The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Procurement Officer: Projects.
Under the supervision of the Head of Procurement of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency or his/her delegate, the Procurement Officer will carry out Procurement tasks and support the PIDA Project in Liaison with the Head, Regional Integration and Trade Division and other Projects and NEPAD Corporate Procurements to ensure successful delivery of procurement services at NEPAD Agency
Required Skills and Competencies
The Procurement Officer shall have the following required skills and competencies:
Extensive knowledge of procedures and international standards for procurement of goods and services.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Excellent oral, writing and editing skills.
High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
Creative thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
Sound analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Law, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or related field. A CIPS Procurement Certification will be an added advantage. Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional experience in the field of Procurement, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Stores.
Application: To apply, please submit the following:
A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking this vacant position and employment with NEPAD.
Detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages, and indicating your nationality and gender.
Three (3) referees with knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone and email addresses.
Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
Remuneration: Indicative lumpsum pay of US$73,686.53 per annum or US$6,140.53 per month inclusive of other entitlements e.g. medical aid (80% contribution by NEPAD) and 24 days annual leave.
Applications must be received not later than Monday, 20 March 2017 and should be addressed to: