Chief Procurement Officer vacancy ,The World Bank in Washington, DC

Chief Procurement Officer vacancy ,The World Bank in Washington, DC.

In the bustling heart of Washington, DC, an unparalleled opportunity awaits visionary leaders.

The World Bank is on the lookout for a Chief Procurement Officer to spearhead transformative initiatives in the realm of global development.

If you’re passionate about leveraging procurement for sustainable change, this is your chance to make a lasting impact.

Chief Procurement Officer vacancy ,The World Bank in Washington, DC.

Seize the opportunity to shape the future of procurement on a global scale. Apply now and be a catalyst for positive change! Deadline for applications: January 19, 2024.

Procurement Context

The World Bank’s Procurement Framework, approved in July 2015 is in operation since July 2016.

It promotes tailored procurement approaches that emphasize choice, quality, and value for public spending, while enabling adaptation to country contexts.

Procurement in IPF operations supports Borrowers to achieve value for money with integrity in delivering sustainable development.

The Procurement Framework reflects the extensive feedback received from task teams and other stakeholders involved in IPF procurements financed by the World Bank.

It is designed to support a modern, fit for purpose procurement approach.

Over the past several years, the Procurement Policy & Services (PR) anchor has been responsible for a) the modernization process of the procurement function in support of internal and external clients.

Mainstreaming the fiduciary mandate of assuring that the procurement of works, goods and non-consulting services and the selection of consultants are carried out in accordance with Bank procurement policies and procedures and the Procurement.

Ensuring that Bank policies and practices are harmonized with those of other development partners and contributing to capacity building efforts and procurement reform initiatives.

Duties and Accountabilities

Procurement Program and Business

  •  Provides technical, professional and intellectual leadership to staff and guides clients in procurement policy and services.

  •  Chairs the Operational Procurement Review Committee (OPRC) responsible for clearing the procurement processes of large contracts.

  •  Takes lead role in spearheading reform and change management agenda on procurement which includes proposing and defining new and innovative policies .

  • Procedures, with particular regard to simplification, modernization, agility and new approaches, including inclusion of relevant elements of the Environment and Social Framework in operational procurement.

  •  Oversees implementation of the Bank’s procurement policies, procedures, practices and services, in line with the fit-for-purpose of the procurement framework.

  •  Guides and leads the procurement network in the development and implementation of its strategy and work program.

  •  Proposes and updates procedures to strengthen operational effectiveness and quality.

  •  Is responsible for the quality of procurement outputs and services emerging from the Standards, Procurement, and Financial Management (OPSPF) Department in a way that is service-oriented and committed to provide guidance and support to the Regions.

  •  Maintains close collaboration with INT and Regions on procurement-related corruption and fraud issues and cases; provides inputs to the work of GIA and IEG.

Intellectual Thought Leadership

  •  Provides proactive technical, professional and intellectual leadership in the design, development and dissemination of Knowledge Management (KM) and staff learning for the PR stream.

  •  Leads development of new tools, information systems and management reporting mechanisms as part of the modernization and change management processes.

  •  Ensures that the Bank’s procurement work is effectively communicated internally and externally.

Selection Criteria

Current cooperation with Clients requires out-of-the-box thinking and adjustments in Bank’s procurement policy and procedures and beyond.

CPO should lead this effort in collaboration with procurement managers and OPCS teams.

  •  Advanced degree in a technical, managerial, or legal discipline relevant to the job.

  •  External perspective combined with a good understanding of Bank Group strategic directions and policies.

  • Typically, the successful candidate will have exposure to the full range of country operational situations relevant to Bank procurement work (gained inside or outside the Bank.

  •  A thorough understanding of the Bank procurement framework including the flexibilities built into it.

  •  Well established and recognized track record and thorough knowledge of Bank procurement policies, procedures, processes and practices.

  • Management is prepared to consider candidates without this background where they bring exceptional skills and/or experience to the procurement function)and a track-records of leading/ participating in country procurement reforms.

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