World Bank Group
World Bank Group
The World Bank West and Central Africa Procurement Unit seeks to recruit a procurement professional.
Effective, efficient, and transparent public procurement is crucial for achieving AFWs objectives.
The procurement specialist will:
Provide implementation support to the Banks portfolio in the country. Including through inputs for policy-based operations, hands-on implementation support and fiduciary due diligence of investment financing.Understand relevant procurement markets using analytical tools and approaches to define more effective procurement strategies.Efficiently engage in policy dialogue to help countries to reform and improve their public procurement systems.
The Procurement Specialist will be working under the oversight and mentorship of the Regional Accredited Practice Manager. The duty station for this position is Accra in Ghana.
Procurement Specialist Selection Criteria
High level of integrity.Excellent command of English.A Masters degree with a major in a relevant field (e.g., business administration, engineering, commerce, law, procurement, public policy, etc.).Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices governing international procurement, with the ability to translate concepts into operational work, including but not limited to VFM, sustainable procurement, strategic sourcing, market analysis, contract management, etc…Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in carrying out technical duties in procurement inside or outside the World Bank.Ability to deal sensitively in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
Procurement Specialist General Competencies
Good interpersonal skills and persuasiveness in presenting, discussing, and resolving highly complex issues, both orally and in writing.Autonomous and committed with technical quality.Ability to solve problems involving multiple partners and constraints.Analytical skills to recognize patterns, extract conclusions and formulate strategies out of information coming from multiple sources and in a variety of forms.
Specific Specialized Skills, Knowledge and Competencies
Knowledge of institutions and procurement reforms in Borrowers countries.Understanding of the World Banks business objectives, products and project cycle.Understanding of political economy, public policy, public systems and public management.Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of contract management tools & methodologies.
Ability to handle complex, multi-functional, cross-regional projects/programs including maintaining relationships with partners & counterparties.Good understanding of risk management.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
This appointment will last 3 years but it could be extended depending on performance and business need.
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