Consultant – Public Procurement

  Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 640
Date Posted:Jul 21, 2020
Reference:033/2020
Closing Date:Jul 31, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Consulting
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:3 month(s)
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Integrity Watch Afghanistan:

Founded:  

BACKGROUND


Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.


The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.


Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 50 staff members and 1400 volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Badakhshan, Balkh, Bamyan, Ghor, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Logar, Nangarhar, Parwan, Panjshir, Samangan, and Wardak.


Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.


PROGRAM BACKGROUND

CoST-the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative in an international initiative aimed to strengthen transparency and accountability in publicly funded projects by disclosure of information. The initiative supports country operations through guidance, technical support and the exchange of knowledge and experiences. Following a recommendation from the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan joined the CoST initiative in October 2013 through Ministry of Economy.

Job Summary:

The Public Procurement Consultant will be responsible to work on CoST Afghanistan 3rd Assurance Report. Assurance report is a light touch independent review that highlights the accuracy and completeness of the disclosed data on a small sample of projects and identifies issues of concern for the public. Central to this process is the publication of assurance reports, which generate interest and help to build demand for reforms.

Especially he or she will be responsible to analysis all the infrastructure project’s procurement documents and papers

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.Check Accuracy of the disclosed information of infrastructure projects by Procurement entities (Assessment of Disclosed information accuracy by project and contract phases and identification of issues of concern for the public.

2.Perform Infrastructure projects procurement documents study from inception to completion specially bid/proposal evaluation reports and award recommendations and identify issues of concern

3 Monitor compliance of the contractor with project scope, cost and timeline

4.Draft daily reports and final inspection reports along with their supporting deliverables; provide a thorough analysis of the cause and effect of each finding

5.Check the Government’s e-procurement website to see if the procuring entities have disclosed the information required.

6.Ensure proper documentation is collected and vetted prior to acquisition in line with necessary rules and regulation governing hiring process;

7.Request the additional information CoST requires for disclosure from the procuring entities.

8.Visit and follow up with procurement entities (Ministries and independent authorities) for document check of projects

9.Conduct procurement legal compliance assessment in the light of Afghanistan procurement low and regulation.

10.Draft a report that summarises the coverage of the disclosure, identifies broad procurement performance issues across the sample of projects and highlights points of interest specific to the individual projects.

11.Identify whether a detailed review of a sample of projects is required.

12.Analysis the reviewed procurement data and prepare a comprehensive final report regarding the contracting process of a sample size of infrastructure project from inception to completion.

13.Recommendations on the key findings in procurement area

14.Carrying out any other related activities and task assigned by the Program Manager


Job Requirement:

Education

  • Must hold at least a bachelor degree in Construction Engineering, social sciences, public policy, public administration, or other relevant fields. Master’s in Business Administration, Engineering and construction management would be given preference.

Experience

  • Hold at least 3-5 years of experience in the procurement area especially infrastructure projects
  • Excellent knowledge of Researching in the area of infrastructure
  • Experience in proposal development, donor report writing and budget management is required.
  • Experience with community and volunteer organizations is highly preferred;

Knowledge, expertise and capabilities

  • Be motivated to bring change to the Infrastructure sector in Afghanistan
  • Have a good knowledge of the aid community and civil society;

·        Have a basic knowledge of the anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, social audit and access to information;

·        Hold good knowledge of finance, budget tracking and planning

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English, speak Dari and Pashto;
  • Be a strong and confident communicator and presenter;
  • Be able to network and establish professional relationships with ease;
  • Be willing and able to build strong relationships with community members in target provinces as well as public officials of all levels;
  • Be open to accepting direction and guidance from supervisors;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from different cultures and professional backgrounds
  • Able to work independently and efficiently.
  • Result-oriented and able to deliver within tight deadlines;

·        Able to commit to at least one year;

·        Willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends as requested by IWA management

Languages:

Fluency in English, Pashtu and Dari

Computer Skills

Office Package “MS. Office, MS. Excel, Power Point”; Internet, Outlook; 

Personal qualities

  • Should be able to work as a team and independently;
  • Should have analytical skill;
  • Should be able to resolve problems;
  • Possess a high level of motivation and strong work ethic


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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