Procurement Officer at African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)

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Deadline: 14th of June 2020

The African Center for Economic Transformation is a non-profit Accra-based think tank. ACET economists, researchers, and support staff advise African governmentsincluding Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Sierra Leoneon economic matters.

Job Type: Full time
Qualification: BA/ BSc/ HND
Experience: 3 years
Location: Accra
Job Field: Procurement/ Store- keeping
Application Deadline: 14th of June 2020

Responsibilities/ Duties:

  • The procurement officer will revise and update ACET Procurement Policy & Procedures, and support ACET in implementing the procedural alterations. The procurement officer will furthermore managed ACET’s on-going procurement procedures.
  • Lead ACET’s procurement processes for consultancy services funded through the Think Africa Partnership (TAP) fund. The procurement officer will work in collaboration with ACET team leaders, human resources, and the programme manager to ensure that all of ACET’s TAP procurements are undertaken in a timely fashion and in accordance with the World Bank Procurement regulations. The procurement officer will manage the procurement through the STEP system and undertake all the steps required to ensure compliance with the online system.
  • The procurement officer will be contracted for an initial period of 12 months, with a 6-month probation period, from 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021. The contract can be extended upon satisfactory performance and continuing business need.
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Procurement, Business Management, Business Administration, engineering, project management, quantity surveying, Resource Management, Human Resources or similar. Degree should include modules of Procurement Management.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience as a Procurement Manager or Officer.
  • Understanding of the operational aspects of think tanks such as ACET.
  • Previous experiences working specifically with the World Bank’s procurement systems is an advantage.
  •  Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Be computer literate and possess experience in the use and application of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.,) as minimum.
  • Have very good time management skills, strong interpersonal and ability to multi-task and work under time pressure.
  • Be fluent in English, including demonstrated report writing skills.
  • A drive for results while working with limited supervision (or independently) and under tight timelines and have qualitative and quantitative analytic skills.
  • Teamwork and cooperation towards achieving goals of the project.


  • Sound technical knowledge in Procurement management.
  • Possess appreciable knowledge and understanding of the World Bank and Ghana Procurement procedures, rules, and policies.
  • Conversant with the World Bank Procurement guidelines and Procurement Regulation and the Public Procurement Act, 2003, Act 663 (as amended).
  • Adequate experience in addressing requirements for procurement compliance.
  • Innovativeness and effectiveness capability under varying work assignments, conditions, and time pressures.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers[1] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Method of Application

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail or by e-mail) by 14th of June 2020.

African Center for Economic Transformation

Attn: Anna Rosengren

Castle Road, Ridge,

Postbox: PMB CT4, Cantonments

Accra, Ghana

Tel: +233 (0) 302 210 240



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