Procurement Specialist


Procurement Specialist in the Urban Distribution Rehabilitation and Transmission Expansion Project (UDRTEP)
UDRTEP: PS 004 DATE: 24/05/2021

Lesotho Electricity Company (PTY) Ltd hereby invites suitably qualified Lesotho Nationals for the above-mentioned position on a two (2) year contract. The incumbent will be responsible to the Project Manager UDRTEP. The position is tenable in Maseru, in the UDRTEP Project.

Bachelor’s degree in Social or applied sciences or equivalent;

a) Minimum of 10 years of experience in public procurement, 5 years of which is in handling procurement activities using African Development Bank (AfDB) procurement guidelines
b) Knowledge of/experience with AfDB/other international development organizations’ procurement procedures;
c) Good knowledge of the institutional, technical, and commercial aspects of procurement;
d) Fluency in spoken English and ability to write reports and documents in English is required;
e) Computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
f) Must have a valid drivers’ license

Personal Attributes:
a) Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment and communication skills;
b) Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently or under minimum supervision;
c) Methodical and disciplined approach to work
d) Demonstrated capacity for initiative and efficient decision making;
e) Ability to plan and organize effectively;
f) Demonstrated ability to adapt to challenges and changes in the workplace

Among others, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the following:
a) Accountable for ensuring that all procurements under the project are conducted in accordance with the AfDB procurement rules and procedures as well as nationally procured goods, services and works.
b) Review all available project documents to facilitate the establishment of procurement procedures for the management and implementation of the project;
c) Establishment of a procurement management system for the Project Management Unit (PMU) based on the AfDB Rules & Procedures for the procurement of goods, non-consulting services and consultancy services under the “Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations”, dated October 2015 as well as national procurement policies and guidelines;
d) Setup a procurement management tracking system for the PMU that would monitor the implementation of procurement activities;
e) Using the Bank’s Standard procurement documents, prepare Bidding Documents and Request for Proposals (RFP),

Request for Quotations, Letters of Invitations, clarifications/amendments to procurement documentation, minutes of the Evaluation Committees and negotiation meetings, Evaluation Reports, contract award decisions, etc.
Interested candidates must submit their applications, CVs and certified copies of their educational certificates and transcripts to the Human Resources Manager, P O Box 423, Maseru 100, or hand deliver at the Registry, LEC Head Office on or before 11th June 2021 at 16:00 hrs. References should be made to UDRTEP: PS 004 on all applications.