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Procurement Specialist

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About DABS

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA), through its 2006 Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), set out ambitious three to five year goals for increasing access to electricity. The aim was for electricity supply to reach at least 65 percent of households and 90 percent of non-residential establishments in major urban areas and at least 25 percent of households in rural areas. This would have represented a considerable increase over the rate of electrification – which had last been reliably estimated at six percent nationwide in 2003. More recent estimates suggest that some 25-30 percent of households have access to grid electricity. There appears to be no reliable estimate for the number of people with access to off-grid electricity although there is some 134MW of small hydro, diesel generators and solar power installed.

Responsibility for management and operation of the electricity system rests with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity utility. Until 2009, DABS was a department of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). DABS’s corporatization has been accompanied by a strong program of commercialization supported by the World Bank and more recently by USAID. DABS are responsible for the installed domestic generation capacity, including about 230MW of hydropower and with it Naghlu Hydropower Plant, although only about 138MW is currently in service.

Job Summary

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity utility. Until 2009, DABS was a department of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). DABS’s corporatization has been accompanied by a strong program of commercialization supported by the World Bank and more recently by USAID. DABS are responsible for the installed domestic generation capacity, including about 230MW of hydropower and with it Naghlu Hydropower Plant, although only about 138MW is currently in service.

DABS World Bank funded projects Unit currently handling four projects namely:

1. Naghlu Hydropower Rehabilitation Projects (NHRP)
2. Afghanistan Power Sector Development Project (APSDP)
3. DABS Planning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP)
4. Herat Electrification Project
Procurement Specialist, under the supervision of the Head of World bank funded Projects is responsible for leading the preparation and execution of all contract documentation under the project in accordance with the World Bank and the Government of Afghanistan rules, and responsible for assisting senior procurement specialist in management of the tendering process, bid evaluation and award approval process.

Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Sep 2017 Reference: VA-DABS-HQs/96-0134
Closing Date: 19 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Procurement Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. To Assist Senior Procurement specialist and work along with the Procurement Advisor and with the DABS Procurement Team, World Bank Funded projects team and other international Specialists.
2. Identify the most appropriate procurement approach and packaging of the assignments.
3. Preparation REOI/ RFP/SBD and Shopping documents of commercial aspects.
Coordinate with Technical department to have the Technical specifications documents, Employers Requirements etc. and to compile for the Bidding documents using the World Bank's standard bidding documents for submission to WB for Review and NOL
4. The Procurement Specialist shall provide overall procurement guidance and support during the bidding/selection process using the World Bank\'s standard Procurement Guidelines
5. Follow up with the respective departments of DABS on processes to ensure compliance with World Bank procurement requirements within DABS\'s operational procurement framework.
6. Consult with NHRP, DPCSP, APSDP and Herat Electrification Project team and Head of WB Projects in all aspects of the procurement system, bidding documents and procurement plan review and revision.
7. Co-ordinate with Evaluation Committee members for completing the TEC & FEC reports for approval of DABS management
8. Corresponded with the Bidders for clarifications on the Procurement related activities
9. Procurement Specialist shall prepare the Final Bid evaluation report in the format of WB, and submission to DABS Procurement team for review and seeking approval from DABS management.
10. Preparation of Notification of Award, draft Contract Agreement as per the WB templates and submission to Head of World Bank Projects for obtaining NOL from WB.
11. Preparing the letters and Mail for WB for obtaining NOL,
12. Regular Follow ups and review meetings with DABS procurement departments on the progress of the procurement.
13. Update the client and World Bank Projects Head-PIU regularly concerning the progress.
14. Preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports and submission to DABS management.
15. Representing DABS to consult closely with the World Bank’s procurement team.
16. Assist Evaluation committees and Purchasing committees for overall documentation / document preparation.

Skills

Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English Language as well one of the national languages (Pashto-Dari).
Excellent writing and communications as evidenced by a body of written work,
Excellent computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree preferably in public administration, management, development or any other fields from a recognized, accredited university.

• At least 5 years’ experience of public procurement with international donor funded projects out of which a minimum of 3 years should be in the capacity of Procurement Specialist or senior procurement officer.

• Working with International Donors (World Bank, ADB, USAID and UN) and its projects is preferable.

• Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English Language as well one of the national languages (Pashto-Dari).

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Procurement

Submission Guideline

Dear Applicant,
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered in your Resume / CV that are uploaded are received and are accurate. Documents must be uploaded as the correct document type Word Format) or they will not be considered. Example: Resume must be submitted as a Resume. Recruitment Team will not modify, change or contact you regarding the completeness or accuracy of your application. If a document is not legible, you will not be able to attend the interview and you must again upload it by the close date.
NOTE: DO NOT upload performance appraisals, letters of recommendations, miscellaneous certificates, training plans or position descriptions. These documents will not be used qualify you.
Resume / CV: A Resume / CV in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, a detailed description of your law enforcement duties and the dates you performed those duties (DD/MM/YY). Upload as 'Resume' / ‘CV’

Submission Email

hr@dabs.af

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