Senior Procurement Specialist (Re - annouce)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 852
Date Posted:Oct 13, 2018
Reference:MCIT - CASA - 001
Closing Date:Oct 19, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:2 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Ministry of communication and IT:

based on it services and electronic government

Job Summary:

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.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Key Competencies

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;

Duties & 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.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



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.

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