Procurement Agent Manager - Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Apply by 15 March 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 February 2018

Job Description

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is currently seeking an experienced Procurement Agent Manager for an anticipated five year donor-funded program in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Cardno is an industry leader in providing Fiscal/Procurement Agent services for multiple international donors. Cardno is currently providing Fiscal/Procurement Agent services in over 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

The Procurement Agent Manager will be responsible for overall procurement management and contract administration services related to the procurement of goods, works, and services for the implementation of the Program. The Procurement Agent Manager will conduct procurements in a fully professional, transparent, and ethnical manner that provides open competition to the maximum extent practicable in order to ensure advantageous prices and equal and fair access for eligible suppliers and contractors. The Procurement Agent Manager will perform the following:

  1. Manage, execute, and administer tasks related to the procurement of goods, works, consulting, and non-consulting services, including review of technical specifications, preparation of tender documents, bid evaluation reports, contract negotiations and awards, and overall contract management services.
  2. Plan, schedule, and prioritize the procurement functions, including plans for the efficient procurement of goods, works, and services. Assist in the preparation of procurement plans, procurement implementation plans, and procurement performance reports.
  3. Prepare, implement, and update the Procurement Operations Manual and Contract Administration Manual.
  4. Provide training on bid evaluations, contract administration, and the procurement operations manual.
  5. Ensure all procurements are conducted in compliance with the principles, rules, and procedures set out in bidding documents, Procurement Guidelines, the grant, and any Supplemental Agreements. Respond promptly and fairly to bid challenges regarding procurement activity. Protect the procurement activity from fraud, waste, and abuse.
  6. Assume other operational, functional, and contractual obligations and responsibilities customarily performed by a Procurement Agent.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience –

  • 15 years of experience working as a procurement professional
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of international best practices in procurement procedures, FIDIC documents, project administration and follow-up, and contract management
  • Prior experience in conducting infrastructure and works procurement
  • Experience working with international development partner institutions’ procurement guidelines and procedures – especially those of the World Bank or Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Experience working on projects in the policy stability development, access to land and/or transport sectors is desirable
  • Proven leadership qualities and experience. Experience in managing a team of procurement professionals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with high-level government officials and business executives
  • Experience working in similar countries. Experience working in Sri Lanka is an advantage

Education –

  • Master’s degree in business, law, economics, finance, or public administration
  • Professional procurement qualifications or equivalent specialized training

Computer Skills –

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint

Language –

  • Fluency in English – reading, writing, and speaking

About the Organization

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., is part of Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division with international development assistance companies in Brisbane, Brussels, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby, and Washington, DC. Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. was formerly Emerging Markets Group, Ltd. and brings nearly a 30-year history serving the objectives of bilateral and multilateral donors and private clients. The Emerging Markets Division brings together a broad range of experience and talent; a rich history of innovation, passion and commitment to international development and an established reputation for high quality demand and client driven services. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division manages more than $750 million in current contracts and grants, brings together over 90 years of collective experience, and engages over 3,700 professionals in more than 100 countries. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division currently implements over 130 projects globally.

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