Vacancies

Position Title: Procurement Officer
Open Period: 22 December - 31 January 2022
Position Description:
The Procurement Officer reports to the Head-Operation Support Department and works in close collaboration and coordination with the Procurement Specialist of World Bank CARE project to establish and maintain high-quality procurement and contract management functions capable of securing maximum benefit from goods, works, consulting, and non-consultancy services while achieving value for money in terms of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Duty Station:
RIMES Regional Facility, AIT Campus, 58 Moo 9 Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand.
Type of Contract:
Full-time staff
Duration:
The contract will initially be for one year and will be extended for another 4 years upon satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary term and each annual performance review.
Remuneration and Benefits:
  • Prefer Thai Nationality
  • Monthly base salary negotiable, commensurate with qualifications
  • Housing allowance
  • Health, life insurance
  • Annual leave allowance of 24 days
Qualifications:
Knowledge:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field e.g., project management, business administration, engineering, commerce, law or procurement. Knowledge of the markets on ICT goods and consulting services)
Experience:
  • 5 years of relevant direct experience performing technical procurement and contract management duties.
  • Demonstrated experience expertise procuring product, services & consulting in the private and publics sectors, ideally procuring in accordance with the World Bank's or other multilateral development organizations' policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices governing international procurement, as well as the capacity to transform concepts into operational work, including but limited to value for money (VFM), sustainable procurement, strategic, market analysis, and contract management
  • Capacity to work sensitively in a multi-cultural environment and develop effective relationship with partners and coworkers.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent English language writing, communication and negotiating skills
  • Excellent computer applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint),data base management as well as familiarity with WB Procurement systems (STEP) or other similar Procurement software is a plus.
Personal Qualities:
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results
  • Persistent when faced with challenges
  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities of the position
Reporting:
The Procurement Officer Head- Operation Support Department. S/he will work in close coordination with the World Bank CARE Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Development and implementation of RIMES procurement and contracts management plans and contracting strategies for goods, consulting, and non-consulting services, as well as contract management plans with RIMES procurement standards.
  • Coordinate with Procurement Specialist and Project Director of World Bank CARE project in developing, monitoring and implementing the Procurement Plan ensuring timely completion of all procurement activities.
  • Support the Procurement Specialist in use of the World Bank's Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement (STEP).
  • Support Procurement Specialist in developing, preparing and issuing documents required for the different stages of procurement cycle in accordance with RIMES procurement processes and in compliance with the World Bank’s procurement regulations.
  • Support the Procurement Specialist to develop, prepare and issue documents required for the various stages of the procurement cycle in collaboration with Technical Leads and the Project Director including EOIs, RFQs, RFPs, bid documents, evaluation reports, minutes of negotiations, contract award, contracts, as well as various internal processing documents required to facilitate decision making, in accordance with RIMES procurement processes and in compliance with the World Bank’s procurement regulations.
  • Assist RIMES Technical Leads and Project Coordination teams in developing generic and policy-compliant terms of reference and procurement specification, if applicable.
  • Assist the Procurement Specialist prepare quarterly procurement management reports. Keep track of the progress of procurement activity by regularly revising procurement strategies and maintaining a contract roster
  • Support the Procurement Specialist to convene meetings with contractors as needed for negotiations, for the identification and early resolution of potential disputes.
  • Assist the Project Director and the Head of the Operation Support Department in handling the contractual aspects of the project (such as initial requests, authoring contracts, negotiating the contract, approving the contract, execution of the contract, obligation management, revisions and amendments, auditing and reporting, contract renewal).
  • Develop the action plan that take into account the World Bank’s and government’s commitments to anti-corruption, quality assurance and transparency in the procurement of goods and services.
  • Assist with various audit reviews by ensuring that procurement documents are filed efficiently that the procurement cycle is tracked completely. Extensive comments on project audit reports relating to procurement and contracts management as well as the implementation of corrective actions, where appropriate
How to Apply:
Send application letter and CV, stating salary expectation, and including names and contact details of two referees, not later than 21 January 2022, by email to rimeshra@rimes.int. Please state “RIMES - Procurement Officer : Your Name " in the Subject line of the email.

Ms. Dusadee Moya
Manager-Finance, Administration and Human Resource
Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System
RIMES Program Unit
PO Box 4 Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
Thailand

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

RIMES promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Well-qualified candidates, particularly females, are encouraged to apply.