff when required by workload or absence, and perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Support central NE office, sub-offices and pop-up locations as needed. Exchange ideas and best practices within Nigeria as one Supply Chain team.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a First degree in Social Sciences or Arts related field or Higher National Diploma in Management. Master degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience is required.
  • Membership in a professional purchasing organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken English
  • Must have a proven knowledge of contract management
  • Proven ability to prepare reports and maintain complete files and records.
  • Experience managing a team is a plus.

Personal Skills:

  • Must be scrupulously honest and always foster an atmosphere of trust and integrity.
  • Good computers and ICT skills, fully capable with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and PPT), and experience conducting internet sourcing and price comparisons.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform fast, efficient and cost effective procurement service while maintaining the agency's high standards.
  • Good negotiator.
  • Experience conducting market research.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Committed to always providing highest possible customer service.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and relationship builder.
  • When necessary can relay ideas and concepts to partners in an accessible manner.

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Method of Application

Applicants should download the "Application Form" below, fill the form and send it along with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: [email protected] The position title and location must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference numbernly shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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