Request for Expressions of Interest
Additional Financing for Georgia Emergency COVID-19 Response Project
IBRD Loan No: LOAN NUMBER IBRD-9273-GE
Assignment Title: Procurement Consultant
Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoILHSA), as an Implementing Agency of the Additional Financing for Georgia Emergency COVID-19 Response Project in Georgia is soliciting applications for the position of Procurement Consultant.
The project implementation unit (PIU) is looking for Procurement Consultant, who will support overall implementation of the project, he/she will work closely with the coordinator of the PIU.
The Consultant shall be responsible for:
The Procurement Consultant shall be responsible for:
- In collaboration with the Ministry and other relevant partners (including WHO, UN Agencies and suppliers), lead and coordinate the process of Procurement;
- Convene meetings (online & face to face) related to Procurement goods & services required for MoILHSA, coordinate stakeholders and provide all necessary information to partners in a timely manner;
- Assist the “New Coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2) and the diseases caused by (COVID-19) Coordination Commission (established on 11th of February, 2021 under MoILHSA) for the Procurement of goods, works & services required for administration in implementing its functions;
- Lead preparation of all documents required for conducting Procurement of goods & services required for MoILHSA and ensure their compliance with the national/international Procurement Regulations;
- Administer and monitor the entire process of Procurement of goods, works & services required for MoILHSA and its compliance with the relevant national/international policy and regulations;
- Assist PIU in all necessary procedures related to retroactive financing of Procurement of goods, works & services required for MoILHSA
- Keep all relevant procurement documentation on file in an orderly manner and make it available for the authorized national inspecting agencies, auditors, and the WB upon request;
- Prepare quarterly and annual procurement reports including contract monitoring and management;
- Cooperate with the Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry for regular preparation of the Project Management Reports, as a part of the WB reporting requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager and MoILHSA
The individual consultant shall meet the following qualification and experience requirements:
The Consultant shall have the following experience and qualifications:
- University-level degree in business administration, finance, economic, law, or related disciplines;
- At least 5 (five) years of practical experience as a procurement specialist/expert;
- Minimum of three years working experience on international contracts and/or projects, working with the WB or similar International Financial Institutions (IFIs);
- Knowledge of the World Bank Procurement Guidelines/Regulations, local taxation, banking and other pertinent regulations affecting national and international procurement is desirable;
- Minimum 2 years of project management experience working closely with the government agencies, donors and private sector in Georgia;
- Proven teamwork and negotiation skills;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Georgian and English;
- Proficiency in standard and specialized desktop computer applications.
This is a 12 months’ assignment starting on January, 2021. Subject to satisfactory performance as well as operational needs of the Project, the contract will be extended.
The type of Contract will be time-based.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Recruitment procedures set out in Asian Development Banks guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013).
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Open Competitive Selection of Individual Consultants)” procedures set out in World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (Regulations) (2016, July, Revised November 2017 and August 2018).
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (Revised November 2017 and August 2018) (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations.
Please indicate the position in subject line.
Deadline for applications: 27 December, 2021
To obtain detailed information, please contact:
Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoILHSA),
Name: Khatia Amilakhvari
Position: Procurement consultant
Procurement Consultant, PIU – World Bank
Additional Financing for Emergency COVID-19 Response Project
Web Site: www.moh.gov.ge