Procurement Intern at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Job Title: Procurement Intern | Requisition ID: req12105
Location: Maiduguri, Borno | The international rescue committee (IRC)
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time

The international rescue committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s emergency response team, with local partner CISCOPE (civil society coalition for poverty eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in kogi state from February to May 2013. This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food “security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014. IRC has been supporting programs in Adamawa state early 2014 and expanded into Maiduguri in late 2015. The headquarters for IRC Nigeria is in Abuja city and provide support for the field office from the head office.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Procurement Assistant (Intern) is a key position within Supply Chain and carries responsibility for the integrity of the IRC’s procurement system.
  • Supply Chain must be able to rapidly procure Program supplies, services and equipment, whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.
  • This individual will be responsible for pro-active sourcing, team supporting, supplier reference checking, updating procurement trackers & supplier data base along with material category price list, S / he will also help the staff in finalizing the planned MSA / MPA’s in a timely manner by supporting in the site visits procedure & documentation preparation

Major Responsibilities

  • Updating supplier data base & Material category price list
  • Updating payment sheet, Sole procurement Tracking sheets & MSA tracker
  • Sourcing new suppliers through site visits and online search
  • Assist on photocopying, scanning, archiving procurement files &reception of goods
  • Follow-up internally between SC department and Finance department on procurement related transactions.
  • Following the guidance of the procurement staff, to ensure that all fields’ goods, to be dispatched along with all the needed documentation (Waybills…).
  • Sending request for feedback regarding suppliers performance & update supplier files accordingly
  • Participate MSA / MPA  and Tender procedures as per staff need.
  • Routine communication, coordination and planning with the relevant requesting staff / programs regarding the order and delivery of supplies.
  • Ensuring that all Supplies, services and equipment’s required are delivered in time.
  • Establishment and maintenance of ethical, professional working relationships with suppliers
  • Any other duties or tasked delegated by Procurement Officer or senior procurement manager

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Procurement Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  N / A
  • Other Internal and / or external contacts:
  • Internal: Suppy Chain, Program and Finance team.
  • External:  Vendors.

Qualifications

  • Under Graduate or Bachelor University Degree, preferably in Management, Administration or related fields
  • Work Experience: 0-1 year
  • Language Skills:  Excellent in English
  • Maintain attention to detail, and coordinate multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Sense of humor
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good knowledge and use of Microsoft excel.
  • A good command of English language.

Working Environment:  

  • This position is located in Maiduguri.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Important Information & Notice

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.