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Background / General description:
Our institution is organized around global practices (GP) grouped in sectors! The Governance GP helps developing countries build capable, efficient, open, inclusive and accountable institutions that can support economic growth, reduce poverty, deliver needed services and earn the confidence of citizens. More information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/governance
The Global Directorate for Procurement (EPRDR) is part of Governance GP and convenes a leading group of practitioners focused on advancing cutting-edge practices and innovations in the field of procurement.
The East Asia and Pacific Region Procurement Unit 1 (EEAR1) seeks to recruit a Procurement Specialist, to provide support to the Bank operational portfolio in Cambodia. This position is geared to assisting the World Bank staff and the Government of Cambodia in implementing World Bank-financed and administered programs by providing procurement support, advice, guidance and oversight. The Procurement Specialist may be required to provide cross support to the Bank’s portfolio in the East Asia and Pacific Region from time to time.
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Work independently and as a team member on procurement matters in the performance of the Bank's fiduciary and service functions.
• Working across sectors, responsible for reviewing and handling the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement (in consultation with Legal and Policy departments as necessary).
• Participate in missions as procurement expert on large projects; assesses procurement implications of project design, evaluates institutional capacity of the Borrower and develops suitable procurement plans.
• Participate in country procurement assessments, prepare background analysis, collaborate on developing appropriate public procurement legislation and practices including tailoring instruments to meet specific client needs.
• Negotiate and resolve difficult procurement issues with Borrower agencies and handle questions/complaints from officials and contractors on bidding and award issues.
• Design and conduct workshops to educate procurement professionals in the Bank and in Borrower agencies on the Bank's philosophy and approach to procurement, the rationale of its policy framework and relevant procedures and processes.