Country: Rwanda or Lebanon preferred, other Countries may be available in the near future
Type of contract: expatriate or local, 12 months, renewable. Compensation depending on the profile and proved experience of the candidate
Job Description: the Procurement Officer is responsible for all phases of tendering and procurement activities like evaluating suppliers, products, and services, negotiating contracts, approving purchases, maintaining accurate records and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality. The Procurement Officer must know and have a very good command of PRAGs (the practical guide on contract procedures for European Union external action).
Excellent knowledge and command of EU PRAGs
At least 5 years’ continuous experience in drafting and managing procurement procedures (above €60,000)
Experience in drafting and managing international tenders above €300,000 is a plus
Excellent negotiation skills and ability to relate to and manage suppliers
Familiarity with procurement laws and regulations; understanding of standard contract terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
Fluent knowledge of English (C1 level), French and Italian could be a plus but they are not required
Excellent knowledge of the Office package, particularly Microsoft Excel
Ability to work as part of a team and deal with multicultural environments.
Ensure the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Country Procurement Plans to fulfil the approved yearly Country Budget, segmented into discrete categories of goods and services, in accordance with the Procurement Policies defined in the Administrative and Financial Manual, and in a timely and efficient way
Ensure the definition and implementation of Procurement Strategies individually tailored to each specific category, to execute the Country Acquisition Plan, in collaboration with all the departments
interested in purchasing of goods or services
Execute the Procurement Process at each stage
Preparation and drafting of documents, including contracts)
Identification and invitation of suppliers
Evaluation of offers and comparative analysis
Lead the Sourcing Process by conducting Local Market Assessment (LMA) and Supplier Audit (MQAS), seeking for eligible vendor compliant with the Essential Requirements in term of Ethical Standard, appropriate Economical and Financial Capability, adequate Professional and Technical Skills, and
Ensure the implementation of a Vendor Management System (Vendor List)
Be responsible, at country level, for the development of Pricing Structures and Comparative Analysis Model based on technical, qualitative and economic criteria to award the tender
How to send your application
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org the following docs in pdf format:
1) Up-to-date CV in Italian or in English
2) Motivational letter (in Italian or in English) where at least the following 5 items are addressed: A) any prior knowledge of ICU or its collaborators, B) major procurement/tender written, published and awarded C) expected gross annual salary or consulting fee, D) date of first availability, E) preferred Country.
The subject line of the email should be “PROCUREMENT – application of NAME/SURNAME”
Due to the high number of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.