Senior Procurement Specialist | The World Bank- Abuja, Nigeria

Job Details:
This position is geared to assisting the World Bank staff, Nigerian Government and other agencies in implementing World Bank-financed programs by providing critical procurement advice and support.
*.The ideal candidate would combine a deep understanding of project procurement in different sectors with a considerable knowledge of the budget execution issues in developing countries.
*.S/he will have demonstrated operational and analytic skills and will possess strong knowledge and understanding of project procurement management.
*.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge and working experience with design and implementation of e-Government Procurement Systems and Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
*.Plays a leadership and advisory role to clients and colleagues in handling complex procurement tasks and issues, which frequently cut across sectors, countries and/or work units.
*.Employs appropriate methodologies for handling simple and complex procurement tasks and/or issues.
*.Supports clients in achieving value for money in public procurement and in Bank funded operations in order to enhance service delivery and development outcomes with integrity.
*.Makes significant contributions in evaluating and developing improvements to borrower's procurement regulations/practices, including influencing the design, reform and establishment of national and subnational public procurement systems and strengthening of institutional capacity within borrower entities.
*.Plays a substantive role in improving Bank procurement practices and approaches; generates "concept notes" and best practices papers and develops innovative solutions to particularly difficult procurement and related issues.
*.Supports the strengthening of borrower procurement institutions and systems.
*.Plays leadership role in the design and implementation of e-Government Procurement system.
*.Leads missions and supervises major projects as a technical expert; interacts with clients at the policy level.
*.Prepares and/or comments on draft operational directives and policy papers; produces major/complex reports.
*.Develops and executes training modules on complex procurement topics.
*.Works closely with other procurement specialists in the country office under general direction of Accredited Practice Manager and under direct supervision of Procurement Hub Coordinator, and guides and mentors more junior staff.
*.Works closely with management and counterparts across the Bank as well as with counterpart officials in government, multi-national organizations, donor and other agencies.
Job Requirements
Selection Criteria
*.Master’s Degree or equivalent qualification relevant to this position and minimum of 8 years relevant experience in carrying out technical duties in procurement and contract management...
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