CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST ACCOUNTANT

Title: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST ACCOUNTANT

Location: DAKAR, SENEGAL

Opening date: 21/02/2022

Closing date: 06/03/2022

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Presentation of CORAF

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) was founded in 1987. CORAF (http://www.coraf.org/) currently brings together the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of 23 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo , Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

CORAF’s vision is a future where people and communities in West and Central Africa achieve food and nutrition security and are prosperous. Its mission is to achieve a “sustainable improvement in agricultural production and productivity, promoting competitiveness and markets in WCA.

The Food Systems Resilience Program (PRSA/FSRP) is a regional initiative by ECOWAS, benefiting from the financial facilitation of the World Bank. The programme aims to cover the 15 ECOWAS countries plus Mauritania and Chad over a 10-year period. It will be progressive and developed following a multi-phase programmatic approach.

The development objective of the program is to improve food insecurity preparedness and strengthen the resilience of food system actors, priority landscapes and value chains in affected areas.

The countries of the 1st phase, approved by the Board of Directors of the Bank on November 18, 2021, are Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo. Those of the 2nd phase, whose approval is scheduled for 2022, will be Ghana, Sierra Leone and Chad.

The program has 3 components each with two sub-components (regional and national):

Component 1: Digital advisory services for the prevention and management of agricultural and food crises coordinated by the CILSS AGRHYMET centre;

Component 2: Sustainability and adaptive capacity of the productive base of the food system coordinated by CORAF; 

Component 3: Integration of regional food markets and trade, coordinated by ECOWAS, which will also ensure the overall coordination of the program.

To support the coordination of its component, CORAF is looking for duly qualified profiles for the positions below:

  1. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
  2. ACCOUNTANT

TITLE: PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

Reference: 03/SPM-CRF/2022

Nature and scope of services:

Under the authority of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Director of Corporate Services, the Procurement Specialist (PS) shall:

  1. Be responsible for the implementation of a simple procurement management system comprising: (i) planning of procurement operations, (ii) monitoring of progress, (iii) gap analysis between achievements and the procurement plan;
  2. Be responsible for the quality control of the whole procurement process

TITLE: ACCOUNTANT

Reference: 04/CP-CRF/2022

Job description:

Under the supervision of the Chief Accountant, the Accountant shall be responsible for the real-time maintenance of the cost and budgetary accounts at the CORAF Executive Secretariat. He/she shall maintain working relations with the Head of Administration and Finance, the Director of Corporate Services, Program Managers and all staff of the CORAF Executive Secretariat.

The Accountant shall also collaborate with partners, public administrations, vendors and service providers.