Investigation Specialist(Under contract) at RWANDA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (RPPA): (Deadline 25 January 2022)

Job description

1. Conduct investigations on companies alleged of violating procurement regulations
 Receive requests for debarment from different sources including Procuring entities, RPPA contract managers or individuals
 Prepares summon transmission
 Studies the case thoroughly
 Collects all necessary information (proof/evidence) from relevant sources.
 Carries out interrogations and statements
 Conducts hearing sessions on all involved parties
 Works closely with litigation and investigation specialist and the legal specialist for a better analysis of the assigned files (investigation files)
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General
2. Make proposals for suspension and debarment
 Prepares reports and proposals to be submitted to the Board of Directors
 Prepares and updates a list of debarred companies to be published on RPPA’s website
 Prepares list of companies to be removed on blacklist after completion of their sanctions
 Prepares the list of debarred companies that provided false information/ forgery and submit it to RIB for further investigations
 Prepares announcement of all debarred companies to be published on RPPA website and E-Procurement
 Prepares transmission of files involving penal/judicial procedures to relevant organs (eg. RIB, Ombudsman, NPPA….)
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Law
    Experience: 3

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Understanding of public procurement laws and procedures in Rwanda
  • – Experience of working with E-government, procurement system or other procurement software
  • Understanding of other relevant laws related to business and procedures;
  • Resource management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Time management skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
  • Analytical skills;

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Legal Specialist(under contract) at RWANDA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (RPPA): (Deadline 25 January 2022)

Job description

Provide legal advice, opinion, and interpret legal texts
 Provides advice on the application of legal instruments that govern public procurement;
 Provides practical legal opinions to ensure that the appropriate legal approach is taken on arising matters in accordance with existing laws;
 Reviews ongoing cases and advice management accordingly;
 Reviews and advises management on legal compliance with National policies and procedures in the field of Public Procurement;
 Ensures proper recording of all legal documents and precedents where the institution was involved;
2. Contract management
 Participates in contracts’ negotiations engaging RPPA;
 Ensures drafted contracts fulfil all requirements before being concluded by concerned parties;
 Preserves all documents relating to the contract
(Negotiation minutes….);
 Monitors contract execution to ensure contract closure, extension or renew;
 Provides legal advice on contract disputes settlement;
 Provides legal advice to Procuring entities on contract disputes settlement.
 Produces and submits quarterly contracts management reports to MINIJUST.
3. Manage inquiries regarding Law/Contract management and drafting legal texts
 Drafts legislative instruments (Laws and regulations, MOU);
 Ensures proper legal compliance on documents produced within the institution with legal implications;
 Works closely with stakeholders to speed up the adoption of legal provisions in process initiated by RPPA;
 Works closely with contract management specialists in RPPA to provide support on
requests from PEs involving contract management issues
 Liaises with the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions in legal matters;
 Prepares requests for state attorney to represent the institution before the court;
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General
4. Liaise with the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions in legal matters
 Works closely with other Institutions including the Office of Attorney General by providing necessary information on legal issues involving the institution;
 Attends coordination and validation meetings organized by the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions.
 Edits Draft legal texts of various institutions to ensure the compliance with the provisions of Public procurement;
 Collects and keep records all laws, decisions related to jurisprudence in the area of complaints of interest to the institution;
 Collects, review and keep legal documents, instruments or other materials relating to RPPA and ensure its operationalization;
 Preserves relevant documents relating to the contract, minutes (negotiation minutes…);
5. Conduct legal research
 Carry out legal research and highlight potential problems that may engage the liability of the institution;
 Propose new amendments and revision of existing legal instruments related to the mission and mandate of the institution;
 Initiate new legal instrument drafting
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Law
    Experience: 3

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • – Experience of working with E-government, procurement system or other procurement software
  • Understanding of other relevant laws related to business and procedures;
  • Understanding of public procurement laws and procedures;
  • Resource management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Results oriented

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2 Job Positions of Procurement Specialist(Under contract) at RWANDA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (RPPA): (Deadline 25 January 2022)

Job description

1. Handle requests to use a less competitive method and requests for advice from Procuring Entities
 Receive requests to use less competitive method and requests for advice from procuring entities
 Analyzes the legal grounds of the received requests
 Checks if all required documents were submitted
 Requests missing documents from the concerned procuring entity if any
 Drafts a response for DG’s approval
 Works closely with the legal specialist for a better analysis of the assigned files (requests for non-objection and/or requests for advices from PEs)
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in LawExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in EconomicsExperience: 3
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain ManagementExperience: 3
  • Master’s in Civil EngineeringExperience: 1
  • Master’s in EconomicsExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in ManagementExperience: 3
  • Masters in ManagementExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in LawExperience: 3
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil EngineeringExperience: 3
  • Master’s Degree in StatisticsExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in ProcurementExperience: 3
  • Master’s Degree in ProcurementExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with procurement professional certificatesExperience: 3
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting with procurement professional certificatesExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in AuditExperience: 3
  • Master’s Degree in AuditExperience: 1
  • Master’s degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain ManagementExperience: 1
  • Bachelor’s degree in StatisticsExperience: 3

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Understanding of public procurement laws and procedures
  • Understanding of public procurement law and compliance requirements
  • Understanding of other relevant laws related to business and procedures;
  • Resource management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Time management skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Analytical skills;
  • Negotiation Skills;
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and / or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage

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