Procurement and Grants Contract Supervision Specialists

Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 1302
Date Posted:Aug 29, 2018
Reference:002-2018-ADB
Closing Date:Sep 19, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About GreenTech Dunia Consulting:

GreenTech Dunia (GTD) is a registered project management Consulting Company (MoCI license No.: D- 78011) established in 2015. We stand for environmental sustainability and innovation embedded in a global mindset. GTD’s team consists of experienced experts from various professional fields, who have successfully completed projects in Afghanistan, Germany, Pakistan, UAE, and Iran. GTD's team is committed to delivering value-based and innovative solutions to its clients by applying a management approach that considers not only the science but also the art of project management. GTD pursues a team-work approach by closely cooperating with all involved stakeholders throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. GTD maintains an expert database with up to 3,000 national and 500 international experts. GTD has local and international cooperation partners in various sectors; thus sustaining the global mindset of the company. GTD's goal is to contribute to the improvement of people's living standards through the employment of a holistic approach. This approach takes into account social and economic factors alike; consequently allows us to develop appropriate technologies for the sustainable development of emerging economies. GTD is developing and managing projects in the field of renewable energy, water, agriculture, and environment. GTD’s commitment to the cause is further strengthened by the fact that it dedicates 5 % of its annual profit to other research and development projects in Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

The proposed position is required to assure that subproject designs will adequately address the issue of value addition for export expansion and import substitution objectives for horticultural products of Afghanistan and that there is adequate technical support available during the preparation of subproject designs and their subsequent review based on technical requirements. They will also be needed to support the PMU and PIUs during implementation to assist in subproject identification, screening, preparation (of SIRs) and supervision during construction to strictly enforce the safeguard requirements during construction. In addition, expertise is needed in small to medium enterprise business development and planning.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

see qualification

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the team leader in managing and implementing the project and ensuring compliance with the project implementation plan, the loan agreement, and the project agreement(s);
(ii) Ensure that the ADB procurement directives and norms, described in the loan and project agreements, are fully respected in all stages of the procurement of goods, works, and services for the project;
(iii) Assist the PMU in preparing bidding documents for the turnkey contracts in accordance with ADB guidelines taking into account the Afghanistan Procurement Law and relevant regulations. Coordinating and supervising all project procurement activities, in close coordination with the PMU and ADB;
(iv) Review tender documents with particular reference to the commercial aspects to ensure ADB comments are incorporated in the final version;
(v) Assist in evaluation of bids and proposals if requested, and in the preparation of any relevant evaluation reports;
(vi) Supervise the contract clauses and contractual compliances by the contractors;
vii) Assist the PMU in regular update of the procurement plan in coordination with the work plan and time schedule of the project and the financing plan;
(viii) Support the PMU during contract negotiations and ensure meetings are properly recorded and ADB norms and applicable national regulations are followed and that these are attached as annexes to the contract form;
(ix) Develop systems to train and transfer procurement skills on various aspects of ADB’s procedures for CPMO permanent procurement staff and PMU staff as appropriate;
(x) Verify that correct documentation for each disbursement related to the execution of the contracts is maintained and that the corresponding contractual obligations have been fulfilled;
(xi) Develop a contract monitoring and management system that can be adopted by the project to monitor the large number of anticipated procurement contracts at national and provincial levels in cooperation with the CPMO procurement and administration staff;
(xii) Assist in the planning and budgeting for the project program, taking the lead role in the financial plan and budgets and ensuring that the assumptions, parameters, guidelines, and policies in planning are complied with; and
(xiii) Ensuretimelypreparationandsubmissionofprogressreportsrelatedtoprocurement and disbursement; particularly, contributing inputs to the ISC’s quarterly progress reports for project management and supervision and the brief monthly summary reports, highlighting potential and actual issues and/or problems related to procurement and disbursement and recommending corrective measures and/or actions for PMU’s actions.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Bamian, Gardez, Ghazni, Kabul, Kunar, Khost, Laghman, Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika, Wardak

Qualifications:

The specialist must have at least master’s degree in economics, business administration, finance, and procurement or a relevant educational background.
 Have at least 15 years of experience in procurement and contract management and familiarity with ADB procurement procedures and practices.
 Experience of Afghan finance and procurement systems is preferable.
 The challenges imposed by the large number of relatively small procurement contracts demands a thorough understanding of the principles for both open competitive bidding (nationally advertised) as well as the more complex arrangements associated with community participation in procurement, both of which are used extensively in the
procurement of on-farm investments.

Job Keywords:

Procurement, Grant Management, Contract Management
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