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Graduate Purchase Officer at Solidarites International

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is 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:  water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Purchase Officer

Location: Ngala, (Borno State) with movements inside the state

Probationary Period: 1 month

Contract Duration: 3 months, subject to renewal upon available donor funding.

Mission/Objectives: Purchaser

  • 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 Tasks
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.

Personal Abilities

  • Languages: English, (Haussa, Kanuri a plus)
  • Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector)
  • Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, good knowledge of the local market 

Technical competences: 

  • B.Sc. in Business Administration/HND Business Admin
  • Training or work experience in procurement
  • Microsoft Office ( Excel and Word skills).

Application Closing Date
17th October, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and suitability statement as a single attachment to: [email protected] The subject of the email should be the Position Title/ Location and the CV/Suitability Statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name.
Hardcopy Application in an envelope to:
Solidarites International Office,

No 8 Manassa Street, Behind Polo ground,


Borno State


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • 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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