Procurement and Grants Officer Wanted at SADC

The Procurement and Grants Officer will support the SADC-GMI staff on delivering activities and reporting on progress related to procurement routines; alongside providing operational support to the Sub-Grant Scheme. S/he will report directly to the Director of SADC-GMI.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
· Supporting the SADC-GMI as the reference point for all procurement related matters
· Leading in the administration and compliance with World Bank, SADC Secretariat and UFS procurement policies and regulations
· Ensuring the operational alignment of procurement procedures within SADC-GMI and among implementing parties
· Serving as the SADC-GMI’s key expert in the establishment and running of the Sub-Grant Scheme to support national level focal groups and pilot activities. The Sub- Grant Scheme will include the planning, priority setting, calls for proposals, review, selection and award, as well as monitoring of results, financial management and compliance with the Sub-Grant Agreements. A Sub-Grants Manual, acceptable to the World Bank prior will be in place and the successful candidate will spearhead its implementation
· Identifying opportunities and advise SADC Member States on securing funding for infrastructure development from domestic budgets, as well as bilateral and international cooperating partners through dissemination of announcement of funding opportunities and tailored information on the economic contribution of groundwater management as advocacy for greater national budget allocations and other funding resources
The ideal Procurement and Grants Officer must meet the following criteria:
• At least a post-graduate degree in procurement, project management or related disciplines with core qualifications in procurement
• At least 10 years of working experience in similar roles involving the administration of procurements in the relevant technical fields
• Excellent knowledge of English (writing, reading and speaking)
• Fluency in SADC Languages (French, or Portuguese) is desirable
• Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
• Demonstrated experience in the setting up and/or administration of sub-grant schemes relevant to international funding agencies such as the World Bank and ability to perform necessary fiduciary due diligence, reporting and audits

View the full job descriptions and application instructions on the Vacancies page atwww.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 17th February 2017 totracy@actionappointments.co.za
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