Procurement Specialist

Posted 20 Feb 2020


Vientiane Capi. (Admin and HR)

Position : Procurement Specialist (Lao national) Location : Vientiane (Xaythani district) Contract Length : 32 months, intermittent

Purpose : SOFRECO, a leading company in consultancy and technical assistance for sustainable economic and social development, is seeking an independent consultant for a Procurement specialist position for the Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Project. Funded by ADB and implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the project is aimed at enhancing competitiveness of rice value chains in Khammouane, Saravan and Savannakhet provinces, and vegetable value chains in Vientiane Capital, Champasak and Sekong provinces.

Tasks: The specialist will build on the work previously undertaken in procurement under advance action. The specialists will assist NPMO to undertake the following:

  • Provide guidance to NPMO and implementing agencies in preparing bidding
  • documents, evaluation of bids, contract negotiations and in finalizing contract agreements for works, goods and services;
  • Guide the NPMO in preparing request for proposal for engaging consulting services and other services, reviewing proposals; negotiating contracts and finalizing contract agreements for services;
  • Recommend and ensure implementation of contract management capacity building training covering ADB procurement guidelines and procedures for the project implementation staff in the NPMO and PPIUs;
  • Assist in establishing an appropriate procurement monitoring system;
  • Review progress reports on progress and issues relating or might affect procurement, and implementation of contracts; and
  • Provide recommendation or advice to resolve contractual issues.

Qualifications : The procurement specialist will preferably have a master’s degree in business administration, engineering or other related field with 5 years of experience as procurement officer on ADB or internationally financed projects. It will be an advantage for the specialists to have experience in the procurement of works and goods, preparation of tender and contract documents, evaluation of bids, contract management, and recruitment of consultants in at least two ADB financed projects.

How to Apply

To apply for this post : Email your resume/CV with cover letter in English language to or call/Whatsapp +856 20 76 948 713 for more information.
Closing date : 01/03/2020

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview

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