Procurement Specialist at World Bank, Bamako, Mali

Deadline: 25 January 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Specialist in Bamako, Mali. The duration of this post 3 years.

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 Procurement Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Provide technical fiduciary advice on procurement activities and engage in policy dialogue to strengthen procurement systems.
  • Support clients in achieving value for money (VFM[1]) in public procurement in order to enhance service delivery and development outcomes with integrity.
  • Understand relevant procurement markets using analytical tools and approaches to define more effective procurement strategies.
  • Participate in missions and plays a key role in developing practical approaches to procurement while simultaneously dealing with difficult policy and operational issues.
  • Prepare and/or comments on draft operational directives and policy papers; produces major/complex reports.
  • Develop and execute training modules on complex sector related procurement topics.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • High levels of integrity.
  • Excellent command of French.
  • English is highly desirable as well.
  • An advanced degree with a major in a relevant discipline (e.g. business administration, engineering, commerce, law, procurement, public policy, etc.).
  • Master’s degree in any relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices governing international procurement, with the ability to translate concepts into operational work, including but limited to VFM, sustainable procurement, strategic sourcing, market analysis, contract management, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of direct relevant experience in carrying out technical duties in procurement inside or outside the World Bank.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in a multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Good communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, negotiating and resolving highly complex issues, both orally and in writing.
  • Client-driven and a sense of personal responsibility for achieving a technical quality and timeliness.
  • Ability to solve complex problems involving multiple stakeholders and constraints.
  • Analytical skills to recognize patterns, extract conclusions and strategies out of information coming from multiple sources and in a variety of forms.
  • Nationality of Mali.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.