Job vacancies at World Bank Senior Procurement Specialist & Procurement Hub Coordinator
3 years 0 months
Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania
6/15/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
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Governance Global Practice Context
The Governance Global Practice (GGP) helps developing countries build capable, efficient, open, inclusive, and accountable institutions that can support economic growth, reduce poverty, deliver needed services and earn the confidence of citizens! Our work encompasses public financial management, public procurement, civil service reform, open government, anti-corruption, and using technology to improve quality and access to government services. More information:https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/governance
• Support client countries in achieving value for money in public procurement and Bank funded operations in order to enhance service delivery and development outcomes with integrity.
• Create the space for procurement/governance innovation to happen.
• Establish proactive processes to identify and deploy knowledge to solve specific problems, and improve development outcomes in client countries.
•Facilitate and join global platforms to share knowledge and practices across the world.
An important part of the Hub Leader responsibility is to lead Bank’s dialogue with the Government authorities on the development of the national public procurement systems and the procurement capacity development initiatives.
• Lead and support the procurement team in delivering the fiduciary work and Public Procurement Reforms in the Hub countries.
• Provide procurement clearances and perform other duties on behalf of APM as delegated.
• Provide coaching, advice and mentorship to the procurement team and help achieve individual business and professional development objectives.
• Monitor the performance and workload of the procurement team and coordinate back-up arrangements.
• Provide leadership in the monitoring of procurement and disbursement plans implementation. Reaching out across Governance practice, Program Leaders, Operations Officers and key staff in other GPs to help teams to understand how procurement can be a force for better governance.
• Conduct procurement and contract data analytics in Hub countries and disseminate evidence-based information about the impact of public procurement in the context of the political economy e.g. analytics on value of contracts (including non-procurement activities) going to national firms and individuals versus international contracts and relating the analysis to private sector development and job creation by approaching the national markets.
• Interact with Bank senior management and participate in relevant meetings.
• Provide support to APM in coordination with other Procurement Hub leaders for the successful delivery of the their work program.
• Provide team leadership for work on specific procurement topics across the Region and the Bank.
• Coordinate the procurement upstream involvement in project preparation and implementation of country partnership frameworks for the hub countries.
• Effectively coordinate Procurement Specialists work in the hub countries.
• Identify generic country key procurement issues, risks and recommendation and ensure CMUs address them by their inclusion in CPF, SCD, IPFs, PforRs and DPOs, as applicable.
• Engage with the CMU for appropriate budgetary allocations through WPA.
• Bring to the attention of the country teams and APM, key procurement issues that affect WPA delivery in a timely manner and coordinate to ensure that the issues are appropriately addressed.
• Participate in review meetings for projects in the hub countries and ensure that risks and appropriate mitigation measures are identified and included in PPSDs, PADs and FAs.
• Dialogue with Governments, Task Teams and CMUs to ensure that funds are allocated within the loans/credits/grants for third party procurement and value for money audits.
• Conduct quality assurance of input to PRAMS and PPSDs for projects in the hub countries.
• Provide quality assurance for reports generated by field Procurement Specialists and Consultants, (i.e. PCDs, PADs, FAs and ASAs).
• Coordinate and provide guidance/advices to procurement implementation support of all projects in the hub countries.
• Ensure that post procurement and third-party procurement audits in projects are carried out, reports are reviewed and proactive and timely actions are taken to address identified weaknesses/noncompliance. Consult with the APM on the noncompliance cases.
• Supervise and clear APSs' timely updates of PRAMS as required and monitor consistent and timely use of all relevant procurement systems.
• Assist APM in ensuring that PRAMS are prepared by procurement certified and accredited consultants or staff.
• Cross check of procurement risk rating in PARMS with activity risks in STEP and ISR procurement risk rating.
• Regularly monitor ISR ratings to ensure Procurement inputs are well recorded.
• Lead dialogue with the government on RAS initiatives and provide leadership and guidance for the implementation of procurement-related ASA, RAS activities and components.
• Supervise procurement in PforR.
• Provide quality assurance for APSs' reviews of large and complex procurement packages in the hub countries.
• Introduce innovation and apply broader flexibility and educate Task Teams on available options to deal with such complex operations.
• Provide leadership for APSs' and Task teams' involvement on INT cases in all of the hub countries.
