International / Multinational

Graduate Purchasing Officer Recruitment at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International is a Humanitarian Aid organization that has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Purchasing Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Beginning of Contract:  15th October, 2018
Contract duration:  3 months (with possibility of extension)
Probation period: 1 month


  • The purchase officer carries out the purchases for the programs and structure for his/her assigned base.
  • He/she is one of the guarantors for implementing and respecting Solidarités International purchase procedures.

Main Task

  • Knowledge and monitoring of the market:Take part in the analysis of the local purchasing environment
  • Update price lists and supplier files.

Implementation of purchasing process:

  • Receive and process requests for quotes and IOFs after verification and approval by his/her line manager
  • Implement purchases while respecting the rules and approval  procedures established by donors and Solidarités International
  • Ensure that products purchased correspond to the requirements of the purchase officer’s requirements in terms of quantity and quality
  • Ensure that the format of, and information on quotes and invoices comply with regulations
  • Ensure compliance with administrative procedures for the management of advances and payment of suppliers
  • Establish and archive purchasing files in accordance with the rules of Solidarités International and its donors
  • Monitor and update IOFs electronically.


  • Ensure the compilation of price lists and suppliers
  • Ensure the monitoring of IOF requests and inform purchase officers of the status of their orders.

Technical Competences

  • B.Sc/HND in Business Admin/Economics/Marketing or related
  • Languages: English, Hausa (Kanuri a plus)
  • Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector)
  • Microsoft Office ( Excel and Word skills).

Personal abilities:

  • Reliable, honest, very good organization, good knowledge of the local market.

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria.

Deadline: 5th October, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (CV and suitability statement as a single attachment) to: . The file must be named with the name and the surname of the candidate and the subject of the mail must be Purchaser Maiduguri.


  • No paper applications will be accepted
  • Females are encouraged to apply
  • Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the final date.

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