Procurement Consultant

Background
The Vietnam Environmental Administration, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will start implementation of a ADB loaned project entitled “Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors – Viet Nam component” over a period of 8 years, 2011-2019. The objective of the project is to achieve climate resilient sustainable forest ecosystems in the Central Annamites benefiting local livelihoods and downstream users while the intended outcome is sustainably managed biodiversity corridors in Quang Nam, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue. The Project consists of four outputs: (1) Institutional and Community Strengthening; (2) Biodiversity Corridor Restoration and Protection; (3) Livelihoods Improvement and Small-Scale Infrastructure Support; and (4) Project Management and Support Services.

 In close co-operation with the National Project Director /Deputy Director/ Coordinator and the Provincial Project Directors / Coordinators and relevant technical departments in VEA and three Project provinces to:
(i) Setup the procurement system following the guidelines of the ADB and relevant government provisions for the procurement of goods and services.
(ii) Assist the project for the preparation of detailed specifications and tender documents for the procurement of goods and services including local shopping, National Competitive Bidding or International Competitive Bidding, community services contracts;
(iii) Set up procurement and contract management system for the project to handle all local competitive bidding and local shopping procurements of goods and civil works undertaken by the implementing authorities and for provinces and districts to handle service contracts with communities;
(iv) Establish a system of block grants and service contracts or seed capital disbursement to communities for services and investments;
(v) Assist Project Director/Deputy Director in recruiting prequalified institutions, commercial organizations, NGOs or private individuals to provide services for developing proposed subprojects into feasibility studies for consideration for project funding.
(vi) Assist the Project Director/Deputy Director in all procedures relating to procurement of equipment and vehicles in accordance with the methods to be used for the purchase of supplies for the Project, ensuring that both Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government requirements are followed.
(vii) Assist the Project Director/Deputy Director in all procedures relating to recruitment of consultant services and procurement of works and goods for the Project, ensuring that both ADB and Government requirements are followed.
(vii) Provide on the job training in procurement and contract management to the procurement officer at national and provincial levels and other concerned staff.

Qualifications
- A minumum of 4 years experience in procurement
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of the ADB procurement guidelines and Vietnam procurement system, including procurement-related law and regulatory framework.
- Working level of English language is an absolute necessity;
- Advanced computer skills;
- Ability to manage priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision, and maintain composure under pressure.
- Experience with procurement procedures of ADB or a similar organisation is an asset.

Those who are interested in the above position should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter in English and Vietnamese before the 28nd of March 2012 to following the address and/or the email:

Centre Project Management Unit
Room 302, N5 Building, 99 Le Duan, Hanoi
Email: [email protected].com

Note: Applications will not be returned for non-selected candidates

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors – Viet Nam component
Location: 
Ha Noi, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2012-03-28