|Date Posted:||Jul 1, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jul 11, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
About National Procurement Authority:
After several decades of wars and civil strife, building an effective state - one that can provide security and services to the people - has been at the heart of the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The government has made significant progress in many areas such as primary education, basic health services, irrigation, rehabilitation, and rural development. In spite of the Government’s best efforts to improve the service delivery in priority sectors like health, education and infrastructure, corruption remains a major obstacle in effective governance and thus efficient service delivery to the people of Afghanistan. The Government has taken many steps to ensure that corruption is dealt with a firm hand and is contained in the medium term and completely eradicated in the long term. One of the main area of corruption is procurement. Till now, the procurement system in Afghanistan was fragmented across Procurement Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS) under the Ministry of Economy and the Special Procurement Commission (SPC) under the chairmanship of the Minister for Finance, apart from the procurements handled by individual line ministries and other sub-national entities. As part of the ongoing system reforms by the present Afghanistan Government, these three entities have been amalgamated into one single agency called National Procurement Authority (NPA) to act as the apex procurement organization, to formulate policies related to public procurement and to regulate the public procurement function in the entire nation. The NPA will consolidate the functions of above mentioned entities into a single central organization to oversee and facilitate all national procurement (goods, works and services) above a certain threshold and which are vital to economic development of Afghanistan. In addition, it will look after the policies and procedures to strengthen the procurement system and start e-procurement in Afghanistan, to bring about a completely transparent public procurement system. Other objectives of this directorate are to enhance budget execution, ensuring efficiency in public procurement system, recruitment of professional and honest procurement civil servants at different levels and various capacities.
Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to
Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare bidding documents for the procurement of goods, works and services in accordance with the guide lines of the World Bank and Afghanistan Procurement guideline and Afghanistan procurement law;
To do need assessment of NPA needs, regularly every six months. And see what really is required to be procured.
Assist in providing administrative support to NPA in management of day-to-day affairs of the NPA.
Assist in preparing the procurement plan with related staff.
Regularly update data in STEP online system.
Coordinate with relevant department of NPA; establish regular working relationships networks with staff from all relevant entities.
To do procurement for NPA as per plan and with accordance to law,
Preparing the purchasing request, preparing the purchasing committee documents.
Coordinate with procurement department and related purchasing departments in preparing the Forms.
Proper filing system in accordance to the best practices
Ensuring competitive price and quality goods, works and services
Timely delivering of packages and items to the requested directorates
Preparing the lists of all the current and previous purchased assets with identification of items, price, dates etc
Help in updating the inventory list on regular bases.
Preparing a clear information about the purchased list and can prepare a report upon request.
Any other task assigned by the SSU management
a. Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Economics.
The degree must be attested from MOHE of Afghanistan.
b. Required Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressive work experience with government or donor funded organizations in Procurement and Logistics.
Required Key Competencies
Excellent working knowledge of English, both written and verbal. Fluent in Dari/Pashto.
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, MS Project), email/internet,
Be able to work in a challenging and demanding environment.
Be able to work in a multi-cultural environment