European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia
Position Name: Head of Procurement Section
Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted
Post Category for Contracted: Expert Level
Ref. Number: SOM-057
Component/Department/Unit: Mission Support Department/ Procurement Section
Security Clearance Level: EU SECRET
Open to Contributing Third States: No
1. Reporting Line:
The Head of Procurement Section reports to the Head of Administrative Division.
2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
To lead, manage and coordinate the work and staff of the Procurement Section;
To coordinate the Mission contracting and procurement processes in accordance with EU established professional and transparent procurement policies, rules and procedures;
To assist and advise the chain of command on all contracting and procurement issues;
To provide support related to contracting and procurement matters to other units within the Mission;
To develop professional relationships with the European Commission and other actors involved in the process in Brussels HQ;
To develop professional relationships with procurement colleagues in other Missions to share best practices in the area of procurement;
To identify, manage and report the risks arising from the implementation of specific processes, systems and projects;
To implement gender-responsive leadership and ensure gender and human rights mainstreaming internally and externally in mandate implementation;
To uphold a strict zero tolerance policy to misconduct, including all forms of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse, and proactively ensure an equal and inclusive work environment for all staff;
To raise awareness of staff on their rights, obligations and appropriate standards of behaviour, including existing formal and informal complaint and support mechanisms;
To plan, develop and implement policies to meet expected organisational performance regarding procurement services within a given timeframe;
To work and maintain ERP and other electronic systems used by the Procurement Section and the Mission.
3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:
To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;
To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;
To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;
To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).
4. Essential Qualifications and Experience:
Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Master’s Degree OR equivalent and attested police and/or military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank; AND
A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements, out of which a minimum of 2 years at coordination/management level.
5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to exercise collaborative, sound and effective leadership;
Ability to manage, mentor and motivate a professionally diversified and multicultural team;
Ability to establish, plan, and review priorities;
Knowledge of using legally established professional and transparent procurement policies, rules and procedures.
6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
University and/or Master’s Degree in management, business or public administration/law/procurement/supply chain or other related or relevant field;
Experience in financial management of tendering processes and audits, preferably including EU procedures;
Knowledge of current technologies used for Procurement like an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System;
International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and international organisations.
7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the EU Financial Regulation and the Practical Guide on contract procedures for European Union external action (PRAG).
How to apply
Details on current vacancies and application form: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eucap-somalia/2-2022-call-contributions-european-union-capacity-building-mission-somalia-eucap_en
Details on working in a EU CSDP mission: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/working-csdp-mission-general-conditions_en
Closing date: 9/12/2022