Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position position below in our French Section:


Job Title: Purchasing Officer

Location: Abuja

Employment Type: Contract

Contract type: Open Ended

Contract:208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

Level: 5

Main Purpose

  • Performing the day-to-day purchasing activities in a particular supply office (coordination or project level) according to MSF protocols and standards to ensure an optimal running of the mission/project.

Job Description

Performing the day-to-day purchasing activities of a supply office, analyzing market sources, and competitive pricing conditions among different suppliers to ensure an ongoing supply of goods, following the procurement procedures and according to MSF standards and protocols. Including the following activities:

  • Constantly assessing the local market, seeking products and suppliers that offer the best value for money, and negotiating prices to guarantee the best quality and pricing for MSF goods and commodities. Regularly updating the supplier-item-price data in the supply office and informing the Supply (Activity) Supervisor / Logistics Supervisor of all information or modifications to the data, i.e., price, address, items available.
  • At the request of the line manager, obtaining different quotations from suppliers according to the MSF Purchasing policy and placing purchase orders to pre-selected suppliers with whom prices have been agreed.
  • Requesting invoices or receipts, without delay, for all purchases, checking they are correctly filled and translating information written in the local language before approval.
  • Teamwork with the supply team.
  • Sourcing materials, goods, products, and services and negotiating the best or most cost-effective contracts and deals.
  • Tracking orders, reminding suppliers, and ensuring timely delivery.
  • Updating and maintaining records of all orders, payments, and received stock.
  • Analyzing data to determine which suppliers offer the best value for products and services.
  • Performing delegated tasks according to his/her activity and as specified in his/her job description.
  • Managing the administrative and accounting procedures related to purchases: completing purchase orders, checking delivery notes (against orders), managing advances issued by the Finance Department, etc.
  • Updating information on purchase lists after purchases are made.
  • Assisting in the reception control process with the storekeeper.
  • Archiving all supply documents accordingly.
  • Processing specific purchases in UNIFIELD for another project, e.g., Katsina or Jahun.



  • Essential: University Degree
  • Desirable: Commerce-Related Studies


  • Essential: 2 years’ experience in supply chain-related jobs


  • Essential: Fluency in English
  • Desirable: Any local language


Computer: Essential Literacy in Microsoft Packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)


  • Results and Quality Orientation L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Service Orientation L1
  • Stress Management L2


  • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.


  • According to MSF salary scale (Level 5) plus 13th-month allowance equivalent to 1 month of gross salary.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] using “Purchasing Officer” as the subject of the mail.


  • Qualified females are highly encouraged to apply. Only successful applicants will be called for the next steps and are obligated to disclose any information about family member(s) currently in the employment of MSF-France in any location.
  • No monetary transactions, demands of favors in kind, or other types of favoritism will be tolerated in the MSF recruitment process. MSF reserves the right to refuse to hire a candidate who has benefited from any such acts. All illicit demands may be pursued through the judicial system.
  • MSF is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages any Nigerian citizen to apply irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed, or political affiliation

Application Deadline  12th June, 2024.


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