IDB2309 - Global Lead Procurement Officer

Business Unit: Country Programs Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Not Applicable
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 13-Jun-2019

Job Purpose:

Lead, monitor and coordinate IsDB project procurement related activities and performance across the regional hubs in-order to ensure effective compliance to procurement guidelines for successful implementation of approved projects across the Regional Hubs. 

Key Accountabilities:

Policies, Processes & Procedures

  • Provide significant input and recommendation in the development of procurement policies and procedures based on the Member Countries’ needs, IsDB Group priorities and observed trends among similar MDBs.

Project Procurement Management

  • lead and expand Advisory function by the development, updating of project procurement related policies & procedures and their harmonization with other MDBs and trends observed in the project procurement sector.
  • Develop, enhance and manage Project Procurement Compliance and Oversight Function across regional hubs.
  • Provide facilitation and implementation support to the project procurement officers across regional hubs by contributing in internal procurement review processes to ensure quality at entry and exit.
  • Lead and monitor procurement related activities for regional hubs in-order support the elaboration of concept notes, and for the preparation, appraisals and supervision of projects.
  • Participate in the approval of award recommendations for the procurement of goods and works and for the selection of consultants, in line with the delegation of authority matrix and threshold limits set in the Procurement Threshold Document, including for procurement documents.
  • Contribute to the capacity development of key stakeholders in project procurement and delivery over the project cycle of the Bank.
  • Lead the review of specific integrity cases across regional hubs and the complaint handling mechanism of the IsDB’s project procurement.
  • Provide significant input in the elaboration and development of training programs for staff of the country program complex, executing agencies and PMUs.

Customer Service

  • Lead the resolution of procurement issues form various stakeholders specially related to complaints as per the guidelines and procedures in-order to deliver the bank’s required levels of service in all interactions with stakeholders.


  • Oversee the preparation of periodic briefs on procurement related issues for the Operations Complex in-order to ensure concerned parties are briefed regularly on project activities.


Job Requirements:

Academic qualifications

  • Master degree in Engineering or related field or business administration


  • English (mandatory)
  • French & Arabic (preferred)

Minimum number of years and nature of experience

  • 10+ years of experience in related fields of project procurement associated with the project cycle of MDBs.
  • Minimum exposure of 3 years with similar MDBs’ procurement.
  • Minimum exposure of 2 years in project management.

Job specific competencies

  • Bank Knowledge
  • Adaptability
  • Country Portfolio Assessment
  • Project Risk Assessment and Evaluation
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Project management
  • Motivation to learn and share
  • International and multicultural collaboration
  • Communication & partnership
  • Teamwork


IsDB Headquarters in Jeddah, KSA

Travel requirements:

60% or more depending on requirements