Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Procurement Expert for the Public Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
The National Treasury
Infrastructure Finance & Public Private Partnerships Project
Recruitment of a Procurement Expert for the Public Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) in Kenya
Ref: IFPPP/PPPU/PE/2014-15
Credit No. 51570 KE
Project ID No. P121019
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing a four-year Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPP) whose overall development objective is to increase private investment in the Kenyan infrastructure market by improving the enabling environment to generate a pipeline of bankable PPP projects. 

This objective will be achieved through the provision of technical expertise and building capacity to implement the Government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPP) National program. 

The Public Private Partnerships Unit (PPPU) at the National Treasury is looking for a highly motivated international expert, for a period of one (1) year (renewable), to fill the position of:
Procurement Expert 
(1 Post)
The Procurement Expert is expected to perform the following tasks:
a) Provide the requisite PPP Procurement advice and support to the PPP Unit to carry out its mandate to assist Contracting Authorities (CAs) to identify, select, appraise, approve, negotiate and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle;
b) Support the PPP Unit in establishing and operationalizing standard procedures and templates for various procurement activities in the PPP life cycle;
c) Advise and assist the Unit on the development of Kenya’s PPP framework for PPP/infrastructure investment or procurement;
d) Advise on the provisions of disclosure of project and contract information in PPP projects;
e) Advise on the PPP procurement and contract management capacity building requirements for the PPP Unit and PPP nodes and support in their implementation;
f) Generally provide expert PPP Procurement input into all aspects of the PPP Unit’s activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A university degree in procurement, law, engineering, commerce or any other relevant qualification.
  • A post graduate qualification on procurement and/or PPP advisory services is desirable;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ demonstrated experience in the field of procurement in a busy public or private sector environment is desirable;
  • Experience in drafting of PPP procurement documents and other related documents / agreements; 
  • PPP procurement, and managing bidding processes will be an added advantage; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, as are strong interpersonal and team skills.
Evaluation Criteria:

Curriculum Vitae’s will be evaluated taking into account the following criteria: 
  • Academic and professional qualifications; 
  • Relevant experience; 
  • Language skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team leadership and team participation skills; 
  • Geographical extent of PPP experience - credit will be given to experience of working with successful PPP programmes, both internationally and in markets similar to Kenya’s; 
  • Breadth of sectorial experience;
  • Experience of different types of PPP structures.
Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be emailed or sent to the address below.
Postal Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
P.O. Box 21190-00100 Nairobi,
Telephone No.: 254 - 20 - 2210271/4

Physical Address:
Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way, Nairobi,

E-mail: procurement.ifppp@piu.go.ke;
info.ifppp@piu.go.ke; info@pppunit.go.ke

Deadline for submission of Applications is Tuesday 23rd June 2015 at 1600 hours Kenyan local time.
Director, Public Private Partnerships Unit
For: Principal Secretary



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