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Europe and Central Asia Region
The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region comprises 30 diverse countries, with a population of nearly 500 million people. Majority of the countries are high and upper middle-income countries with only three being low-income IDA countries. ECA has an active portfolio of 72 projects with net commitment of around US$32 billion and a strong lending pipeline as well as a large and growing portfolio of Reimbursable Advisory Services. Knowledge is critical to the Bank’s value proposition to client countries in the ECA region in both lending and advisory services. A predominantly middle- and high-income region, the ECA region is at the vanguard of building regional connectivity while having to manage the changing structure of the labor market and the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more above ECA region visit: https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/ECA
The Governance Global Practice GGP (GGP) comprises a variety of different professional disciplines working on public institutions, including procurement, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption, and financial management.
The GGP interventions range from diagnostics, technical assistance and advisory services, knowledge management and sharing, creating peer learning platforms, lending and reform project implementation, and monitoring and reporting. An important part of its responsibilities is to deliver operational support to other Practices, including through inputs for policy-based operations, hands-on implementation advice and direct fiduciary due diligence of investment financing.
The GGP convenes a leading group of practitioners focused on advancing cutting-edge practices and innovations in the fields of procurement, anti-corruption and open government. In that context, the GGP supports governments and non-governmental actors in institutional strengthening and capacity building, improvement and modernization of procurement and information systems, ensuring efficiency of transactions, in order to ensure improved governance and enhanced development outcomes. The GGP advances these efforts across sectors and across all regions of the world.
Furthermore, the Procurement Team in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region works with client countries of procurement reform and policy and strategy development. Many of these engagements are based on insights from data analytics. Many countries in the region have e-procurement, contract management and payment systems that provide the data necessary to work on big data analytics applied to procurement. The Turkey portfolio has been growing with addition of new sectors and new implementing agencies that have no or limited experience in the Bank financed procurements. In addition, Turkey procurement team supports very large EU funded programs designed for Syrian refugees. In this context, to enhance its capacity ECA procurement team seeks to recruit/appoint a highly organized, energized and experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in Turkey, and if needed in other countries of ECA.
• The ET Consultant will be working under the oversight and guidance of an Accredited Practice Manager. The duty station for this position is Ankara, Turkey. The ET Consultant will be mentored and supervised by the Country Procurement Team Leader (PTL) for its daily work located in Ankara.
Scope of Work
• Supports clients in achieving value for money (VFM) in public procurement in order to enhance service delivery and development outcomes with integrity.
• Provides technical fiduciary advice on procurement activities under the projects under the guidance of PTL and clearance of the accredited procurement specialist of the project as necessary.
• Works under the guidance of PTL on procurement matters in specific sectors in the performance of the Bank's fiduciary and service functions, seeking guidance on complex projects/issues from senior procurement staff.
• Employs appropriate methodologies for handling simple and complex procurement tasks and/or issues.
• Works across sectors, and be responsible for reviewing and handling the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement (in consultation with PTL and accredited procurement specialists as necessary) at all stages of the project cycle, including analysis of systemic and other procurement issues, risk assessment, procurement strategy development, procurement planning, design, implementation and management, and training.
• Provides operational advice to clients and Bank staff on concepts, policies and procedures for international and local procurement, in consultation with PTL and accredited procurement specialists as necessary.
• Participates in missions to support the Procurement Specialist of the project; assesses procurement implications of project design, evaluates institutional capacity of borrowers, supports preparation of Projects Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD), proposes updates of project risk ratings in Procurement Risk Assessment and Management System (PRAMS), develops suitable action plans, provide input for Implementation Status Results (ISR) Reports and Implementation Completion (ICR) Reports.
• Facilitates and resolves difficult procurement issues with Borrower agencies and handles questions/complaints from government officials in consultation with PTL and accredited procurement specialists. .
• Assists accredited procurement specialists in monitoring progress of procurement under large or important contracts and follows up with the Client to expedite procurement processes.
• Designs and conducts workshops of procurement training for the Bank staff and borrower agencies on the Bank's philosophy and approach to procurement, the rationale of its policy framework, relevant procedures and processes, as well as on specialized procurement topics and Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement (STEP).
• Prepares a range of procurement-related documents and reports.
• Provides support to Country Unit on procurement related subjects.
• Understand relevant procurement markets using analytical tools and approaches to define more effective procurement strategies.
The work implies frequent interaction with the following stakeholders:
• Frequent interaction with the Managers and Technical Specialists in the work unit and in her/his duty station and in some occasions in HQ or other countries, and staff from other agencies, donors, consultants and borrowers.
• Country Procurement Team Leader, Procurement specialists within the World Bank and government units.
• Government officials and equivalent contacts in other international organizations, partner entities, etc.
• Counterparts in the Bank across VPUs, Global Practices and other units involved in meeting the Bank’s business objectives.
• Other external constituencies and expert groups.