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Procurement Specialist

Kathmandu, Nepal

(Citizens of Nepal Only)

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is currently seeking experienced Procurement Specialists for an anticipated five year donor-funded Program in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Cardno is an industry leader in providing Fiscal/Procurement Agent services for multiple international donors. Cardno has Fiscal Agent/Procurement Agent projects in over 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

The Procurement Specialist will execute day-to-day procurement and contract administration activities of the Program as per the set procedures, manual, template and guidelines. The Procurement Specialist will assist senior members of the team in implementing tasks related to the procurement of large value goods, works, and services. Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Execute and coordinate day-to-day procurement activities for acquisition of goods, services, and works, encompassing but not limited to verifying technical specifications or terms of reference, preparing letters of invitation/requests for quotations, overseeing evaluation processes, drafting evaluation reports, contracts, and minutes of contract negotiations, and ensuring all procurements are carried out in accordance with procurement regulations and the conditions of the grant and implementation agreement.
  2. Assist with advertising, correspondence, bid receipt, and bid opening for all procurements, strictly in accordance with agreed procurement procedures.
  3. Assist in maintaining a database of companies expressing interest in the Program’s procurement.
  4. Provide contract administration services including arranging for proper inspection, ensuring compliance with terms and conditions of contracts, assisting with contract amendments, and ensuring completion of works and delivery of goods.
  5. Monitor and report on procurement implementation status and progress of ongoing contracts. Maintain procurement and contract files.

Minimum Qualifications

Citizenship –

  • Must have Nepali citizenship

Experience –

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a procurement professional 
  • Good understanding of procurement processes, procedures, and best practices
  • Proactive and quick learner; demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Previous experience working with international development institutions’ procurement procedures is an added advantage (World Bank, USAID, or Millennium Challenge Corporation)
  • Experience working on projects in the power and/or transport sectors is desirable

Education –

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, law, economics, finance, or public administration

Computer Skills –

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel, Word, and Project

Language –

  • Fluency in English – reading, writing, and speaking

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with “Procurement Specialist – Nepal” in the Subject line.

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24 Jan, 17
23 Feb, 17

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Please send CVs and cover letters to [email protected] with the applicable position title and Nepal in the Subject line.

To apply:

Please note the application procedure mentioned above and apply accordingly.

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