Procurement and Contracting Specialist

GIZ Rwanda
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Vacancy Announcement 

Procurement and Contracting Specialist for GIZ Rwanda Country Office (CO)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the following areas: Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs; Peaceful and Inclusive Societies; Responsibility for our Planet – Climate and Energy; Digitalization and Digital Economy; Regional Programs, Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

GIZ Offices are the central element of GIZ’s field structure. They ensure consistent overall representation of the company and its successful positioning as a service provider in the international cooperation market. 

GIZ Office Rwanda is searching a candidate for the position of “Procurement and Contracting Specialist”. The position will be based in the GIZ Rwanda Country Office at Kigali.

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: Two years (renewable upon review)

Position: One (1)

The GIZ/ Procurement and Contracting Specialist performs the following responsibilities and tasks:

Responsibilities:

The Procurement and Contracting Specialist

  • Advises Head of Procurement and Logistics Unit on questions relating to his responsibility.
  • Shares opinion before processing a decision inside or outside GIZ 
  • Provides a roadmap of upcoming operations falling under his responsibilities. 
  • Advises projects regarding procurement issues 
  • Makes available expertise in the context of knowledge management and advises parties on issues relating to his responsibility

Tasks

The Procurement and Contracting Specialist will perform the following tasks:

Dialogue with Head of Procurement and Logistics

The Procurement and Contracting Specialist Expert

  • Contributes in effective and efficient operation and service delivery of the procurement and logistics unit in compliance with GIZ’s Process and Rules (P+R) and according to service level agreements 
  • Contributes to the achievement of the annual targets of the unit
  • Cooperates effectively and efficiently with projects on ongoing supports
  • Monitors closely procurement planning and provides regular updates on ongoing activities
  • Handle procurement requests for local subsidies, financing agreements & Development Partnerships
  • Handle procurement requests for local consultants and consulting firm contract 
  • Handle procurement requests related to acquisitions of goods locally and from Germany
  • Maintains the professional relationship between CO and projects as well as within the team member

Dialogue with program managers (AV) and Program team

The Procurement and Contracting Specialist Expert

  • Advises program managers/project team on questions relating to procurements and contracts.

Update the Market Situation

The Procurement and Contracting Specialist Expert

  • Updates local market situations to program manager and Unit Head.

Other duties/additional tasks

The Procurement and Contracting Specialist Expert 

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management. 

Required qualifications, competences, and experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Law or in Procurement and logistics, economics or in similar field, recognised commercial diploma in business administration.

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • outstanding knowledge of Contracting and purchasing 
  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • very good knowledge of English. 
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 16th August 2022 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account, when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu 

P.O. Box 59, Kigali, 

Rwanda

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