The PNPM Mandiri or “The National Program for Community Empowerment” is the government of Indonesia’s national program for community empowerment aiming to accelerating poverty reduction. The goal of this program is to create sustainable jobs, improve performance of the MDGs, and empower Indonesia’s diverse rural and urban communities to be active players in development. Charles Kendall & Partners, as the AusAID Managing Contractor, is now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Indonesian Professionals interested in the following consultancy opportunity:
PROCUREMENT ADVISER (International/National)
I. OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT
The Procurement Advisor will advise Tim Pengendali on the overall procurement arrangements for the PNPM program. In particular, s/he will:
- On behalf of Tim Pengendali, provide overall oversight of procurement within PNPM programs, seeking to ensure that all provisions of Keppres 80/2001 and relevant donor procurement rules are followed in a timely manner; in cases where Keppres 80/2001 and/or relevant donor procurement rules are not properly complied with, report accordingly to Tim Pendendali, the relevant donors and the executing agencies in question, and recommend steps to be taken to (i) rectify the lack of compliance noted, and (ii) avoid similar recurrences in the future.
- As directed by Tim Pengendali, assists PNPM executing agencies in preparing and managing procurement plans, packages and documentation. Ensure that all documentation is complete and accurate prior to submitting requests for clearance to donors;
- Monitor procurement processes and prepare regular status reports on these for Tim Pengendali.
- Liaise with the World Bank, JICA, ADB, IDB, and other donors in preparing and finalizing procurement packages and reports.
- Train local staff on proper procurement procedures.
- Share best procurement practices across PNPM programs;
- Prepare assessments of local government procurement capacity and provide recommendations for improvement.
- travel to the field to ensure that project procurement controls are being followed.
II. POSITION REQUIREMENTS
II.1 The position requires the following qualifications, experience and attributes:
- Minimum of ten years international experience at senior level implementing complex, high value programs of procurement of goods, works and services in developing countries.
- Good knowledge of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems.
- Demonstrable experience of developing procurement policy and procedural guidelines, as well as of training, capacity building and mentoring of others.
- Understanding of international donor policies and practices related to procurement.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills in the English language, including the ability to work successfully in cross cultural teams and environments.
- Willingness to travel frequently to rural areas of Indonesia, including Eastern Indonesia.
- Good working knowledge of word processing, spread sheets and presentation software (eg MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar).
II.2 The following also will be advantageous:
- An academic or professional qualification in procurement.
- Experience with Government of Indonesia development programs and related procurement.
- Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.
- Knowledge of community development issues and poverty reduction programs in Indonesia is a plus.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 1500 hours Jakarta time on 6 April 2009. To be considered please send the application letter with a resume to recruitmentPNPMmandiri@charleskendall.com by typing Post Number in the email subject line. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.