Senior Procurement Specialist (Re - annouce)(588 Views)
About Ministry of communication and IT
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Islamic Republic of
Afghanistan has received Project Preparatory Grant/Fund from the World Bank to prepare for
execution of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to hire a
qualified Individual Consultant to work as Senior Procurement Specialist of the Project and to
carry out relevant procurement capacity building in MCIT.
This Consultancy Support will be provided to MCIT at Kabul, under the Project Preparatory Fund of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project.
The aim of the Digital CASA Afghanistan Project is: (i) to expand and strengthen the Regional and National level broadband connectivity based on Optical Fiber Networks; (ii) to boost up digital society and economy through e-Governance initiatives and (iii) to prepare an enabling environment and Regulation for the growth of ICT Sector in Afghanistan. The project will do so by: (a) expansion and strengthening of broadband connectivity in Central Asia and South Asia Region; (b) expansion and strengthening of national broadband connectivity in Afghanistan; (c) Commissioning of a Network called “Govnet” to connect most of the Government Offices at Central and Provincial Government levels; (d) Automation of citizen-centric services through e-Governance initiatives; (e) Automation of e-Governance mechanisms and strengthening of e-Delivery Platforms; (f) framing up of Regulations, Policies, Strategies and Policies for growth of ICT Sector.
To contribute towards achievement of some of the above mentioned objectives of Digital CASA
Afghanistan Project, MCIT has decided to avail the consultancy services of an Individual
Consultant to work as Senior Procurement Specialist who could also build
the capacity of the Procurement Department of MCIT through intensive Training Programs.
This Consultancy Support is essentially required to assist the existing PIU of ICT Sector Development Project (ICTDP) and MCIT’s Procurement Department in carrying out Procurements for the Procurement packages under the Project Preparatory Fund of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project.
The objectives of this assignment are to: i) support the PIU and the PICU with all procurements under new Project(Digital CASA) and other programs being undertaken by MCIT; ii) assist the procurement department staff members of MCIT in their tasks.
The consultant will work under the guidance of the Head of PIU as established for ICTDP and coordinate with other staff in Procurement Department and other Departments of MCIT. He will be accountable for ensuring that all the procurements under Project Preparatory Grant of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project are done in accordance with the procurement procedures agreed upon between the World Bank and the Government of Afghanistan, in an efficient and transparent manner. The consultant will also provide procurement advice and support to the Procurement department of MCIT.
|Date Posted:||09 Apr 2018||Reference:||MCIT - CASA - 001|
|Closing Date:||18 Apr 2018||Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1||Gender:||Any|
|Functional Area:||Business Administration||Open Ended:||NO|
|Nationality:||Afghan||Salary Range:||As per NTA Salary Scale Policy|
|Contract Type:||Contractor||Years of Experience:||7 Year(s)|
|Contract Duration:||0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s)||Extension Possibility:||Yes|
|Probation Period:||2 Months|
Duties and Responsibilities
• Advise Director of PIU and the PICU of Digital CASA Project on the project procurement issues as related to Digital CASA Afghanistan Project(called Project);
• Support the Director of PIU by:
o Preparation, reviewing and clearing procurement plan for the project and procurement monitoring plan for the project;
o Preparing, reviewing and clearing commercial aspects of bidding documents/RFPs, bid evaluation, short-listing and technical evaluations for all procurement activities required under the project;
o Following up with concerned government departments and the World Bank (if required) to have the TORs and bidding documents approved and issued in a timely manner according to the approved procurement plan of the Project;
o Managing the process of advertising, correspondence, bid receipt and bid opening strictly in accordance with agreed upon procurement procedures;
o Preparing and reviewing evaluation reports to submit for approval;
o Following up with concerned government departments and the World Bank (if required) to have the evaluation reports approved in a timely manner;
o Participating in contract negotiations with the winning consultancy firm(s);
o Managing the procurement filing system in a systematic manner;
o Monitoring and reporting of procurement implementation status and progress to the Head of PIU and the World Bank as required;
• Coordinating with, providing necessary training or assistance to other Departments of MCIT on procurements.
• Training staff of the Procurement Directorate of MCIT and ATRA on procurement issues.
• Assisting the PICU with other procurement related matters as and when required.
• Fluent English both written and spoken;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Excellent documentation skills;
• Flexibility, ability to adapt to complex and evolving situations;
• Have familiarity with MS Office package;
• A minimum bachelor’s degree (preferably master’s degree) in engineering, Economics, Law, Computer Science, or any other relevant degree with additional relevant trainings in procurement;
b. Work Experience
• A good knowledge of public procurement principles, procedures as well as FIDIC and World Bank’s Standard Procurement Guidelines;
• At total of 7 years of general work experience in carrying out public procurement;
• At least 7 years general work experience in the position of Procurement Specialist;
• Master Degree holders shall possess 4 years and with Bachelor it shall be 6 years.
• Previous experience in capacity development roles is a distinct advantage;
• Minimum 5 years of experience with donors funded projects.
Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
Bachelors Degree, Business Administration
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV, Brochures, Description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills etc.).
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January, 2011 edition).
Expressions of interest (Cover Letter and a detailed Resume) must be submitted by 18Th of Apr 2018, 16.00 Kabul time to
Applications sent later than the indicated date/time will not be considered.
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