World Bank WMDP Project Jobs – Procurement Specialist at Ministry Of Water and Environment

Organization: Ministry Of
Water and Environment
Project Name: Water
Management & Development Project (WMDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner Water Sector & Liaison Division (WSLD)
Project ID: PI23204
About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from
The World Bank towards the cost of the Water Management & Development
Project. The Government intends to apply part of the proceeds for eligible
payments under consultancy services.
Job Summary: The Procurement
Specialist will be responsible for ensuring timely implementation of the
procurement process in accordance to the procurement plan which will guarantee
timely acquisition of goods, works and services. The selected Individual
Consultant is expected to play a key coordination role among all stakeholders
in the procurement cycle.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively coordinate Procurement Function
    between the component, coordinators and the Procurement and Disposal Unit
    for the Water Development and Management Project.
  • Work closely with the Component
    Coordinators, the Procurement Specialist will prepare, review, adjust (where
    applicable) and monitor the implementation of the procurement plan.
  • Ensure timely preparation, updating and
    submission of the Project Procurement plan for review and approval of the
    World Bank.
  • Work in consultation with User
    Departments, prepare bidding documents for acquisition of goods, works and
    services.
  • Ensure that procurement procedures follow
    those prescribed in the Project Implementation Manual.
  • Steer the bidding and selection
    processing, including organizing pre-bid or pre-proposal meetings,
    providing clarifications, coordinating the Receipt of bids/proposals,
    leading and participating in the opening of bids/proposals/expressions of
    interest
  • Coordinate/make arrangements and
    participate in Contract negotiations for consultancy services and technical
    discussions for goods and Works where applicable to provide technical
    guidance.
  • Prepare draft contract for Contracts
    Committee and International Development Association (IDA) review, and
    clearance of the Attorney General and ensuring timely signing of contract
  • Intuitively verify that Procurement
    requests are in accordance to the approved Procurement Plan.
  • Prepare Procurement progress reports at a
    minimum on monthly basis, highlighting among others the progress on
    processing various contracts, constraints met and any other issues that
    require Management attention.
  • Work closely with components to ensure
    that all procurement contracts are efficiently managed, monitored and
    timely completed in order to get the value for money (good quality at a
    lower cost).
  • Maintain complete procurement files and
    records including all correspondence related to procurement activities
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    University degree Procurement, Business Administration, Economics,
    Civil/Water Resources Engineering or other related courses with a Master’s
    Degree in either Procurement, Economics, Business Administration, Project
    Planning and Management or other related courses with extensive and
    demonstrated experience in procurement in all aspects of procurement of
    goods, non-consulting services, works and consulting services;
  • At least six years’ experience in
    procurement services with 3 years in public sector and at least two years
    working under the World Bank financed projects with a demonstrated strong
    track record;
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills.
  • The applicant should be fluent in English.
    Having a good working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • Proven integrity in handling public
    resources and in executing duties.
  • Working knowledge of the PPDA procurement
    rules and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management
    skills and ability to work with teams in the organization at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight
    deadlines
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word,
    MS Excel and Internet/ Email is a mandatory requirement
  • Proven integrity and confidentiality in
    handling public resources
NB: A Consultant will be
selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (IC) method set out in
the Consultant Guidelines. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to
paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of
Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank
Borrowers, dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the
World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit
Expression of Interest and CV with a day phone contact, address and an email
address to:
The Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit – Room 128, Ministry of Water
and Environment Plot 22/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira. Kampala, Uganda
NB:  Please attach copies of all academic
documents.
Deadline: 3rd
November, 2014 by 16:00hrs Ugandan Time.

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