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Ref. Number: 20013 Department: Strategy, Policy and Budget Department Job Type: Global Recruitment Posting Date: Jan. 3, 2020 Closing Date: Jan. 31, 2020
Senior Procurement Policy Specialist
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, we began operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 102 approved members worldwide. By investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia and beyond, we will better connect people, services and markets that over time will impact the lives of billions and build a better future.
AIIB's Strategy, Policy and Budget (SPB) Department is responsible for: (i) developing and monitoring the implementation of the Bank's strategic agenda; (ii) developing and overseeing compliance with the Bank's operational policies and procedures for the Bank's infrastructure investment portfolio (non-treasury), including environmental, social, procurement and financial management; and (iii) developing the annual business plan to implement the Bank's strategies and manage the Bank's administrative budget to support the implementation of the annual business plan.
The primary responsibilities of Senior Procurement Policy Specialist are to develop or refine and oversee the Bank's operational procurement policies, associated directives and administrative guidance, ensuring that their application by recipients of Bank financing is consistent, efficient, fair and transparent, and that procurement under the Bank's projects is conducted on a fit-for-purpose and value-for-money basis. Responsibilities also include the requirement to provide technical guidance and expertise to both recipients and Bank staff in order to help facilitate successful project delivery.
Developing and refining the Bank's Procurement Policy Framework as well as appropriate directives, guidance and other necessary documents including standard tender documents;
Undertake review and fiduciary oversight of project documents for investment operations and provide policy assurance to the Vice President for Policy and Strategy;
Provide policy guidance to the Bank's investment operations including the procurement specialists in the Bank's operation services department;
Develop and deliver operational procurement training to Bank staff and recipients of Bank financing;
Assist with the development and implementation of the Bank's new IT-based operational procurement tracking portal;
Provide secretariat support for the Bank's operational Procurement Committee;
Provide guidance and support to Bank staff on cases of misprocurement and procurement-related complaints;
Liaise with procurement counterparts in other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on cofinancing and policy harmonization issues;
Provide procurement opportunity briefings to Bank members, firms and consultants as required;
Assist with the identification and recruitment of suitable staff and consultants to undertake the role of procurement specialists in the Policy and Strategy department.
Minimum 10 years relevant procurement experience for MDB-financed infrastructure projects, and substantial procurement experience for private sector operations
Sound knowledge and significant experience of international best practice in infrastructure tendering and contracting strategies;
Professional knowledge of public procurement legislations and international/national procurement policies and procedures;
Substantial experience working with MDBs and/or other international/bilateral aid agencies on procurement policies and procedures;
Can conduct project procurement risk assessments and provide recommendations of risk mitigation measures on both policy and regulatory compliance and the recipient's proposed project delivery strategy;
Significant experience of IT-based procurement monitoring and data management systems;
Strong communication, analytical, project management and problem-solving skills;
Proven experience of being a strong team-oriented player;
Good oral and written communication skills in English;
Master's degree or equivalent in engineering, public procurement, or related fields from a reputable university; professional Procurement Certification (e.g. CPSM, CIPS) preferred; and
Ability to forge partnerships with recipients, cofinanciers and other stakeholders.
Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which the successful applicant will enter AIIB.