Procurement Officer (2 positions)

European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia

Position Name: Procurement Officer

Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted

Post Category for Contracted: Mission Support – Management Level

Ref. Number: SOM-059 SOM-060

Location: Mogadishu

Availability: ASAP

Component/Department/Unit: Mission Support Department/Procurement Section

Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

Open to Contributing Third States: No

1. Reporting Line:

The Procurement Officer reports to the Head of Procurement Section.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

 To conduct contracting and procurement processes for the Mission in line with established, professional and transparent procurement policies, rules and procedures;

 To assist and advise the Head of Procurement on legal issues related to the procurement cycle (from strategic planning to contract);

 To assist other units with contracting and procurement matters and procedures;

 To develop professional relationships and work partnerships with the European Commission and the European Union External Action Services involved in procurement processes;

 To develop professional relationships and work partnerships with procurement colleagues in other civilian CSDP Missions to exchange best practices.

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 3 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent and attested police and/or military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank; AND

 A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Analytical skills and financial acumen;

 Ability to establish, plan and review priorities;

 Experience in using legally established professional and transparent procurement policies, rules and procedures.

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

 Degree or certificate in management/business or public administration/law/procurement/supply chain or other related field;

 Experience in planning and implementing projects and programmes;

 Experience in financial management of tendering processes and audits, preferably including EU procedures;

 Knowledge of current technologies used for Procurement such as 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

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Closing date: 9/12/2022