May 19, 2017

Head of Procurement Team

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Gopa Worldwide Consultants
Closing date: 09 Jun 2017

GOPA Consultants are searching for an appropriate candidate with a technical background for the position of the Head of Procurement Team.

The incumbent shall lead a team of professional procurement experts and provide guidance, supervision and management and ensure quality and relevance of the programme’s procurement needs

Key Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in related discipline (Business Administration with major field in Contract Management and Procurement, Engineering Economics and/or Finance,);

  • Professional accreditation from renown procurement institution required, e.g. The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS);

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience;

  • At least 5 years of work experience at senior procurement management level, or proven ability to lead a group of experts;

  • Expert with an international professional background obtained in long-term assignments outside his country and region of origin;

  • At least 5 years of experience in operating procurement systems in emergency aid and/or development programs with local partners in developing countries;

  • Experience of working in an emergency aid and/or development co-operation context in a conflict, post-conflict or fragile state;

  • Excellent proficiency in English is required.

Additional advantages:

  • Knowledge of Worldbank, UN or other major donors’ procurement rules and procedures;

  • Computer literacy in procurement software applications highly desirable.


How to apply:

If you are interested in the assignment, please kindly send your application in English language via email to Juergen.Paulussen@gopa-infra.de.

The application should include the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English language;
  • A list of reference persons with contact details, if not included in the CV already.

Candidates who are considered for further evaluation and for recommendation to the client will be notified within three weeks after reception of the application.

Please kindly understand that all other candidates will not be notified.

For information on GOPA Consultants please kindly refer to www.gopa.de and www.gopa-infra.de