NOTICE OF INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT FOR BUDGET AND PROCUREMENT OFFICERS AT THE WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL (WAPP) SECRETARIAT
The West African Power (WAPP) is a Specialized Agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) established by the Authority of Head of Sates and Governments of ECOWAS Member States to ensure the integration of the national power system operations into a unified regional electricity supply at affordable costs, over the medium to long term. This aims to encourage industrialization, improve Health and Education, Reduce Poverty, Create Employment Opportunities etc.
The Headquarters of the WAPP General Secretariat is based in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The WAPP Secretariat in view of achieving its global vision, intends to increase its staffing by filling the following:
|Department:||Office of Secretary General
|Position Title:||Procurement Officer
|Reports to:||Office of Secretary General|
|Job Summary:||Procurement officer is responsible for planning, managing and implementing procurement procedures and processes in the acquisition of goods, works and services of overall WAPP needs. He/She should manage the related activities in collaboration with WAPP Procurement Committee and in conformity with the provisions of WAPP Tender Code, Manual of Procurement procedures and donor’s procurement guidelines.|
|Minimum Qualifications / Skills and Knowledge Required:||Education:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law or other related field. Certification in procurement is desirable.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and administration in public sector, of which at least three years should be directly related to firsthand procurement and/or contracting experience at the international level.
Demonstrated sound understanding of the challenges in public procurement and project development projects funded by donors.
Familiar with International Financial Institutions procurement procedures (World Bank, EIB, AfDB, IBD, etc.)
Experience in an energy sector organization or energy projects a plus
Demonstrated experience in word processing and spreadsheet software
Strong oral and written communications skills with a proven ability to convey information clearly and concisely
Ability to coordinate cross-departmental efforts to achieve common goals on time
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work load, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and attend to detail
Demonstrated integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality
Fluent in English/ French and working knowledge of the other
Interested candidates should apply through WAPP’s official website at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the 20th April 2018 at 6:00pm. Enquiries should be sent to email@example.com. Late applications will not be considered. Female candidates are encouraged.
Due to the large number of applications expected, only applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process shall be contacted.