Procurement Officer (2 positions) – Somalia

Job name: procurement officer

Employment scheme: Seconded/Contracted

Job category for contract workers: Mission Support – Management Level

Ref. Number: SOM-059 SOM-060

Location: Mogadishu

Availablity: as quickly as possible

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

Security clearance level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

Open to contributing third States: Nope

1. Reporting line:

The Procurement Officer reports to the Head of Procurement Section.

2. Main tasks and responsibilities:

 Conduct procurement and procurement processes for the Mission in accordance with established, professional and transparent procurement policies, rules and procedures;

 Assist and advise the Procurement Manager on legal issues related to the procurement cycle (from strategic planning to contract);

 Assist other units with procurement and procurement issues and procedures;

 Develop professional relations and working partnerships with the European Commission and the European Union External Action Services involved in procurement processes;

 Develop professional relationships and working partnerships with procurement colleagues in other civilian CSDP missions to exchange best practices.

3. General Duties and Responsibilities:

 Identify and report on lessons learned and best practices in respective area of ​​responsibility;

 Contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities in respective area of ​​responsibility;

 Take into account aspects of equality between women and men and human rights in the execution of tasks;

 Undertake any other related task requested by 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 of the national qualifications framework which is equivalent to level 6 of the European qualifications framework OR a qualification of the first cycle within the framework of the qualifications of the European Higher Field of education, e.g. Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent and documented police and/or military education or training or an award of equivalent rank; AND

 A minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience, after meeting 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 programs;

 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 organizations.

7. Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities:

 Knowledge of the EU Financial Regulation and the Practical Guide to contract procedures for the external action of the European Union (PRAG).

How to register

Details of 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 about working in an EU CSDP mission: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/working-csdp-mission-general-conditions_en

Donald E. Patel