Chief Procurement Officer (AfCFTA)

African Union

There is a job opportunity for the position of Chief Procurement Officer at AfCFTA. The role holder will report to Head of Division Administration & Human Resources Management.

Purpose of Job:

Assists in the management and supervision of the procurement activities of the AfCFTA Secretariat to ensure delivery of results within proposed, Rules, Regulations, budget and timeframe.

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Main Functions:

  • Provide technical and intellectual support and guidance in the management of various procurement bodies related to the area of work.
  • Manage the Secretariat of the Local Internal Procurement Committee
  • Design AfCFTA Secretariat a comprehensive Annual Procurement Plan 
  • Develop and implement comprehensive procurement record policy 
  • Address audit problems 
  • Monitor and Evaluate the implementation of the various procurement activities 

Specific Responsibilities Chief Procurement Officer – AfCFTA

  • Implementation of the proceedings of the Tender Board in accordance with the African Union Procurement Guidelines
  • Follow-up on the Implementation of tasks allocated by the Tender Board to the sub-committees such as the Local Tender Board, Evaluation Committee, Opening Committee and Inspection Committee
  • Take minutes and keep records of Tender Board meetings
  • Function as desk officer on all Tender Board issues and develop a system of keeping archives of bid documents and other Tender Board matters
  • Prepare Tender documents in liaison with the Head of Departments in accordance with AUC regulations and internationally accepted standards and procedures
  • Prepare requests for bids for tenders not requiring the usual Tendering process on the basis
  • Produce periodic statements on the work of the Tender Board in reference to executed contracts and procurements approved and 
  • Performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, Law, Commerce, Business Administration or Public Administration with 7 years post qualification experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Public Procurement, Administration out of which 3 years should be at a supervisory level 


  • Bachelor’s degree in similar studies with 10 years’ relevant experience and 3 years at Supervisor level.
    Experience in web-based management / ERP system, such as SAP. 

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Required Skills:

  • A demonstrated ability to initiate and promote collaborative approaches and implementing joint activities; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations both internally and externally in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance
  • Ability to assist in developing clear program goals, plans and actions that are consistent with agreed strategies and to appropriately delegate, monitor and adjust these plans and actions
  • Ability to produce clear and professional reports
  • Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

How To Submit An Application To AfCFTA Chief Procurement Officer

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Deadline: May 19, 2023.

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