This Procurement Specialist will assist in all procurement activities of the three year World Bank Funded Water Sector Support Project II in Tanzania.
27th November, 2019
This Procurement Specialist will assist the Sr. Procurement Specialist in all procurement activities of the three year World Bank Funded Water Sector Support Project II in Tanzania. The Procurement Specialist will assist in the management, execution, and coordination of tasks related to the procurement of goods, services, and civil works for the implementation of the project.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in business, law, economics, finance, or public administration.
Preferred: Professional procurement qualifications or equivalent specialized training
Required: 5 years of professional experience. Preferred: 3 years of experience working as a procurement professional.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of best practices in procurement procedures, project administration and follow-up, and contract management.
Experience working with international development partner institution procurement guidelines and procedures – especially those of the World Bank.
Prior experience in conducting works procurement.
Demonstrated procurement management experience in projects in the water sector (infrastructure and distribution).
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience working in a team, and working with high-level government officials and business executives.
Experience working in similar countries.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent communication skills.
Proactive problem-solving skills independently and with teams
Computer Skills: advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint.
Language: Fluent in English – reading, writing, and speaking.
A strong service orientation.
Adaptability to change and emotional intelligence.
Ability to work effectively and collegially under pressure in a stressful environment and with colleagues from different backgrounds.
Disposition to follow instructions and procedures.
This position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Limited local travel within Tanzania may be required.
Assist in the management of the entire procurement process, and execution and coordination of day-to-day procurement functions such as: assisting to verify technical specifications or terms of reference, prepare and launch tender documents, arrange and facilitate site visits or bidders' conferences, respond to written queries or requests for clarifications, facilitate evaluation panels, prepare evaluation reports, carry out price reasonableness analysis, facilitate contract negotiations, prepare and award contracts, notify regarding contract award, and conduct debriefings with bidders.
Assist in the planning, scheduling, and prioritization of the procurement functions, including plans for the efficient procurement of goods, works, and services. Analyze market conditions and assist in procurement outreach activities. Assist in the preparation of procurement plans, procurement implementation plans, and procurement performance reports.
Assist in the preparation of standard bidding documents, procurement and contract management manuals, bid challenge system, and reporting templates.
Provide contract administration services including arranging for proper inspection, ensuring compliance with terms and conditions of contracts, addressing delays, troubleshooting problems, assisting in contract amendment, disputes and termination, and ensuring completion of works and delivery of goods.
Assure that all procurement activities are performed in a fully professional, transparent, and ethical manner, and that they are in line with procurement regulations and conditions of the grant and implementation agreement. Establish and maintain the procurement management and contract administration record keeping system. Assist with management and resolution of bid challenges. Protect the procurement activity from fraud, waste, and abuse. Ensure that all approvals and procurement records are kept safely and filed appropriately.
Assist in the provision of technical assistance and support to the Ministry of Water (MoW) to build their capacity and ensure that they have appropriate systems and procedures in place.
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