Job Vacancy For Chief Procurement Officer (AfCFTA)

Purpose of Job

• Assists in the management and supervision of the procurement activities of the AfCFTA Secretariat to ensure delivery of results within proposed, Rules, Regulations, budget and timeframe.

Main Functions

• Provide technical and intellectual support and guidance in the management of various procurement bodies related to the area of work.
• Manage the Secretariat of the Local Internal Procurement Committee
• Design AfCFTA Secretariat a comprehensive Annual Procurement Plan
• Develop and implement comprehensive procurement record policy
• Address audit problems
• Monitor and Evaluate the implementation of the various procurement activities

Specific Responsibilities

• Implementation of the proceedings of the Tender Board in accordance with the African Union Procurement Guidelines
• Follow-up on the Implementation of tasks allocated by the Tender Board to the sub-committees such as the Local Tender Board, Evaluation Committee, Opening Committee and Inspection Committee
• Take minutes and keep records of Tender Board meetings
• Function as desk officer on all Tender Board issues and develop a system of keeping archives of bid documents and other Tender Board matters
• Prepare Tender documents in liaison with the Head of Departments in accordance with AUC regulations and internationally accepted standards and procedures
• Prepare requests for bids for tenders not requiring the usual Tendering process on the basis
• Produce periodic statements on the work of the Tender Board in reference to executed contracts and procurements approved and
• performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualification Required & Experience

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

• Master’s degree in Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, Law, Commerce, Business Administration or Public Administration with 7 years post qualification experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Public Procurement, Administration out of which 3 years should be at a supervisory level


• Bachelor’s degree in similar studies with 10 years’ relevant experience and 3 years at Supervisor level.
• Experience in web-based management / ERP system, such as SAP.

Required Skills

• A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches and implementing joint activities;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance
• Ability to assist in developing clear program goals, plans and actions that are consistent with agreed strategies and to appropriately delegate, monitor and adjust these plans and actions
• Ability to produce clear and professional reports
• Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

Leadership Competencies

• Strategic Insight..
• Developing Others
• Change Management
• Managing Risk
• Core Competencies
• Building Relationships
• Foster Accountability Culture
• Learning Orientation
• Communicating with Influence:

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

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Closing Date: 19 May, 2023