Procurement Officer Jobs Vacancy Nigeria 2019
Employment Opportunity Nigeria: Procurement Officer Jobs Vacancy Nigeria 2019


As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable

development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping

a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment

promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse

expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the

private sector and governments of other countries. We work with businesses,

civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction

between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic

Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in

Bonn and Eschborn. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are

national personnel, work in around 120 countries (December 2017).

GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a

country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 280 national and 51

international employees and 4 integrated specialists are working in the

country (as of 31.12.2018).


The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) is co-funded by the

European Union and the German Government. It is implemented by Deutsche

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH). NESP aims at

enabling and fostering investments in the Renewable Energy (RE), Energy

Efficiency (EE) and rural electrification/energy (RrE) sectors of Nigeria.

The programme supports key stakeholders such as the FMPWH to develop

and implement sector strategies, structured procurement approaches for both

off-grid and on-grid RE solutions and the standardization in EE to build the backbone for implementation activities. Data provision and analysis as well as the development of innovative finance tools connect all technical areas of the programme.

To that effect, three components have been established under NESP: (1)

Electrification Planning, (2) Sustainable Energy Access (On-grid and Off-grid)

and (3) Enabling Environment for RE and EE investments.

The mentioned components, notably Sustainable Energy Access, have plans

to procure for large amounts of goods, e.g. electrical, thermal or building

construction equipment.


As a Procurement Officer, under the supervision of the Head of Admin &

Finance and in close collaboration with the other NESP components as well

as Country Office and Headquarters, your job will be to procure for goods

according to NESP needs and in accordance with GIZ rules

The Procurement Officer, in accordance with GIZ rules,

Coordinates effectively with the NESP components and the

procurement departments at Country Office and GIZ Headquarters.

Prepares all documentation required for the procurement of goods, as

per the technical specifications developed by the NESP components.

Ensures completeness and quality of the procurement documents

Assists in the management of tender processes in Country Office or

HQ – preparation of adverts in newspapers, quick signature

procedures, preparation of contractual agreements etc.

Follows-up on all procurement processes to ensure their timely


Monitors the markets for goods.

Documents and files completed order transactions in reference files

and in DMS (in line with GIZ’s filing rules).

Control of deliveries, Control of invoices and receipts – assures

quality and materially correctness of deliveries

Arranges for the safe transfer of goods to their destination, notifies

delivery location and time processes cases of damage in transport

Informs the NESP components on time about the status of

procurement of goods, particularly in the event of delays.

Assures complete customs declarations procedures, in the case of

importation of equipment.

Collaborates with the accounts team in invoice analysis and ensures

proper preparation and execution of payment orders.

General obligations

The Procurement officer:

is familiar with all components of NESP, concepts and status of

implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff;

Represents the interest of the GIZ and NESP, and always acts on their


Carries out important tasks for the programme, even if these are not

explicitly cited in the job description; performs other duties and tasks

at the request of the management.

Required qualifications, competencies and experience

Qualifications: University degree in Economics, Finance, Accountancy

or a related field.

Professional experience: At least 5 years professional experience in a

comparable position.

Other knowledge, additional competences

Outstanding knowledge of procurement.

Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software,

phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS


Proficiency in English, ideally a knowledge of German

Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed,

corresponding measures to be agreed with management.

Good organizational skills

A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility.

Innovative and possessing a positive attitude to change.

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation as one

document with complete contact details via email 

(Please include Vacancy No_044. in mail subject)

GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are

encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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