International Procurement Specialist
Vacancy Number:KVID20170221-35634
Title: International Procurement Specialist
Duration:The assignment will be for a duration of six (6). The contract is extendable solely at the discretion of KM based on the performance of the “International Procurement Specialist” and further business need.
Exp.:2017-02-21-(8 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Organization:Kabul Municipality Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement (KUTEI) Project |About Kabul Municipality Kabul Urban Transport Efficiency Improvement (KUTEI) Project
Education:• A minimum bachelor’s degree (preferably master’s degree) in engineering or any other relevant disc
Work Experience:• A good knowledge of public procurement principle Years

Reporting Requirements

The International Procurement Specialist will submit monthly progress reports to the PMU Team leader on his/her performance during the reporting period and closely liaise with the PMU on the day to day procurement activities. The report shall describe significant tasks performed and achievements accomplished during the period, as well as key procurement issues encountered and recommendations if any. At the end of the contract, the Specialist will submit a final report summarizing work undertaken and achievements accomplished, including recommendations to further strengthen the procurement management capacity of the Kabul Municipality.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must be a Third Country National (TCN) and must fulfill the following minimum requirements;

a. Education

A minimum bachelor’s degree (preferably master’s degree) in engineering or any other relevant disciplines with additional 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;
Minimum Ten (10) years of relevant work experience in similar assignments, experience of working in the countries in the same region is a plus;
Minimum five year of experience in the position of Procurement Specialist;
Previous experience in capacity development roles is a distinct advantage;
Previous experience in Afghanistan desirable;

c. 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;


Remuneration will be negotiable based on internationally competitive rates and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience. The consultant will be paid on a monthly basis. Costs incurred by the Specialist in the realization of the Services will be agreed upon in advance with Kabul Municipality and will be reimbursed upon submission of statements of expenses and supporting documentations.

6.  Duration of the Assignment

The assignment will be for a duration of six (6). The contract is extendable solely at the discretion of KM based on the performance of the “International Procurement Specialist” and further business need. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of the Assignment

The responsibilities of the International Procurement Specialist under the supervision of the PMU Team Leader are to carry out all types of procurement activities (Goods, Works, & Services) under the KUTEI project, while simultaneously provide capacity building support to the local procurement staff.

Specific duties and responsibilities of the International Procurement Specialist will include:

Lead the PMU procurement section and strengthen the capacity of the team in the execution of all procurement activities and provide support to the national procurement staff and civil servants;

Build procurement capacity of the procurement section through trainings, on the job coaching and mentoring of procurement staff. The Specialist is also expected to transfer knowledge and expertise to the PMU procurement staff on handling procurement responsibilities;

Ensure procurement processes are carried out in compliance with the World Bank Procurement Guidelines and their associated Regulations;

The key responsibilities of the assignment include, but not limited to;

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Project Team leader, the Specialist will be responsible for overall procurement activities, provide quality procurement advices maintaining the highest degree of integrity and ethical standard;

Provide guidance, technical oversight, and ensure consistent application of the World Bank’s Procurement Guidelines;

Preparing documents for tenders and contributing to work planning, and briefing project teams, contractors and suppliers;

Lead the negotiation of contracts on behalf of the KM;

Provide guidance and support in the preparation of realistic and consolidated procurement plans which are in harmony with the work plan and available funds. In particular, provide support for the revision of Procurement Plans;

Develop and maintain procurement tracking systems for the follow-up of all procurement activities and alert the Team Leader when the actions are pending;

Prepare invitations for bid/prequalification, request for expressions of interest, request for proposals, evaluation reports and other documents related to procurement of Goods, Works, & Services;

Closely monitor procurement activities in reference to the Procurement Plan timelines;

Prepare monthly reports on procurement status and procurement risk mitigation framework for review of the management and the World Bank’s Task Team;

Conduct diagnostic analyses on delays, inefficiencies in the system, and provide recommendations to improve the same, if required;

Identify all the possible inherent risks related to procurement, especially those related to fraud and corruption and propose appropriate measures to mitigate them;

Carry out any other procurement related function assigned by the project team leader;

Assist the PMU in requests for variations and provide advice on proposed contract changes and prepare packages for certain approval processes;

Submission Guideline

Qualified applicants should submit their curriculum vitae (CV) along with a cover letter to the below mentioned email no later than February 21, 2017. Please include the name of position & Vacancy No. in the subject line as (International Procurement Specialist- KUTEI/IC-MT18). No other documents are needed to be submitted unless invited for an interview. Applications receive after the closing date will not be considered.

KUTEI-PMU is an equal opportunity employer. All ethnic groups and both genders are urged to apply.