Ministry of Health
Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project
The Palestine Liberation Organization, for the benefit of the Palestinian Government has applied for financing from the World Bank, International Development Association toward the cost of the Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project (the Project) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Consulting ServicesThe Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) is the implementing agency for this project. A Project Management Unit (PMU) will be established within MoH and will be composed of consultants in various fields, to manage the overall implementation and coordination of the project. MOH is considering the appointment of qualified PMU Coordinator, Procurement Specialist, Financial Management Specialist and Administrative Assistant for the PMU.
The PMU team will be housed within MOH relevant departments in Nablus and Ramallah. The duration of each assignment is one year on a full-time basis, extendable to the full length of the project (4 years). The expected start date for all posts is mid January 2015.
An individual Consultant/officer shall be selected for each of the above-mentioned posts in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011and revised in July 2014.
MOH is considering the appointment of a qualified Procurement Specialist, knowledgeable of World Bank Procurement and Consultants
Guidelines to be responsible for: (i) planning and processing all procurement to be carried out under the project in coordination with respective
MOH departments, (ii) monitoring the implementation of the procurement plan, and (iii) providing on-job procurement training to MOH staff.
Scope of Work:
The selected Procurement Specialist will be required to familiarize him/herself with all aspects of the execution of the project and will be in charge of processing all aspects of project procurement in accordance with the World Bank Procurement and Consultants’ Guidelines, and the Grant Agreement.
Determining the procurement method to be used based on the size of the package and in accordance with World Bank Procurement Guidelines;
Determining with MOH’s procurement staff the appropriate consultant selection method to be used based on the size and nature of the assignment and in accordance with World Bank Consultants’ Guidelines;
Elaborating with MOH’s procurement staff the Project Procurement Plan in consultation with the relevant MOH entities/departments and updating it on a periodic basis throughout project implementation to reflect actual project implementation requirements;
Assisting in the preparation of consultants’ terms of reference and administration of their contracts, including processing contract amendments;
Drafting bid notices and bidding documents/request for quotations for inviting and obtaining bids/quotations for Goods to be financed under the project;
Drafting requests for expressions of interest and request for proposals (RFPs) for inviting and obtaining proposals for consultants services to be financed under the project;
Assisting in establishing procedures for receiving and opening of bids/proposals, ensuring adherence to the evaluation criteria stipulated in the
bidding documents/RFPs in a professional and timely manner;
Participating in all steps of the procurement process for each contract starting with quotation/bids and proposal opening, evaluation of quotations/ bids/expressions of interest/proposals, preparing evaluation reports, contract negotiations, etc.;
Preparing correspondence required for requesting, through the PMU coordinator, the World Bank approval/’no objection’ of the proposed procurement steps/decisions, as required;
Maintaining complete procurement documentation for each contract, including bidding documents, advertisements, bids received, bid evaluations,
letters of acceptance, contract agreements, securities, payment documents, bid complaints, related correspondence, etc., in an orderly manner, readily available for audit/post reviews;
Preparing procurement reports showing the status of ongoing procurement, including a comparison of planned and actual dates of the procurement actions;
-Coordinate as needed procurement activities between MoH, MoF, other governmental stakeholders and the World Bank.
-Working with MOH Procurement staff to enhance their capacities through on-the-job training; and
-Performing other related duties as may be assigned by the PMU coordinator.
The Procurement Specialist will be will be accountable to the PMU Coordinator.
Essential Required Qualifications, Skills, knowledge and Competencies:
-A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Marketing, Accounting; Administrative Sciences or Finance Sciences in addition a master degree in a relevant field is considered desirable.
-At least 5 years of previous relevant experience in procurement of which at least 3 years of experience in procurement following World Bank Procurement and Consultants Guidelines.
-Good knowledge of technical and operational aspects of procurement implementation
-Strong supervisory, interpersonal and staff support skills. Ability to motivate and lead employees and encourage decisions to be made within a team environment.
-Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
-Fluency in English and excellent report writing.
-Excellent computer skills
-The ability to work under pressure within team work arrangements.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs and Qualifications to the following address no later than December 27, 2014.
Personnel Affairs Department
General Directorate of Administrative and Financial Affairs
Ministry of Health
Nablus e-mail: samirshalabimoh.ps
Fax number: 09-2386466
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