Procurement Specialist, Caribbean

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Responsible for providing support to the Programme Manager, Procurement Unit, in the discharge of the procurement function in relation to the Ninth European Development Fund (9th EDF) Project activities.


Candidates should possess at least a Degree in Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Law or in other related social sciences fields plus 5 years progressive experience (2 of which must be post-qualification) in Procurement or Project Management, ideally with an IDB, World Bank or EU funded project. Computer proficiency is essential.


Under the direction of the Programme Manager, Procurement Unit, the Procurement Specialist will be required to:

(a) INTERACT with stakeholders and provide support in the preparation of Annual Procurement Plans for the 9th EDF and other assigned projects;

(b) COORDINATE AND SUPPORT the execution of the procurement plans for the 9th EDF and other assigned projects funded by the EC, in accordance with the Secretariat’s and the EC approved procurement guidelines and procedures;

(c) PROVIDE assistance to staff in matters regarding procurement generally in the application of the relevant procurement guidelines and procedures;

(d) ENSURE timely publication of procurement notices when required;

(e) INTERACT with Technical Officers and other staff members to assist in the preparation of Terms of References and Technical Specifications;

(f) INITIATE AND COORDINATE the procurement process for any procurement method, and provide support in the development of shortlists of consultants, suppliers and contractors where necessary;

(g) COORDINATE tender opening and tender evaluation processes;

(h) DISPATCH “No Objection” requests to the EC;

(i) MONITOR and ENSURE timely responses to procurement questions and clarifications raised by donors;

(j) CONDUCT pre-tender meetings and site visits when required;

(k) ARRANGE the negotiation process for consultants, where necessary;

(l) PROVIDE support in the preparation of the final contracts, and ensure timely distribution of all relevant procurement and contract documents to all stakeholders;

(m) SUPERVISE assigned procurement staff;

(n) ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN Vendors and Consultants Database;

(o) MONITOR electronic procurement log;

(p) ENSURE proper record keeping and filing of all procurement records;

(q) PERFORM any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered.


On assumption of duty in Guyana the officer shall be paid a settlement grant in respect of self, spouse and each eligible child or dependant (up to two), provided that the total number of children and other dependants does not exceed five in all.

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