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
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
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