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Thursday, July 22, 2010

World Bank Recruiting

World Bank Recruiting
In the Africa Region of the World Bank, operations and country procurement services are provided by the Africa Region Procurement Group (AFTPC), which is part of the Operational Quality and
Knowledge Services Department (AFTQK). AFTQK also includes the Financial Management Services Group (AFTFM), the Results and Learning Group (AFTRL), the Operations Support Group, and the ACTAfrica Group (AIDS Campaign Team for Africa).
JOB TITLE: Procurement Specialist-LRS
Job Number: 101528
Background/General Description:
In-view of the increased demand for Procurement oversight and capacity building in Liberia, the World Bank invites applications from qualified candidates, with proven integrity and a strong track record. One top candidate will be appointed on a Local Appointment basis for a period of two years (subject to renewal based on god performance and need)
Duties and Accountabilities:
The Procurement Specialist will:
(i) provide procurement support during project preparation and implementation;
(ii) carry out the prior review of procurement documents (including Procurement Plans, Request for Proposals, Bid Documents, Evaluation Reports and Contracts) and prepare responses to Task Team Leaders;
(iii) .provide general advice on concepts, procedures and practices of international and national procurement;
(iv) in consultation with the World Bank’s procurement team provide advice to the Task Team Leaders on how to resolve difficult procurement issues;
(v) provide inputs to preparation and implementation support missions that include procurement capacity assessments of implementing agencies, updating the status of major procurement packages, carrying out post procurement reviews; reviewing procurement records management systems, and advising on overall procurement risks and mitigation measures, and
(vi) deliver capacity building clinics and mentoring for Borrower and Bank staff.
Selection Criteria:
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
(a) hold a Masters degree with a major in a relevant discipline (e.g. Procurement, Finance, Public Administration, Law, Business or Commerce, Engineering, or other relevant technical field);
(b) have a minimum of 5 years of direct relevant procurement experience in the public or private sector;
(c) have at least three years of relevant procurement work experience under World Bank or other International Financial Institution (IFI) funded projects;
(d) demonstrate good knowledge of all concepts, principles and approaches in procurement,;
(e) demonstrate significant experience in preparation of procurement capacity assessments, procurement plans, bidding and contract documents, requests for proposals, evaluation reports for procurement of goods, works and consultant services;
(e) demonstrate strong communication skills in English both orally and in written form; and
(f) demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and successful team work.
Method of Application
Electronic Applications Only
For the full position description and complete selection criteria, candidates are requested to CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SITE
You must submit your application electronically to the World Bank through their web site. Email or postal/paper applications will not be considered.
The closing date for receipt of your electronic application is end of day August 2, 2010.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Qualified male and female candidates of diverse background (gender, religious, ethnic) are encouraged to apply.

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