Procurement Consultant


The Vietnam Environmental Administration, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is implementing an 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.

Major responsibilities of Procurement consultant

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:

- Setup the procurement system following the guidelines of the ADB and relevant government provisions for the procurement of goods and services. 
- 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;
- 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;
- Establish a system of block grants and service contracts or seed capital disbursement to communities for services and investments;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide on the job training in procurement and contract management to the procurement officer at national and provincial levels and other concerned staff.
- Prepare the Procurement Plan of the whole project as required by ADB and by the Government.
- Other tasks required by the Project Director/Deputy Director


  • A minimum 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.

Please send CV and application letter in English to: [email protected]

The closing date for application is 5pm on Tuesday, 18th March 2014.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
BCC Project
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2014-03-18