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TRF+ is a technical assistance project in health, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK and managed by Mott MacDonald Limited, UK. The aim of the project is to provide technical support to the governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab for implementing health reforms to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition services, managed by the health departments. The project is a part of DFID’s Provincial Health and Nutrition Programme (PHNP), under which financial aid is provided to the provincial governments for health reforms.

TRF+ requires the services of Procurement Specialist for KP and Punjab, based in Lahore and reporting to the Provincial Team Leaders of KP and Punjab. This is one of the key position of the project.

Position Purpose and Summary: 

The incumbent will provide technical support, directly and through consultants, to health departments and programmes at provincial and district levels for strengthening their procurement and logistic systems and building related capacities for timely procurements of drugs, supplies, equipment and services with the ultimate goal of uninterrupted delivery of services to the people, particularly to women and children.

Job Responsibilities:

He/she will work closely with the provincial health departments and programmes and concerned district authorities, under the guidance of respective TRF+ Provincial Team Leader in Punjab and KP, to:

  • Develop Technical Assistance work-plans for health department and programmes, at both provincial and district levels, to be approved by the TRF+ Executive Committee in each province.
  • Liaise with the provincial and/or district officials for identification of their TA needs.
  • Implement approved TA work plan relating to procurement by providing TA directly and/or through consultants as per specific TA requirement.   
  • Ensure all processes of procurement of consultants for TA comply with best international practice including:
    • TA falls within the parameters of the programme purpose and outputs;
    • Clear specification of purpose, outputs, activity, timeframe, personnel required and budget;
    • Quality assurance of TA process, outputs and outcomes; and
    • Cost is contained and accounted for.
    • Brief and debrief TA consultants or consultancy firms as appropriate.
    • Monitor effectiveness of TA against its specification.
    • Contribute to developing a national database of consultants, including meeting and assessing potential TA support personnel.
    • Contribute to lesson learning and dissemination of knowledge products.
    • Ensure provision of quality TA and drive implementation of the Procurement Capacity Development Plan as approved by the Department of Health.
    • Responsible for implementation and compliance with the Mott MacDonald Integrated Management System regulations.
    • Contribute to writing programme reports and collating statistics as required by the Provincial Team Leader.

The post holder will be based in Lahore and required to frequently travel to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spending approximately 40 percent of the time there. 

This job description will be reviewed and agreed at regular intervals according to the needs of the project.

Qualification & Experience:

Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, Economics or relevant field). At least 08 years of professional experience in procurement/supply chain management and related discipline especially in social sectors is required. This position require substantial knowledge of health sector in related provinces and experience of working with government systems and senior officials. Excellent competencies in English and MS Office are required.

Skills:

Strategic thinker and planner. Takes initiative, thinks ahead and provides practical solutions to problems. Experience of working with government at senior levels. Good time management and multi-taking abilities and skills. Capacity building skills and interest. Excellent writing skills in English language. Fosters teamwork and maintains excellent communication with colleagues. Ability to communicate in Pashto and Punjabi languages.

How to apply:

Candidates applying are strongly advised to consult detailed Job Descriptions for the position at www.trfpakistan.org

Last date of applications:  June 20th, 2017