JOB TITLE : International Procurement Consultant



  1. The African Development Bank hereby invites Individual Procurement Consultant to indicate their interest to undertake the assessment of Country Public Procurement (CPS) of Mauritius using OECD/DAC Methodology for Assessment of Public Procurement System (MAPS II) ;
  2. The objective of this assignment is the assessment of Public Procurement Systems of Mauritius based on the Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS), Version of September 2017, to :
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of the existing public procurement systems ;
  • Inform the strategic planning process for future reform and system development ;
  • Establish a baseline for monitoring progress; and
  • Ensure the objectivity, credibility and quality of the assessment process and the assessment report.
  1. The Procurement Consultant will guide on the use of MAPS-II methodology to enhance shared understanding and consistency in its application. The consultant will work closely with the government team to :
  • Guide on the use of MAPS-II methodology to enhance shared understanding and consistency in its application ;
  • Analyze the country context including mapping of stakeholders ;
  • Review of the system applying assessment criteria expressed in qualitative terms and preparation of a narrative report providing detailed information related to this comparison (actual situation vs. assessment criteria) and on changes underway ;
  • Review of the system applying a defined set of quantitative indicators and preparation of a narrative report detailing the findings of this quantitative analysis ;
  • Analyze and determine substantive or material gaps (gap analysis). Sub-indicators that exhibit a “substantive gap” will be clearly marked to illustrate the need for developing adequate actions to improve the quality and performance of the system ;
  • Facilitate validation of findings and develop recommendations for a prioritised procurement reform strategy ;
  • Review and update the existing draft Concept Note for the assessment ;
  • Prepare a Draft Assessment Report for quality assurance process.
  1. Expected deliverables are as detailed in the Terms of Reference (ToR) ;
  1. Minimum Qualifications and Experience: The Procurement Consultant will be from one of the African Development Bank Member Countries and will have the following qualifications and experience :
  •  Hold at least a Master’s degree in law, engineering, procurement, or any other relevant field and post graduate training in procurement or related subject, or equivalent ;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in procurement, of which three (3) years continuous experience in management at senior level, preferably in an international organization ;
  • Expert knowledge of standard procurement methods and procedures following UNCITRAL model law ;
  • Proven familiarity with AfDB and World Bank Procurement Policies and Guidelines will be an added advantage ;
  • Computer literacy and competence: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point ;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French would be an added advantage ;
  • Excellent analytical skills and report writing ;
  • Excellent organizational and recordkeeping skills ;
  • Experience in dealing with senior business executives and government officials; and
  • Good team player while being independent and able to work autonomously.
  1. The Department of Fiduciary Services and Inspection (SNFI) of the Bank invites Individual Procurement Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-described services. Interested Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this Assignment (documents, reference to similar services, experience in similar assignments, etc.) ;
  2. The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Directive for Recruitment of Corporate Consultants. Please, note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist ;
  3. The estimated duration of services will be twelve (12) months. The Procurement Expert will be expected to start work beginning, July 2020 ;
  4. Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the Bank’s working hours ;
  5. Expressions of interest must be received at the address indicated below no later than Friday, 05 June 2020 at 15h00 hours Abidjan time and specifically mentioning PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT FOR MAURITIUS MAPS II ASSESSMENT ;
  6. The Expressions of interest to submitted by e-mail to : [email protected]

For the attention of : Mrs. Barbara AMBELA,

Fiduciary and Inspection Department, African Development Bank CCIA Avenue Jean-Paul II, Plateau 01, BP 1387,

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Telephone: +225 20 26 4616 E-mail: [email protected]

With copy to:
Mr. Clement AHOSSI: [email protected]; Telephone: +225 2026 4574
Mr. Moses AYIEMBA: [email protected]; Telephone: +27120036173