Working as part of a project team and on behalf of the Operation Leader, the Principal, Banking Procurement is responsible for developing the project delivery strategy during the structuring of the project, assess the project procurement risk, identify necessary mitigations, and establish the procurement and implementation arrangements. The Principal, Banking Procurement shall safeguard the Bank's fiduciary responsibility and ensure timely and efficient project implementation in adherence to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules ("PP&R") for both private and public sector operations. The Principal, Banking Procurement shall manage any situation of eventual conflict of interest between operational/business and policy issues.
The Principal, Banking Procurement shall work autonomously but seek guidance and advice from more senior Procurement team member as necessary.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Working in a multi-disciplinary team, contribute to structuring workable investment projects by preparing project procurement and implementation strategy to ensure timely and efficient project implementation in accordance with the Bank's policies. Where an exception or derogation from the Bank's policies is required, the procurement specialist will prepare memos for the relevant Bank committees and the Board of Directors.
Assess implementation risks, procurement and contractual arrangements, and client implementation capacity for allocated projects, and propose mitigation measures to ensure the project delivery strategy is adequately addressed during project structuring and implementation. For public-private partnership and concession projects, the procurement specialist will analyse the client's procurement arrangements to ensure compliance with the Bank's Policy for the Financing of Private Parties to Concession.
Review project related legal documentation/agreements, including where applicable donor contribution and investment grant agreements, to ensure compliance with the PP&R and adopted implementation strategy.
For public sector projects: (i) review and prepare no-objections to procurement documents (including but not limited to procurement notices, tender documents and tender evaluation reports) and (ii) review contracts and, where applicable, contract amendments and variation orders, to ensure compliance with the PP&R and adopted project strategy and mitigate the risk of procurement complaints.
Prepare and monitor disbursement forecasts for allocated projects.
Review and/or prepare terms of references and manage the selection and placement of contracts for consulting assignments required during project structuring and implementation.
Monitor implementation of project investment components by the Bank's clients to ensure efficient and timely commissioning and/or completion in accordance with agreed conditions and any amendments thereto, as well as timely disbursement of Bank's loan and, where applicable, investment grants.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Degree in business administration, economics, engineering or law;
Degree in procurement/Graduate membership in CIPS or equivalent is desirable;
Demonstrable practical experience in procurement and project implementation in developing countries or countries in transition, showing good knowledge of risk management as well as best modern procurement practices;
A thorough understanding of relevant Procurement Policies and Procedures;
Excellent command of written and spoken English;
Strong analytical skills;
Experience in handling procurement complaints;
Good communication and presentation skills;
Command of written and spoken other working language(s) of the Bank is desirable.
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