International Procurement Expert: Syria Recovery Trust Fund

Asia Western
Application deadline: 

Next to 2 Long Term Experts GOPA is recruiting Short Term Experts with a specific skills set: Here see the profile for a Procurement Expert:


Syrian Arab Republic/Turkey

Project Title

Syria Recovery Trust Fund (kfW)


International Procurement Specialist (International)



Start of Project

April 2013

Start of Mission

June 2013 (approximately)

Assignment duration

48 months


Key Responsibilities:


  • To assist in designing the Fund’s procurement procedures, planning and
    reporting standards, taking into consideration applicable embargo rules of EU
    and UN;
  • to assist and train implementing partners in sourcing and procurement work
    according to the norms and guidelines of the Fund;
  • to carry out sourcing and procurement work on behalf of implementing partner
    if and when authorized to do so.

Minimum qualifications:


  • Expert with an international professional background obtained in long-term
    assignments outside his country and region of origin
  • At least 5 years of experience and in operating the procurement systems in
    major, donorfinanced emergency aid and/or development funds with local partners
    in developing countries
  • Experience of working in an emergency aid and/or development co-operation
    context in a conflict, post-conflict or fragile state
  • Good knowledge of EU- and UN-embargo rules on Syria
  • Good knowledge of the local, regional and international markets for goods
    and services for emergency aid
  • Good communications skills and the ability and preparedness to share
    knowledge with local partners in Syria
  • Ability and readiness to work and live in an off-capital environment on the
    Turkish-Syrian border
  • Ability and readiness to travel frequently, including field trips to Syria
    if and when the security situation allows to
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


Additional advantages:


  • Knowledge of KfW, Worldbank, UN or other major donors’ procurement rules and
  • Working knowledge of Arabic
  • Experience in working in Syria and/or neighboring countries
Other Information

The project management unit will be located close to the Syrian
border in Southern Turkey. It may later be transferred to Syria, subject to the
prevailing security and operational conditions.