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Millennium Development Authority
Job Opportunity
Director, Procurement

The government of Ghana has received a grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MMC”) a United State Government Agency. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MMC”) representing the United States of America, entered into a millennium challenge compact on august 5, 2014 with the republic of Ghana under which mcc is providing funding the Government of Ghana for poverty reduction and economic growth programme through the Power Compact. The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the entity responsible for the management of the implementation of the compact is seeking a professionally qualified person for the position of a director, procurement to assist with the implementation of the Power Compact in a transparent, timely, effective, efficient, results oriented and fiscally sound manner. This position is for a projected contract term of four year and is renewable yearly

Job title: Director, Procurement
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Supervises: Two Procurement Officers
Job location: Accra, Greater Accra

Responsibilities

  • Manages and oversees all procurement operations and the performance of the Procurement Agent. Manages the flow of procurement activity to implement the Compact by MiDA
  • Analyzes MiDA’s operational and programmatic needs, and develop procurement plan consistent with the overall plan of the compact
  • Ensures that all procurement transactions are implemented in accordance with the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines
  • Works closely with the management and the CEO of MiDA to maintain the integrity and the confidentiality of the procurement process
  • Works closely with the procurement agent and serves as the primary liaison between the procurement agent, mcc and outside entities form a variety of specialized sector on all procurement activities and facilitates the smooth interplay between and among all elements of the procurement process.
  • Coordinates the functions of MiDA and the Procurement Agent in implementing  the Compact program, including identifying initial procurement needs and organizing procurement operations
  • In coordination with the Project Directors and Managers translates program requirements into actionable procurement packages and requisitions.
  • Facilitates the preparations and submissions to the Procurement Agent(s) of necessary procurement documents (requisition, Terms of Reference, estimated budgets, etc.) provided by the technical staff of MiDA
  • Ensures that the solicitation document, Procurement Plan, Procurement Implementation Plan and all other require documents prepared by the Procurement Agent comply with the MCC program procurement guidelines and Standard Bidding Documents and they meet the procurement needs of MiDA and follow the Procurement Operations Manual and other relevant template of MiDA
  • In consultation with the MiDA Management and Project Directors and Mangers, establishes and communicate procurement priorities to Procurement Agent.
  • Regularly reviews MiDA’s Procurement Operation Manual(s) and Contract Administrations Manual(s) prepared by the Procurement Agents and recommends any necessary changes or improvements to ensure it responds to the operational reality of MiDA
  • Ensures that the Procurement Agent acts consistently with the approved Procurement Operations Manual.
  • Ensures that Procurement Procedures are developed in line with MCC Guidance for purchase not covered by the PPG and that they are fully implemented.
  • Actively monitors and manages the progress of procurement against the applicable Procurement Implementation Plan. Coordinates with MiDA management and project staff to ensure responsibilities of all involved actors in the execution of a procurement are understood and acknowledge and that the timeframe and responsible parties for requisite events in the procurement process and the impact of missed deadlines or unacceptable inputs on the overall procurement timeline are understood by all affected stakeholders and management.
  • Leads, guides and manages the members of the MiDA procurement team. Manages and reviews the work of the MiDA procurement team to ensure quality of output and provides day -to - day supervision of MiDA procurement unit staff.
  • Approves procurement decision in accordance with Attachment 1 to the MCC Program Procurement Guideline within the approval thresholds and review those that require MCC and the MiDA Governing Body approval prior to submission to these entities.
  • Plans, organizes and guides the pa in conducting the marketing/industry outreach activities and analyzes market condition in order to inform the packaging of project objectives into procurable requirements, promote competitions  and optimize the likelihood of success of the resulting procurement activity
  • Assists Project Directors and Managers and Legal Counsel in interpreting and applying various contractual provisions in particular with respect to claims from contractors for time extensions or extra payments and in general with respect to the contractors’ and consultants’ conformance and compliance with contractual obligations
  • In coordination with Project Directors and Project Managers oversees the contract amendments/modification process and ensures that the approval authorities in Attachment 1 of the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines are adhered to in this regard
  • Collaborates with the Procurement Officers, Procurement Agents , Project Directors, Project Managers, the Fiscal team and the MiDA Legal team to develop and apply fraud and  corruption awareness and anti- fraud and corruption measures with emphasis on the procurement and contract execution processes
  • In consultation with the MiDA Management and General Counsel ensures the development and operation of the MiDA specific Bid Challenge System in accordance with the appropriate MCC Guidelines.
  • Participate in the review of Bid Challenges received from aggrieved bidders in accordance with the MCC approve Bid Challenge System (BCS)
  • In consultation with the MiDA Infrastructure/ Project Directors ensures that the Contract Administration and Management Manual (CAMM) is generated and greed in good time before the contract administration process and management period begins and that MiDA staff with responsibilities in the contract management/ contract administration are trained and prepared to carry out their responsibilities. Monitors effective discharge of such responsibilities.
  • Reviews report submitted by the Procurement Agent.
  • Ensures that the Procurement Agent keeps records of all procurement activities during the procurement phase and also during the Contract Administration phase

Qualifications, experiences and competencies

  • Bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, finance, law, engineering, economics or procurement (advanced degree preferred);
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in developing and managing procurement systems applying international standards, five of which is in a lead management role.
  • Familiarity and experience working with international donor agencies procurement guidelines and procedure particularly those of the World Bank. Additional familiarity and/or experience with procurement guidelines and procedures of US Government will be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with FIDIC form of contracting for civil workers will be an advantage
  • Proven management skills and managerial experience in activities related to public or donor-funded procurement.
  • Demonstrated abilities to coordinate and collaborate with numerous distinct domestic and international stakeholders and counterparts in overseeing, prioritizing, monitoring performance against schedule of contractors, ensuring quality and reporting on procurement activities
  • Experience with planning and organizing market outreach events, speaking to large audience;
  • Experience in the review and approval of procurement document using standard bidding documents of world bank, and/or African development bank; and
  • Ability to supervise  large construction and/or consulting contracts using FIDIC forms of contract
  • Demonstrated abilities of working in or managing multidisciplinary teams across different departments or functional areas;
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills evidenced by demonstrated capability of building and maintaining productive relationships and working collaboratively with a wide range of actors and stakeholders, including government officials, private sector partners, international donors, contractors and counterparts.
  • Must demonstrate from previous work experience the ability to collaborate effectively with peers as well as work across departments or divisions
  • Must demonstrate the capability to work with a minimum of supervision, act decisively and make independent assessments and decisions.
  • Must demonstrate history of delivering high quality project on time and within budget,
  • Fluency in English; and
  • Strong  computer skills with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Familiarity with the energy sector will be an advantage.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills will be an advantage

Application should be submitted ONLY by email and addressed to:
The Recruitment Committee
Millennium Development Authority
Accra

Email application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mode of application
To receive consideration, applicants must include:

  • Their curriculum vitae of not more than four (4) A4-size pages stating their qualifications and experience providing three professional references, contact phone number(s), and email address(es) by which they can easily be reached .
  • A cover note (one page maximum) explaining what the applicant envisions as the challenges of the position applied for and how their experience and education would allowed them to meet those challenges.
  • Applications must be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by MiDA not later than midnight on 20th October, 2017.