World Bank Job Positions in Abuja Today June 2013

World Bank Job Positions in Abuja Today June 2013

World Bank, Country Office in Nigeria is looking for a highly organized, energized and experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast-paced environment seeks;

 

  1. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST – ABUJA

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

-          Prepare a range of procurement-related documents and reports; and providing guidance and training to junior procurement staff

-          Under the guidance of the Procurement Hub Coordinator, review and handle procurement-related complaints and misprocurement cases, and liaise with the Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) on cases relating to fraud and corruption in procurement and contracting process.

-          Monitor and ensure compliance with Bank’s procurement fiduciary policies and performance against Bank service standards for procurement under projects in the Nigeria portfolio

-          Review and handle the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement (in consultation with Legal and Policy departments as necessary) at all stages of the project cycle

-          Provide operational advice to clients and Bank staff on concepts, policies and procedures for international and local procurement

-          Participate in missions as procurement expert on projects; assess procurement implications of project design, evaluate institutional capacity of borrowers and develop suitable procurement plans; conduct prior and post reviews of Bank-financed contracts

-          Participate in country procurement assessments; prepare background analysis; collaborate on developing appropriate public procurement legislation and practices

-          Work on country procurement system improvement

-          Frequent interaction with Managers and Technical Specialists in the sector and country management units and staff from other agencies, donors, consultants and borrowers

-          Working together with other procurement specialists in the same country office, and under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Procurement Specialist (Procurement Hub Coordinator) based in the Nigeria country office, and under the management of Regional Procurement Manager – West (RPM) based in Washington

-          Procurement support during project preparation; and project implementation (including prior and post reviews of all procurement documents and decisions for selected projects in Nigeria, and other countries as required from time to time, of the projects portfolio financed by the Bank;

-          Help the Borrower in procurement capacity building activities including support during country procurement assessment and the procurement reform process

-          Work on procurement matters across sectors in the performance of the Banks fiduciary and service functions, seeking guidance on complex projects/issues from senior procurement staff;

-          Negotiate and resolve difficult procurement issues with Borrower agencies and handle questions/ complaints from senior officials and contractors on bidding and award issues

 

REQUIREMENTS

-          Masters degree with a major in a relevant discipline (e.g. Engineering, Law, Procurement, Finance, Business or Commerce) and relevant training in procurement work

-          At least 5 years of direct relevant work experience as Procurement Specialist or alternatively, having had responsibilities with a substantial content of his/her position in the procurement area in or outside the World Bank

-          Understanding of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems

-          Understanding of technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all phases of Bank lending operations

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Visit: www.worldbank.org/careers for application


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