Ministry of Food & Agriculture: Senior Procurement and Contract Management Specialist - Jobs in Ghana

Ministry of Food & Agriculture: Senior Procurement and Contract Management Specialist

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30 Mar, 2012

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Agricultural Jobs in Ghana, Logistics Jobs in Ghana

The Government of Ghana has received funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) toward the implementation of the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP). The programme is demand-driven and private sector-led and adopts a value chains approach for developing agricultural growth in Northern Ghana. Nearly 45,000 households will directly benefit from a comprehensive intervention including strengthening of producer organisation, infrastructure improvements, improved access to irrigation and agricultural funding. The programme aims at developing agricultural value chains and increasing agricultural production. It will help vulnerable groups, including women and the youth, create profitable commodity and food chains, while improving market linkages for these agricultural products with the domestic and export markets. The programme covers the three northern regions (Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions) and contiguous Savannah districts of Brong Ahafo Region.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified individuals for the position above in the Northern Rural Growth Programme of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

The Senior Procurement and Contract Management Specialist would be based at the Programme Management Unit, Tamale and will be responsible for all procurement activities of the Programme. He/she will report directly to the National Programme Co-ordinator.

Specific responsibilities of the procurement and contract management specialist will include but not limited to the following:

  • Carry out procurement planning and elaborate annual procurement specialist will included in Annual Work Plan and Budget;
  • Implement/coordinate bidding/tendering processes for the procurement of works, goods and services following AfDB new procurement guidelines in addition to GoG’s regulations;
  • Prepare and issue bidding documents and invitation to bids including the identification of the material to be made available to the interested bidders, a detailed description of the bidding documents to be required and a detailed elaboration of the proper documentation of the evaluation process to meet the “Prior Review of the Procurement” clause in the financing Agreement if the threshold is exceeded;
  • Ensure that the tender evaluation process is documented and comply with AfDB new procurement requirements;
  • Ensure adherence to Programme procurement provisions provided in the Financing Agreement, including the requirements for contracts subject to prior review, the procedures for procurement with community participation (if applicable) and format and content of procurement plan;
  • Keep appropriate records on procurement and contracts by maintaining registers, files storage systems;
  • Provide support in all stages of the procurement process, in particular in the evaluation of the bids and tenders;
  • Review records retained by the programme in relation to loan financed procurement not subject to prior review, with a view to ensuring that such procurement is carried out in accordance with financing agreement and procurement plan; and
  • Bring to the attention of the NPC, and AfDB Country Programme Managers any irregularities, violations of or non-compliance with loan covenants, and any allegations of fraud or corruption;
  • Perform other duties requested by the National Programme Co-ordinator

Remuneration: Competitive Salary
Job Duration: Two years renewable


Required Skills or Experience

  • At least a Masters degree in Architecture, Engineering, Finance, Business law or any related field
  • At least 10 years experience in procurement, either as a practitioner or as a consultant;
  • Knowledge of Ghana procurement laws and procedures as enshrined in the Public Procurement Act 663, 2003 is required;
  • Knowledge of AfDB procurement rules and procedures or similar other international organizations;
  • Experience of Donor Funded Programme procurement will be an advantage
  • Computer literate especially in software of Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills;
  • Willingness and ability to work under minimum guidance; and
  • Willingness to work extra hours and sometimes on weekends

How To Apply

Applications with the relevant CVs should reach the following address:

Offer valid till: 17 Apr, 2012

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