Within delegated authority, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Plans, develops and manages all procurement and contractual aspects of projects of significant complexity related to worldwide procurement of diverse services and commodities (e.g. information technology, electronic equipment and instruments, vehicles, medicines, foodstuffs, building maintenance materials, office supplies,construction,furniture, etc.), taking into account local economic and other conditions.
•Advises requisitioning units and recipient entities on the full range of procurement issues, providing support and guidance at all stage of the procurement cycle.
•Prepares/oversees preparation and distribution of invitations to tender and manages/conducts all aspects of bid/proposal evaluations.
•Formulates strategies and designs innovative solutions to resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects.
•Establishes and maintains work program and schedule for ongoing contracts and newly-planned ones.
•Participates in negotiations with senior supplier representatives;signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, incases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepares submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
•Conducts market research to keep abreast of market developments;researches and analyzes statistical data and market reports on the world commodity situation, production patterns and availability of good and services.
• Identifies new technologies and products/services,evaluates and recommends potential supply sources and participates in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program.
•Oversees adherence to contractual agreements, recommends amendments and extensions of contracts, and advises concerned parties oncontractual rights and obligations.
•Prepares a variety of procurement related documents,contracts,communications, guidelines, instructions, etc.
•Provides guidance to, and may supervise new/junior staff.
HOW TO APPLY:
CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT BY THE FOLLOWING, INDICATING RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
- CURRICULUM VITAE;
- BRIEF COVER LETTER INDICATING INTEREST IN THE POSITION.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.