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Posted: 9 September 2020
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Senior Procurement Officer

Posted: 9 September 2020
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24 September 2020 Procurement Mogadishu, Somalia Full Time Somalia Central Bank
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Job Description

Post Title: Senior Procurement Officer

Duty Station:  CBS Headquarter

Expected starting date: November 2020

Status: Permanent

Appointment period: Full-time

Reports to:Head of Procurement

Supervises: Procurement Assistant

Job Purpose

This position aims to support Head of Procurement to implement Central Bank’s Procurement Policy, partake drafting procurement contracts, contract management tendering of goods and service to achieve Bank’s strategic objectives in compliance with statutory laws and practices, preparing procurement plans, issuing RFQ’s, obtain competitive quotations & offers, negotiations and final award including drafting Letter of intent’s and obtain approvals & make agreements under guidance of the Procurement or some one on his behalf.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and issue Expressions of Interest (EOI), Invitations to Bid (ITB), Request for Quotations (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP) and other bidding documents required to support the supply of goods and services on competitive basis

Assist Procurement Head for handling claims against warranties and works towards the resolution of conflicts and problems arising out of cases o poor performance for non-compliance with contractual obligations within the terms and conditions

Support colleagues in matters regarding procurement policies and procedures, technical specifications, pricing and product and service availability, as well as appropriate substitutes or alternative options for cost minimization.

Maintain contracts, reports tender documents and procurement related records, and ensure its validity in manner that is retrievable and can be understood by all.

Assist Directors, of CBS departments in development, implementation, and interpretation of procurement policy

Respond to queries from CBS Offices, Branches Department, project, clients, companies, etc. regarding procurement related matters or on the tenders

Preparation of Bid Evaluation Reports for works, goods, and services.

Under supervision of Head of Procurement, he/she plans, organizes the logistics associated with prompt delivery of supplies, materials, equipment, and services to meet the procurement need of the bank.

Development of the rosters of suppliers, quality, and performance measurement mechanisms to be used; vendor roster to be updated on a regular basis

Contributes preparation of reports and other documents as required identify any possible procurement risks recommend mitigation measures for all contract other procurement activities.

Functional & Organizational Skills

Negotiation skills

Ability to analyses and interpret financial monitoring and other performance information

Excellent communication- both written and verbal

Ability to work as part of teamwork

Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Ability to plan and organize own workload

Ability to maintain accurate records including to financial control and audit requirement.



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply management, engineering, project management or related field. CIPS certification/qualification and membership will be competitive advantage.


At least 3 years practical experience showing progressive responsible assignments at senior level in well-established organization. Proved procurement experience in banking sector will be an added value.


Fluent in spoken and written English and Somali

Application Procedure:

Qualified national applicants with required skills are invited to submit their electronic applications and updated resumes through email; and copy to not later Than 24th September, 2020 at midnight Mogadishu time.  Incomplete Applications and those received after deadline will not be considered. Per newly approved human resources policy, Central Bank is equal opportunity employer, female applicants are highly encouraged to apply. Please note Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted