Procurement and Contracts Manager (East Africa)

Procurement and Contracts Manager
Tanzania - Dar es Saalm
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
CDM Smith is currently searching for experienced Contracts Manager with an emphasis on large scale implementation of infrastructure projects pertaining to: water/wastewater, sanitation and water resource.  

Overall responsibility for oversight and resolution of contract management issues
Coordination and management of the procurement functions
Establish and implement a framework and systems for procurement management under the program
Ensure the implementation of all procurement provisions in agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoUs)
Coordinate the development and review of component level procurement plans, and consolidate into one project procurement plan and oversee implementation of this plan
Develop and oversee the implementation of guidelines for the manage and administration of the procurement process including the development of specifications / Terms of Reference (ToRs), the set-up of evaluation committee and evaluation, the documentation and filing at all stages of the procurement cycle; preparation of bidding documents, prequalification of bidders, notification and advertising, bid opening and evaluation, award of contracts, reviewing claims, preparation and certification of payment certificates;
Develop and oversee the implementation of guidelines for the supervision, management and monitoring of program contracts  at the component level including the receipt, review and clearance of deliverables, and the clearance of payments.
Manage and administer the selection of consultants under the projects including initiating the set-up of evaluation committee and managing all stages of the procurement cycle; short-listing of consultants, preparation of invitations for technical and financial proposals, evaluation of  technical and financial submissions, preparation of contracts, supervision of consultancy contracts, reviewing claims and preparation and certification of payment certificates;
Liaise with the applicable client  Contracts Committee to seek/obtain approval for  procurements where applicable
Raise and help to resolve procurement related issues proactively
Regularly inspect and review component level procurement management and systems to ensure compliance with provisions of the framework. Regular compliance reports shall need to be filed
Prepare all procurement reports regularly and timely in line with the program manuals and any other project requirements
Liaise with component teams on their respective procurements under the program and provide regular updates
Coordinate half annual procurement reviews and updated procurement plans regularly
Supervise procurement staff under the program

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business in Business Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Procurement or related field. A post graduate qualification in a procurement related field will be an added advantage.
Professional qualification in procurement as well as membership of a professional body with good standing.
Extensive work experience of at least six (6) years in procurement and implementation in the public sector and donor related/funded projects with at least three of them at senior level. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of local procurement procedures in either Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania. Emphasis shall be on the practical application of the law and regulations.
At least two years’ experience in dealing with or managing procurements for donor funded projects. Specific experience with World Bank funded projects is an added advantage
Fluent in English, and have excellent technical, computer, communication and organizational skills
Conversant with modern project and construction management techniques, work programming, cost estimation, measurement/payment certification, and dealing with claims/dispute resolution, utilizing advanced computerized applications associated therewith
All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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