Friday, August 20, 2010

Job at The World Bank: Procurement Specialist

The World Bank requires the services of a Procurement Specialist to be based in Abuja.
This position is geared to assisting the World Bank staff, Nigeria Government, and other agencies in implementing World Bank-financed programs by providing critical procurement advice and support.
The incumbent will respond to the increasing demand to provide procurement support to World Bank operations in Nigeria and other countries as required from time to time.

•A Masters degree with a major in a relevant discipline (e.g. Engineering, Law, Procurement, Finance, Business or Commerce) and relevant training in procurement work;
•At least five (5) years of direct relevant work experience as Procurement Specialist or alternatively, having had responsibilities with a substantial content of his/her position in the procurement area in or outside the World Bank;
•Good knowledge of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems;
•Knowledge and understanding of technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all phases of Bank lending operations;
•Demonstrated analytical clarity, problem-solving skills and negotiating skills with ability to balance project objectives and procurement requirements with client needs;
•Task/ Project management skills;
•Strong communication skills in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues, both orally and in writing, and excellent listening skills;
•Ability to deal sensitively with a multi-cultural environment and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues within a matrix management environment;
•Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with a matrix management environment;
•Exceptional degree of integrity, judgment and tact in handling the most sensitive, diverse and confidential material;
•Understanding of Bank business objectives, policies and practices related to project/sector and critical links to procurement is desirable; and
•Knowledge and experience in e-procurement will be an added advantage.

Deadline is 25th August 2010

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