Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

Title Procurement Specialist (Re-Advertised)

Program Background

CAVAC is Australia’s largest aid program in Cambodia and promotes a commercially viable and resilient agriculture sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth. It does this by promoting profitable irrigated agriculture and an increasingly competitive agriculture industry.

Position Description

The Procurement Specialist will play an important role in managing procurement and grants for CAVAC’s agricultural competitiveness and cross-cutting activities. It is expected that many of these activities will be novated to DFAT’s next aid investment and therefore the workload will rise as we near program-completion, rather than decrease.

Key Activities

 Oversee the implementation of CAVAC’s grants, procurement, and asset management manuals, policies, and procedures

 Provide advice to and support technical colleagues with purchasing, procurement, contracting individuals and companies, providing grants and administration procedures

 Manage procurement activities (goods, services, works) including procurement planning, requests for tender, tender assessment and award, contract negotiations, contract monitoring, administrative tasks, and payments

 Establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with colleagues and key suppliers of goods and services

 Any other activities as reasonably requested by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria

 Relevant qualifications in business management, business administration, financial management or related fields

 At least eight years of relevant experience managing complex and high-value procurement processes and grants

 Demonstrated knowledge of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs)

 Demonstrated ability to perform to a high standard under pressure

 Demonstrated ability to implement and adhere to project policies and procedures

 Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel

 Demonstrated ability to work well with others

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills in EN and KH.

 Demonstrated strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and negotiation skills.

How to apply

A copy of the terms of reference for this position is on the CAVAC website

Email your application with Procurement Specialist in the subject line to

Your application must contain the following:

 Your CV, outlining your work history and experience

 A statement addressing the essential criteria (no more than two pages), along with your preferred engagement modality and expected monthly salary or daily fee

 Name and contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees

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Deadline Sunday 01 August 2021 05:00 PM