• Monitor Volcker Trigger projects procurement risk assessment and guide teams to design appropriate mitigation measures in the PAD.
• Provide leadership in the organization of the annual result-based procurement planning clinics for the portfolios in the hub countries.
• Review and clear procurement packages on behalf of APM (if delegated)) for any of the hub countries.
• Provide quality assurance and advise to task teams for contracts at OPRC level and seek APM concurrence.
• Regularly monitor procurement plans in STEP to ensure that cleared activities are in compliance with mandatory prior review thresholds. Take an appropriate action and ensure to seek required approvals for activities with below or above mandatory prior review thresholds.
• Regularly monitor, ensure quality and timely input of required information and contracts data available for post review contracts in STEP.
• Monitor and ensure that contract awards are published specially for contracts subject to post reviews as per Procurement Regulation 5.93.
• Assist the APM to ensure that there is no procurement clearance is provided in or outside STEP by consultants or staff who are not certified and accredited.
• Coordinate procurement inputs to the preparation including WPA budget allocation and WPA execution, alert CMU management, in coordination with APM, on key procurement issues that affect WPA delivery and coordinate corrective actions.
• Coordinate procurement inputs to the preparation and implementation of country partnership frameworks for the Hub countries.
• Provide leadership in the context of fiduciary, including APA, and country procurement assessments.
• Join SCD/CPF discussions to reflect procurement challenges and provide inputs to improve portfolio procurement and public procurement.
• Coordinate procurement inputs and the monitoring of key procurement risks in Country Portfolio Performance Reviews and other relevant reviews in Hub countries.
• Continue to disseminate the Bank’s Procurement Framework within the Bank as well as to Borrowers and Private Sector.
• Coordinate training clinics and programs to Borrowers including the use of STEP.
• Provide leadership and support to procurement team to leverage training and knowledge sharing through implementation support.
• Lead procurement capacity building initiatives including the development and dissemination of relevant knowledge products, tools, methodologies, guidelines and lessons learned along the full procurement cycle.
• Develop capacity of Supreme Audit Institutions and Procurement Regulatory Agencies in the Hub countries to carry out PPR’s and procurement audits in the Bank financed projects.
• Lead a dialogue and coordinate to build capacity of country Supreme Audit Institutions/Procurement Regulatory Agencies in the Hub countries to carry out Procurement audits/post reviews in Bank financed Projects.
• Lead a dialogue with universities/vocational training centers, and private Institutions to develop a curriculum on procurement and contract management for both public and private sector including policy makers in the hub countries.
6 Bank Staff Capacity Development & Knowledge Sharing
• Effective coaching, guidance and mentorship is provided to APSs in the Hub countries in the delivery of ad-hoc clinics and advice to clients, task teams, and the private sector operators.
• Support the APSs in the hub countries on their performance; and appropriate learning plan.
• Considering the business need of country portfolio, discuss with APM any specific training needs for staff development in the hub countries on a timely basis.
• Promote professionalization of procurement function.
• Encourage APS to write short blogs or stories to showcase the work on some of the innovative and new approaches to procurement and contract management, work on systems and capacity development, including the results achieved under RAS, if any.
• Ensure that a one-page flyer is prepared for each capacity building event for internal and external clients and sent to Global Director office for posting on the procurement hub; consolidate data and information on capacity building events as well as impact of these events.
• Provide leadership to the hub team on country procurement systems assessment and reform and lead dialogue with government.
• Ensure that MAPS assessment progressed on time and provide quality assurance and advices.
• Act as a regional e-GP coordinator and lead a dialogue with the government and the CMU on e-GP initiatives in hub countries to ensure the adoption of a sound e-GP at country level.
• Promote innovations in capacity development, Open Contracting, citizen engagement in public procurement etc. through components in IPFs, DPFs, P4Rs etc.
• Work with the Governance team and other sectors; develop strong client relationships; proactively coordinate with Development Partners on procurement capacity and country procurement systems development, and leverage funding arrangements.
• Participate in implementation supervision mission of projects with PFM components in the hub countries.
• MA/MS (an advanced degree with a major relevant discipline, e.g. Engineering, Law, Procurement, Finance, Business and Commerce) and minimum of 8 years relevant experience in carrying out technical duties in procurement and contract management.
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