Consultant Wanted: EU Procurement Specialist

Vita is an Irish International Development partner focusing on climate-smart rural development in the Horn of Africa. Vita seeks an EU Procurement Specialist to provide technical support and guidance on procurement processes and compliance in Vita’s EU-funded programmes, implemented under the coordination of Teagasc. It is envisaged that the initial consultancy would require no more than 10 days desk-based work over a 3-4 month period, with the potential for regular consultancy work thereafter. Primary tasks will include:

  • Reviewing and providing guidance on current or upcoming procurement actions in Vita’s EU-funded programmes
  • Advising on the development and strengthening of procurement best practices within the organisation

The successful applicant should have demonstrable knowledge and experience of current EU procurement guidelines and regulations. Some knowledge and experience of procurement in an international development context, especially in EU-funded actions, is an advantage but not essential.

For more information please send CV and any queries to info@vita.ie by Friday June 24th

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Vita is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults that we come into contact with through our work, and to keeping them safe from exploitation and abuse. Vita is committed to first do no harm to children or adult beneficiaries and respect the rights of all beneficiaries. Vita has specific policies related to this commitment which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants, and other Vita affiliates.

Any candidate offered a job with Vita will be expected to sign up to and abide by the Vita Safeguarding Policy and behaviour protocols. All successful candidates will be subject to detailed reference checks.