Position Title: Procurement Specialist

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: General
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: as per NTA policy
Vacancy Number: 5 years
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Afghanistan
Organization: Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority
Years of Experience: 5 years
Contract Duration: till the end of 2021
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Minimum Bachelor Degree or preferably a Master Degree in business Administration
Close date: 2021-07-16

About Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority:

Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) is in the process of expanding the aviation industry of the country into a more competitive status both financially as well as at the operating level. This will enable the industry to respond to current and future aviation standardization. To do so, there is a need for a comprehensive strategic evaluation and analysis from the world’s top aviation industries in terms of financials and regulating the sector. Financial analysis of top aviation industries would enable ACAA to figure out various strategies for the aviation industry’s financial stability. Financial analysis of the world’s sophisticated civil aviation industries will comprise of the evaluation of financial and fiscal policies of the industry and will end up with recommending their positive implication to the Afghanistan Civil aviation industry. Furthermore, ACAA operations and activities need to be analyzed to ensure that existing government regulations are upheld within the market. Hence, coordination and research, and preparation of in-depth regulatory evaluation for the current ACAA assets and operations are required.

Job Description:

Overview

The Italy government has agreed to provide the Afghan Civil Aviation ‘Soft Loan’ with the aim of upgrading the major airports in the country; the so-called development will be completed in the below phases:

Phase I – The provision of infrastructure, facilities, and equipment to meet essential ICAO standards

Phase II-A new Terminal and passenger facilities to meet the expected demand and development of the cargo hub

Phase III– A new runway with lighting and signage that meets international standards.

The Herat airport is planned to be one of four major International Airports in Afghanistan, alongside Kabul,                  Mazar-e Sharif, and Kandahar. The airport presently, manages approximately 350,000 passengers a year, mainly for internal flights. When the airport achieves certification from the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), it will be able to service many more international flight routes, potentially connecting Herat to the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and, during the Hajj, to Saudi Arabia as well as Afghanistan’s other neighboring countries. After the upgrade to ICAO standards, it is anticipated that the number of passengers traveling through the airport could, be in the region of 1,000,000 a year. The cargo area that is currently under military control will be handed over to the ACAA on NATO’s departure planned for the end of 2016. The establishment of this international airport is considered to be of paramount importance for the improvement of the socio-economic situation and prosperity, not only for Herat Province but to Afghanistan as a whole. The aim of the project is not only to upgrade the airport but to make Herat the first airport in Afghanistan that will be fully ICAO compliant and totally run by fully trained Afghan staff.

The Procurement and Finance Senior Specialist will be responsible for managing and directing the overall operations of the project including Procurement, Finance & Logistics activities of the project; The individual supervises the operations staff and works closely with the deputy director-general of ACAA. The individual reports to the deputy director of technology.

Responsibilities:

Maintains regular communication with the donor and senior management team and providing relevant and timely information for planning and decision-making purposes.

Oversees and manages project operations processes, development and updating templates, and receipt of service documentation.

Provide technical procurement and financial advice to the ACAA leadership to develop and maintain a proper transparent and accountable procurement and contract management system within the ACAA. Provide technical advice on procurement and financial issues to ACAA and do prepare procurement plans, standard SBDs, IFBs, RFQs, and RFPs.

Prepare the evaluation reports of goods, works, and services and provide technical and procurement advice to the ACAA award authorities.

Control the award contract cost to be within the approved budget. Review of payment documents of the contractors and suppliers and provide technical advice to accelerate the payment processes to be made on time and have a proper disbursement of the approved budget within a financial year.

Ensure that systems and procedures agreed for procurement of goods works and services are followed

Communicate with the donors for obtaining necessary NoLs and approvals.

Produces accurate and timely operational reports as required for internal management and donors as appropriate and requested. Traveling to the regional and provinces for the supervision of the operational activities.

The tasks stated above are indicative only. Due to the complex operating environment, the tasks are subject to a substantial change to respond to the needs of the project or the organization.

Any other task as assigned by ACAA DDG-Technical.

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor Degree or preferably a Master Degree in business Administration

Evidence of a specialized training/education in procurement;

Minimum of 5 years directly relevant experience in procurement implementation and management;

Proven experience in the public procurement sector and demonstrable experience in using and implementing procurement actions according to Government of Afghanistan, and World Bank guidelines for procurement of goods, services, and works;

Submission Guideline:

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application package which must include all required documents and Subject line of (Procurement Specialist ) before the closing date

Submission Email:

hrdacaa@gmail.com