Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor (Remote) at IPAS Nigeria

Full Time
Posted 6 months ago

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Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor (Remote) at IPAS Nigeria 1

JOB TITLE: Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor

JOB LOCATION: Nigeria (Remote)


  • The Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor sets policy and provides technical guidance and monitoring for global procurement activities.
  • The Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor supports interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures to meet Ipas business needs and context.
  • This position will ensure our ERP system aligns with our business needs and policies.
  • The Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor will provide a structured program to strengthen the capacity of our global offices to maintain the system, documentation, and relevant polices.
  • The Procurement Policy & Compliance Advisor will serve as strategic thought partner on purchasing concepts, standards, sourcing, and complex procurement assignments.
  • This position collaborates with US departments and country offices to manage costs and promote process efficiencies, and provides supportive supervision to one or more direct reports.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead Ipas’s US procurement processes, procedurally and administratively through procurement-related tasks built into Ipas’s ERP, Workday.
  • Create and maintain legally sound procurement instrument templates such as consulting agreements, subawards, and purchase orders. Provide risk reduction guidance to sponsorship and participant agreements.
  • Support requisitioners and buyers in country offices and departments to ensure appropriate documentation is obtained, tracked, and maintained per policy in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist staff in drafting requests for quotes, specifications, vendor evaluation criteria, and sole source justifications. Support negotiation of vendor terms and resolution of vendor performance or compliance issues, as necessary.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, training, and guidance on Ipas’s procurement policy, procedures, and systems. Support the localization of global procurement policy, as requested.
  • Partner with offices’ procurement staff to identify and address gaps in procurement instruments, procedures, and the ERP. Spearhead improvements with an emphasis on organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and standardization. 
  • Keep abreast of evolving procurement best practices and donor procurement standards. Implement updates to reflect changes in regulatory or other matters impacting Ipas.
  • Regularly meet with and listen to internal customers to understand their business needs and constraints. Update policies, procedures, and guidance to address the evolving business and contexts.
  • Provide supportive supervision and professional mentorship to direct report(s) and other matrixed global procurement staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a prior procurement role(s)
  • Proven track record in customer service roles
  • Working knowledge of strategic sourcing concepts and methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience within the purchasing functions
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information both verbally and in writing
  • Strong analytical skills, and user experience knowledge to make and communicate sound management decisions/recommendations
  • Skilled in the use of ERP/financial and other business systems including MSOffice, Outlook, and Sharepoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Skilled in drafting procurement instruments and vendor communications.

Preferred Skills:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • International experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience developing and delivering training for diverse audiences.
  • French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese language capacity.
  • Advanced technical training or certification related to procurement. In-depth working knowledge of contract drafting, management and change control processes.


  • Detail-oriented
  • Customer Service
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Decisive Risk Management and Problem Solving
  • Trainer
  • “I got this” Attitude

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Job Features

Job CategoryManagement Advisor, Procurement Officer