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SNV Netherlands Development Organization   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Procurement Specialist

  • Post-graduate education
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

You will design clear procurement processes/protocols/policies – in conformance with GoK and The World Bank Procurement Regulations – and ensure that high quality procurement documents are in place towards successful operationalisation, launch and administration of the Facility. In short, your role involves (1) defining processes/protocols/policies and prepare templates for procurement of service contracts with Solar/Clean Cookstove Service Providers (e.g. for sourcing, submitting, and evaluating applications), (2) prepare/organise internal/external reviews and Selection Committee meetings, (3) ensure high-quality and harmonized reporting to Ministry of Energy according to protocol, and (4) ongoing monitoring of compliance to procedures/policies/protocols during Facility operations.


• Define processes for sourcing applications, including nature and timing of any procurement events, stakeholder consultations, marketing activities and other awareness creating initiatives;

• Define processes/procedures and prepare templates for the submission of applications in conformance with the GoK and The World Bank Procurement Regulations where applicable, including Requests for Expression of Interest (REOI), Requests for Proposals (RfP), instructions to bidders, application templates, and document submission requirements from bidders;
• Define processes/procedures and prepare templates for the evaluation of applications, including allocation of tasks and responsibilities in evaluation process, communication of results to bidders, technical/financial evaluation criteria, scoring and weighting methodology;
• Organise Selection Committee meetings for the final selection of successful applicants;
• Define processes/procedures and criteria for conducting due diligence on successful applicants, including any standard metrics to be captured and evaluated;
• Assist in drafting, signing and monitoring of contracts with awardees;
• Define processes for addressing environmental and social safeguard matters in the procurement process, as outlined in the Project Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)
• Define processes for handling procurement disputes under the project (grievance redress framework), both from applicant/portfolio companies, and end customers that they serve;
• Define policies to manage delinquency, non-compliance, and non-performance (e.g. claw-back provisions);
• Define processes for managing conflicts of interest with partnering firms (if applicable) and independent verification agent;
• Assist in defining processes for disbursement of funds, including both upfront and results-based components to awardees;
• Prepare templates, define timing, and bring together all stakeholders for the annual review of the Facility Implementation Manual;
• Ensure quality of procurement documents and harmonized reporting by the two Facilities (Result-Based Financing and Debt Facility) to the Ministry of Energy;
• Define approval processes for changes to the Facility Implementation Manual, including identification of changes that require the approval of GoK and changes that can be made autonomously by Facilities Manager;
• Support the project team to handle other technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement during the project.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Compliance; Business strategy; Quality management; Programme management; Procurement
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

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