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Eric G.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management
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Last activity Apr, 04, 2021 10:08 AM
Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Benin, Atlantique, Cotonou
  • Overview

    Senior Procurement Specialist with over 15 years of proven professional experience in procurement management processes in public and private sectors at national and international level. Demonstrable professional experience of more than 13 years as first-hand in procurement management, contracts management, risk management on procurement issues, quantification-budgeting-planning-disbursement operations, ranking of procurement documents, preparation of internal and external procurement audits. Experienced in advising donor community, Ministries of Health, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders on procurement and Supply Management issues. Broad experience as Procurement Specialist of donor funded programs for organizations such as the GIZ/(GFATM and GAVI Alliance), Millennium Challenge Account, UNDP/GFATM). Remarkable professional experience in planning, developing and managing procurement of goods, works, consulting, non-consulting services and logistics issues.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

16 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

10 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

16 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

French

Countries i can cover :

Belgium - Burundi - Canada - Congo, The Democratic Republic of the - Haiti - Togo

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Quality Control 11 year(s)
Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
Furniture and Furnishings
Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies

Sourcing/Category Management 11 year(s)
Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
Furniture and Furnishings
Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Printing and Photographic and Audio and Visual Equipment and Supplies

Advisory Services 16 year(s)
Green Procurement
Procurement Digitilisation
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Blockchain
Training
Strategic Sourcing
Contracting/Legal
Education
  • Master 1989-10-01 to 1996-06-01

    Business Management
    National University of Benin (Abomey-Calavi)

Certifications
Professional certifications :Procurement Management of Primary Health Care Medecines Certification : 10/2004; MSH/IDA; Amsterdam. Procurement and Supply Chain management Certification: 11/2006; UNDP, Copenhagen. UNDP Procurement Certification; 03/2007; UNDP-Benin; Procurement of Goods, Works and Services: 07/2008-08/2008; SETYM Montréal, Canada. Contract Management and Disbursement Certification :08/2010-09/2010;SETYM à Douala (Cameroun).
Other certifications :Certificate in Operational Project Planning/MS PROJECT: 09/2008-10/2008; Centre d'Education à Distance, Benin.
Past Experiences
  • GFA Consulting Group | Consulting

    2020-11-01 To 2020-12-01

    Senior Procurement Specialist, Consutant, Fiduciary Agent of Global Fund and GAVI / Ministry of Health, Tchad.

    Review of GAVI Procurement Plan in line with the main objective’s grant;

    • Drafting of all procurement bidding documents to support the Procurement Unit to reduce risk;

    • Assessment of the execution rate of the procurement plan on Global Fund Grant, lessons learned and recommendations for improving the performance of the unit;

    • Capacity building of Procurement Specialist of PMU ;

    • identify the procurement process that have experienced possible bottlenecks and support the PMU to solving them

    • Pay attention to priority procurement activities markets closely with the programmatic units and help the PMU to develop the tender documents.


  • GFA Consulting Group | Consulting

    2019-11-01 To 2019-12-01

    Senior Procurement Specialist, Consutant, Fiduciary Agent of Global Fund and GAVI / Ministry of Health, Tchad

    Technical assistance to the Project Management Unit of the Ministry of Health on the Procurement implementation Plan according to the grant on period from 2019 to 2021;

    • Review of the Procurement Plan

    • Control of compliance with the country's procurement guidelines and procedures: bring out the necessary and mandatory due diligence at the PMU in Procurement area ;

    • Develop a master plan to help PMU to forward on procurement plan implementation;

    • Provide the mission report with formulation of recommendations


  • GIZ International Services | Consulting

    2015-02-01 To 2019-05-01

    Senior Procurement Specialist, Fiduciary Agent of Global Fund and GAV I / Ministry of Health; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Overseeing and coordinating the procurement activities with TB, HIV, Malaria and Expanded Program on Immunization project’s managers in compliance with their annual work-plan;

    • Preparing, delivering and establishing well-developed procurement plans for projects, including monitoring processes;

    •Organizing and conducting procurement processes for goods, works and consulting services in accordance with the procurement legislation and regulations of the country; Consulting on complex issues related to procurement of goods, works and services;

    • Advising Procurement Unit of the Ministry of Health to prepare timely and transparent procurement documents in compliance with national guidelines and Global Fund procurement guidance;

    • Identifying weak points of the procurement processes and taking action where standards or regulations are not met for compliance with the minimum standards given;

    • Reviewing the draft contracts and supporting the Procurement Unit in Contracts management;

    • Developing jobs aids and checklist for Procurement Unit staff;

    • Developing quarterly Procurement Performance Reports for Project Management team and provide appropriate comments;

    • Reviewing and validating all payments documents related to procurement process;

    • Facilitating client capacity development and providing consultations to support business units.

    • Ensured annually the performing of internal auditing of procurement activities and share findings with national Procurement Unit staff before external audit initiated by the Global Fund.    


  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) –Sao Tome /The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) | Consulting

    2013-09-01 To 2014-03-01

    Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Consultant

    • Assured the Principal Recipient (PR) of the Global Fund programs in Sao Tome and Principe with the preparation of: PSM Plans for HIV Phase 2 grant and their Attachments, and Health Products Lists;

    • Along with program team, validated quantification and forecasting schemes proposed by the national authorities (Q&F for health-related products);

    • Assisted national counterparts in the validation of the Quality Assurance Plan for Global Fund health commodities; Monitored, updated stocks, distribution and pipeline information;

    • Conducted an evaluation of the national supply chain and elaborated recommendations for its improvement;

    • Helped Procurement Associate to conduct tenders compliant to Global Fund /UNDP procurement guidelines;

    • Ensured that procured health products comply with international and national standards;

    • Developed and updated the PSM risk management plan and its implementation;

    • Facilitated elaboration of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to verify the work-flows in the Procurement Unit; 


  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-Mali/The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) | Consulting

    2012-08-01 To 2013-04-01

    Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Consultant

    • Draw up the Procurement Supply Management Plan in the approved Global Fund format and linked it with project budget and work plan;

    • Initiated procurement forecasting process for the grants to be taken over by UNDP;

    • Verified the supply situation of Global Fund products and took measures to ensure the continuous availability of all essential health supplies;

    • Contributed and assisted in the establishment of the Procurement Management Unit outline;

    • Drafted detailed ToRs for the national staff and rendered assistance to the CO in the selection process;

    • Set up the process for urgent procurement and distribution activities;

    • Instructed the procurement staff and transferred the experience and data to the new PSM team. 


  • Compact 1- Millennium Challenge Account-Benin : Economic growth and poverty reduction in Benin | Consulting

    2007-06-01 To 2011-10-01

    Procurement Specialist

    • Overall management of all procurement and contractual activities relating to goods, works and consulting services. Conducted all stages of the procurement process in compliance with MCC procurement guidance;

    • Procurement plans and Procurement Implementation Plans were developed and timely submitted to MCC and approved;

    • Advised and support all of four Projects Directors on Compact 1 of MCA-Benin on the full range of procurement issues, including related risks and mitigation measures;

    • Oversaw transparent and timely procurement processes for goods and services complying with Millennium Challenge Corporation’s guidelines;

    • Comply with no objection steps in accordance with the guidelines of MCC;

    • Prepared final contract and any subsequent amendments to that contract;

    • Ensured contracts administration and maintain a record of the contract performance of suppliers, contractors and consultants and of their compliance with or breach of the terms and conditions of contracts,

    • Monitored procurement activities closely with Procurement Agent;

    • Reviewed quarterly and annually procurement implementation report;

    • Supported the Procurement Agent in performing internal auditing procurement activities to ensure that procurement processes comply with the donor policy, guidelines and procedures.   


  • The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) - Ministry of Health -Benin | Consulting

    2007-01-01 To 2007-05-01

    Procurement & Supply Chain Management Specialist

    • Oversaw overall management of bidding processes and bid documents preparation to the GF HSS, TB and Malaria grants. Ensured that the PSM Plans, Attachments to PSM plans, Lists of Health Products are to be approved;

    • Assured that procurement processes are in compliance with UN reform;

    • Drafted various evaluation reports of bids and proposals (technical and financial);

    • Took action where standards or regulations are not met for all procurement activities;

    • Organized the procurement filing system for all orders for each grant;


  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Benin / The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) | Consulting

    2003-08-01 To 2006-12-01

    Procurement & Supply Chain Management Specialist

    • Draft-up the PSM Plan for the AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria;

    • Assured that procurement processes are in compliance with UNDP guidelines;

    • Managed bidding processes for goods and services and prepared appropriate documentation;

    • Carried out various evaluation reports of bids and proposals (technical and financial);

    • Ensured that standards and regulations are met for all procurement activities;

    • Structured and organized the procurement filing system for all orders for each grant.;

    • Maintained routine communication with the Global Fund personnel and other stakeholders regarding PSM Plans, Lists of Health Products and other PSM related documents;

    • When required, placed emergencies orders with another UN agencies as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS and UNPD and carried out contracts management operations;

    • Provided training activities on stock management to stakeholder’s staff.

    • Ensured the performing of internal Auditing of procurement activities before the external audit initiated by the financial technical partner.


  • International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) - (ABPF) /Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille (ABPF) | Consulting

    2001-10-01 To 2003-07-01

    Procurement & Supply Chain Management Specialist

    • Supported regional procurement officers in quantification of reproductive health products.

    • Developed the Supply Plan based on the work-budget plan;

    • Prepared tender documents for medical equipment;

    • Wrote various evaluation reports with for their submission to the procurement manager for approving;

    • Place orders and supervise inventory management of reproductive health products.

    • Reviewed and classified procurement files.

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