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Procurement Specialist Job Vacancy

Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Finance
Recruitment of aProcurement Specialist for the Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPPP) – Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing an Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPP) whose overall development objective is to increase private investment in the Kenyan infrastructure market by improving the enabling environment to generate a pipeline of bankable PPP projects. 

This objective will be achieved through the provision of technical expertise and building capacity to implement the Government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) National program in Kenya. 

The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is looking for highly motivated Kenyans to fill the position of:
Procurement Specialist 

1 Post

The Procurement Specialist is expected to perform the following tasks: Be responsible for carrying out procurement functions under the PIU on behalf of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in accordance with the procedures specified in the Development Credit Agreement between the Republic of Kenya and the IDA and with IDA’s Guidelines for Procurement.
  • Prepare an overall procurement plan for all the goods and services to be purchased under the Project, specifying allocation of tasks and responsibilities at each stage of the procurement process and to update this procurement plan periodically as may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure that procurement is done in accordance with the provisions of the Development Credit Agreement and with IDA’s Guidelines for Procurement as well as within the Government of Kenya’s procurement guidelines.
  • Verify that all proposed purchases are eligible for financing under the Credit and confirm the appropriate method to procure goods and services for each contract.
  • Ascertain that budgetary allocations are appropriated to the respective end-users and thus ensure timely and effective project implementation.
  • Assist procuring entities in all aspects of procurement, including preparation of technical specifications for the goods and services, bidding documents, bid advertisements; assemble committees with the participation of representatives from the MoF and procuring entities for the opening and evaluation of bids for purchase of goods and services, Expressions of Interest and Requests for Proposals, as well as contract negotiations and awards; and undertake procurement in close collaboration with the procuring entities.
  • Ensure the timely execution of contracts for consultants’ services and the purchase of goods and equipment and supervise the implementation of contracts including pre-shipment inspections (including any test, if necessary), inland transportation, delivery, acceptance and storage.
  • Verify payments due under procurement contracts and help prepare applications for withdrawals from the Credit.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual progress reports on status of procurement under the Project to the Project Manager for inclusion in the PIU’s project implementation progress reports.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of a first degree in relevant field. Relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience; experience in the public service and donor funded projects is preferable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the international commercial practices and the Procurement Guidelines of the World Bank.
  • Excellent analytical, report writing skills and must be computer literate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a team.
Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) in plain sealed envelopes with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be sent to the address below or placed in the tender box at our offices on the 7th floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower

Postal Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Project Manager
P.O Box 34542 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone No.: 254 - 20 - 2210271/

Physical Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Project Manager
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way
Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline for submission of Applications is Friday 14th December 2012 at 1600 hours Kenyan local time.
Procurement Specialist
For: Financial Secretary

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