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Regional MarketPlace (Procurement) Advisor – MENA at British Council

Company Info

British Council – Our mission is to foster peace and prosperity by establishing connections, promoting mutual understanding, and nurturing trust between the people of the United Kingdom and nations across the globe.

Title: Regional MarketPlace (Procurement) Advisor – MENA

Location: Akoko North East, Ondo State

About the job

  • We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Role Purpose

  • To provide administrative and transactional assistance to the British Council Procurement function in the region.

Main AccountabilitiesProcurement administration

  • Ensure adherence to the corporate procurement policy and processes, and external financial regulations in all aspects of the role
  • Check that Purchase Requests received from the countries comply with British Council corporate procurement policy.
  • Classify incoming Purchase requisitions into Purchase orders or Intercompany orders and decide which internal purchasing system is required. Convert PRs received into PO or I/C request
  • Reconcile or resolve value discrepancies
  • Act as a contact point between country operational teams and the Shared Services Centre with regards to payment processing Procurement will be developing a greater level of engagement with the business units and establishing a strong business partnering approach.
  • Follow up with the operational teams in the countries on down-payments and operational advances approvals in line with corporate policy

Master data & new vendor requests

  • Ensure all activity is directed towards preferred suppliers as much as possible.
  • Maintain and update contracts database as required
  • Support the vendor creation requests from the business and ensure required documents and information is provided in order to fulfil requests

About You (essential Requirements For The Role)

  • University degree or equivalent
  • Entry-level administration work experience
  • Experience in administration of procurement and/or finance; conducting external purchases with overseas countries in the region
  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • Basic administrative and financial skills with demonstrable attention to detail

Desirable requirements for the role

  • Diploma/qualification/degree in a relevant top
  • Experience working for the British Council
  • Knowledge of the British Council procurement policy
  • Experience working for a UK Governmental organisation
  • Experience working for an international organisation
  • Experience in the operational use of P2P within SAP

Deadline: 3rd July 2023

How to Apply: Interested candidates should Click Here to apply.

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