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Procurement Specialist, WV Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Sudan has received a Euros 10.5 million grant to implement a Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project in South Darfur State of Sudan. This three-year project is expected to contribute to the stability of the Darfur region by improving infrastructure and supporting existing and alternative livelihoods.

In this regard, World Vision is seeking a qualified and experienced Engineering Procurement Specialist with international in procurement for infrastructural works to ensure sound and qualitative supply chain management for infrastructure construction process and goods and supply chain for the project in compliance with world bank and KfW procurement requirements.

He/she will be expected to provide effective team leadership to co-workers and to ensure effective accountability including reporting to the donor and World Vision.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supply chain and contract Management for acquisition of goods and services.

  • Developing or preparing bidding/tender document and contracts based on the standard documents as per sourcing strategies and donor requirements.

  • Preparation of Bid Analysis Documents for Procurement Committee reviews and approval as well as submission to the donor for ‘no objection’.

  • In collaboration with the chief of party and International Engineering expert, provide guidance in tender evaluation for construction works.

  • In collaboration with the International engineering expert, conducts periodic monitoring to ensure quality control.

  • Provide team leadership and technical oversight on all matters of project procurement for the South Darfur Livelihood and Agriculture Infrastructure Development Project.

  • Ensure knowledge transfer of donor procurement regulations and standards to project staff at all levels, including project partners and other key stakeholders.

  • Develops and periodically update procurement plan and tracker.

  • Support and coordinate with finance department for contract payments for suppliers.

  • Compile progress reports including the cost controlling, scheduling, risks and management aspects.

  • Develop Item catalogues for the assigned categories enabling accurate procurement planning.

  • Conduct performance evaluation for the engineering the subordinate in line with World Vision policies against clear, measurable key performance measures and ensuring that individuals’ performance is managed in collaboration with the

  • Director of People & Culture.

  • Provide capacity building to the infrastructure team, providing coaching, mentoring and onsite training on development of technical specification, safety issues and environmental requirements.

  • Support the budgeting and re-budgeting processes as necessary, providing technical data for budgeting.

  • Ensuring value for money (VFM) in execution of all infrastructure works and collaborating with the Chief of Party appropriately.

  • As assigned by the Chief of Party or his designate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

In-depth knowledge of infrastructures and engineering procurement such as micro-dams, ‘hafirs’, irrigations, agro-processing plants, buildings, roads and bridges; and general engineering expertise. Proven knowledge and experience in constructions projects, excellent knowledge of project cost control activities, ability to supervise major procurements at international level, contracts management and costs control couple with excellent reporting skills is required.

Demonstration of professional competency, mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results, is motivated by professional acumen.

Must have ability to show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remains calm in stressful situations, takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Conduct all ethical and professional behaviors in refusing fraudulent and corrupt practices including but not limited to refusing gifts, favors and preferences by any stakeholder.

  • A Graduate degree from a recognized university in Civil engineering, Water Engineering or related fields.

  • Professional certification and membership of recognized engineering body chartered institute of purchasing and supplies (CIPS) preferred.

  • Professional training in project management, project controls and construction contracts is a definite asset.

  • A Graduate degree in engineering from recognized University.

  • Professional certification from a recognized engineering body.

  • Professional training in project planning and management.

  • Membership of CIPS.

  • At least 10 years of post-qualification experience in procurement of engineering works in an international development work environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa, with major accomplishment in construction of water infrastructures

  • such dams, roads and bridges, irrigation structures and buildings.

  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in managing people and evaluating subordinates.

  • Certified Engineer, with membership of CIPS and experience in project management.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Arabic; knowledge of German is advantageous.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Msc. Civil engineering, Water Engineering, or Building Construction.

  • Experience working in hostile/fragile context or post conflict environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position will be based in Khartoum, with occasional travel to Nyala in South Darfur.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist