Senior Procurement Specialist at WBG, Abuja, Nigeria

Deadline: 29 July 2017

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Procurement Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Procurement Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Play 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.
  • Support the strengthening of borrower procurement institutions and systems.
  • Play leadership role in the design and implementation of e-Government Procurement system.
  • Lead missions and supervises major projects as a technical expert; interacts with clients at the policy level.
  • Prepare and/or comments on draft operational directives and policy papers; produces major/complex reports.
  • Develop and executes training modules on complex procurement topics.
  • Work 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 junior staff.
  • Work closely with management and counterparts across the Bank as well as with counterpart officials in government, multi-national organizations, donor and other agencies.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • 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.
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of public procurement principles, systems, process and planning, and approaches of international procurement, with proven ability to independently provide well researched analyses of complex procurement issues and problems.
  • Seasoned knowledge and specialized command of all major facets of Bank procurement policies and practices as applied across a wide range of Bank lending operations at all phases of the project cycle, and ability to address broader issues at sector/country level.
  • Good understanding of critical linkages and relationships among clients’ business drivers, business operations and objectives and Procurement processes.
  • Nationality of Nigeria.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.

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