Procurement Consultant Supportng Coordination Unit (Cu)



Improving Equitable Access to High Standard Public Services Through Govtech Project for




Project: Improving Equitable Access to High Standard Public Services Through Govtech

Job tittle: Procurement Consultant Supportng Coordination Unit (Cu)


The World Bank has allocated 65 million USD (60 million EUR) to support Government’s Digital Agenda 2022-2026 GoA through the Program “Improving Equitable Access to High Standard Public Services Through GovTech”, of which an IBRD Program for Results (PforR) in the amount of US$60 million and US$ 5 million of Investment Project Financing (IPF).

The project which is structured around three Result Areas (RA):

Results Area 1 (RA1): Enhancing E-Service Quality and User Experience. This RA will support the government program ambitions to improve: (i) usability, efficiency, and pro-activity of the e-Albania portal; and (ii) the quality of digital services, to provide advanced, proactive solutions on secure platforms and improve Digital Service Standards

Results Area 2: Improving Digital Skills and Digital Inclusion. This RA aims to support the Albanian Digital Transformation program’s ambitious objectives to transform learning, modernize customer service and ensure accessibility for all citizens.

Results Area 3: Strengthening Priority GovTech Enablers. This RA aligns with the GoA in its program objectives to: (i) strengthen data governance, data security and transparency; and (ii) adopting enabling digital systems, requirements, and intelligent processes.

The objective of these Procedure is to engage an individual consultant in the Coordination Unit as Procurement Consultant who shall provide support to the Coordination Unit within AKSHI for the effective coordination and management of all day-to-day procurement activities needed for project implementation, including procurement of goods, works and services related to the implementation IPF. The Procurement Consultant is expected to work full time. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 months, renewable for 12 months, based on the satisfactory performance of the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities it will be renewed for the IPF implementation period.

The Consultant responsibility include among others for:

  • Coordinating and managing of day-to-day procurement activities carried out under the IPF and ensuring that procurement is carried out in compliance with the procedures according to the World Bank Procurement Regulation.
  • Establish and maintain efficient procurement and contracting tracking system (noting important approval dates, awards, contract amounts etc) as well as a proper filing system to ensure quick retrieval of procurement information by the project staff, supervision missions, annual auditors etc.
  • Collect and consolidate procurement reports for the PforR program in coordination with the CU, as per World Bank requirements.
  • Support the implementation of procurement related actions included in the Program Action Plan (PAP)for the PforR.
  • Cooperate closely with the CU Financial Management Specialist to ensure that all procurement, budgeting, and disbursement aspects are properly linked and monitored.
  • Interact with other CU members in order to support overall PforR and IPF activities for areas that are linked with procurement.

The detailed scope of work can be found in the Procurement Consultant ToRs.

Consultant must have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant University Degree in economics, engineering, business administration, law or any other related field.
  • At least 5years of overall professional experience with a minimum of 3years as a procurement expert/specialist in projects financed by international development organizations. Previous experience with World Bank procurement rules will be an advantage.
  • Good communication and social skills;
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access);
  • Fluency in Albanian and working knowledge of English.

Applicants that fulfill the qualification requirements will be further evaluated based on the below criteria:

General Qualification – 30 points

Adequacy for the assignment – 60 points

Language – 10 points

The selection of the service provider will adhere to the provisions outlined in the World Bank Procurement Regulations for Borrowers under Investment Project Financing” as of July 1, 2016, revised on November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020, based on the method of Selection of Individual Consultants, Time-based contract.

Further information can be obtained from the address below during business hours from 08:00 to 16:30, Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to 14:00 on Fridays.

Expressions of interest (CV, cover letter and documentary evidence of obtained qualifications) must be submitted in writing to the address below in person, or by post, or by e-mail at within October 19, 2023.

National Agency of Information Society

Council of Ministers

St. “Papa Gjon Pali2”, Tirana, Albania