Senior Technical Advisor – Procurement, Bangladesh 265 views

Senior Technical Advisor – Procurement

Overall Responsibilities:

Senior Technical Advisor – procurement provides technical assistance on procurement management systems of the MOHFW and the directorate general offices (DGHS & DGFP).


Technical Support (50%)

Provide technical assistance to reactive and establish procurement and logistics management functions of two divisions of the MOHFW for strengthening procurement and supply chain systems within the Ministry.

Provide quality hands-on technical assistance to MOHFW officials on advancing e-Government Procurement (e-GP) in DGHS and DGFP procurement systems

Work closely with the Team Lead, procurement and other relevant technical team members in the MTaPS Bangladesh Office and head office, to ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated making the most effective and efficient use of all program resources

Maintain close liaison and coordination with senior officials in the MOHFW, DGHS, DGFP and other related departments and or organizations to ensure activities related to technical assistance are done with their active participation for building ownership.

Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Building (25%)

Work closely with the MTaPS Finance and Administration Manager to develop and monitor appropriate/adequate budgets to support technical activities.

Report regularly to the Team Lead, Procurement on progress/results achieved in technical work plans, and resolve any challenges faced.

Assist develop the long-term capacity building plan for GOB counterparts and other stakeholders for strengthening procurement management systems and provide support for the effective implementation of the plan.

Provide technical inputs to the development of relevant performance monitoring indicators and effectively monitor the performance of procurement component through a structured mechanism.

Provide technical inputs in the development of training strategies and plans for national and regional level logistics system implementation activities, in collaboration with relevant team members and partners.

Provide on-job training to the respective MOHFW officials and technical team members of the former PLMC (Health Services Division-HSD) and other entities including the new division (Medical Education and Family Welfare-ME&FW) within the MOHFW to build personal and institutional capacity.

Coordination (25%)

Represent the MTaPS program at various technical meetings with other cooperating agencies, collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies and participate in various working groups as required.


Advanced degree in procurement, supply chain management, pharmacy, medicine, engineering, business management or related field with background in public procurement.



business management


family welfare

global health

health commodities

health services

health systems

human resources


medical education



supply chain

supply chain management


At least 7 years of experience in providing technical assistance in procurement management or experience of managing a procurement system following PPA 2006, PPR 2008 and the IBRD/IDA guidelines.


Experience in national procurement processes in Bangladesh and experience in procurement of essential health commodities desired.

Experience and ability working with senior government officials.

Experience with USAID and other donor agencies desirable.


Sound knowledge and understanding on Bangladesh procurement laws and rules e.g. PPA, PPR etc. and also World bank Guidelines

Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.

Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, training experience, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.

Demonstrated intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Microsoft Project a plus.

English fluency required including speaking, writing, and reading; additional proficiency in Bangla and/or other Bangladeshi language a plus.



Functional competencies: Highly motivated, resourceful, results driven and persistent. Ability to think strategically, gather and analyse information in order to make appropriate decisions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Core MSH competencies: adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization.

Sound judgment, self-motivated, strong initiative.


Travel requirements:

Ability to travel for extended periods of time in-country to support technical activities.

Willingness and ability to travel internationally, including to the US as needed.

Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10lbs. MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan. EEO is the Law - English EEO is the Law - Spanish EEO is the Law Supplement Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster MSH EEO-AA Policy Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe. If you are a candidate in need of assistance, an accommodation, or an alternative method to apply for an open position, please email or call +1-703-524-6575 to be connected with Human Resources. caaNDNj-of3h3

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