Sunday, October 23, 2011

Senior Logistics/ Supply Chain Consultants


Since its founding in 1981 International Procurement Agency has become one of the leading organizations in providing superior supply, procurement, consultancy services and emergency response to principals in all parts of the developing world on a strictly independent basis. The focus is on public procurement and supply chain in developing countries and emergency situations.

Since March 2009 the IPA Group has opened an office in East Africa. IPA Africa Ltd is registered as a limited liability company in Uganda. The IPA Group established this office due to the growing need for professional and high standard quality procurement services on the African Continent. IPA Africa is focusing on East, Central and Southern-Africa and will be involved in procurement, supply (trade) and consultancy. The African sister company works together with the IPA Group to fulfill the needs of its clients and has gathered significant experience in both local and international procurement over the last 2 years. The local representation in East Africa helps IPA to work very closely with the local NGOs and suppliers, which adds value to IPA clients in the region. The vision of IPA Africa is to grow in the field of supply chain and procurement services and to become the leader in the region. Moreover, the company aims at improving procurement practices in the region by building capacity both of its clients, its national employees and the local partners and suppliers. Therefore IPA Africa is, next to its fixed staff, creating a large network of international and local supply chain and procurement specialists to support the consulting side of its business and enlarge its mother company’s network.

Most of IPA’s clients are public organizations, like NGOs, Finance Institutions, World Bank, National Governments and related institutions and United Nations. IPA Africa Ltd currently has proposals for procurement audits and supply chain consultancy work outstanding in several African countries, such as Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Malawi, Zambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and expects to be expanding its network soon. For more information about IPA, please visit our IPA Group website:

Recruitment specifications

IPA Africa Ltd. is currently expanding and securing new contracts in a range of fields, which is why we are looking for International and local specialists in the following areas. - Procurement auditing - PPP development - Procurement consulting - Emergency Supply Chain Consulting - Supply Chain Health Assessments - Supply Chain WATSAN Assessments - Logistics Consultants

Assignments may range from 2-12 months, depending on the contract granted.

Requirements: - Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in at least one of the sectors listed above - Masters’ degree from an Internationally Recognized University in a relevant field (minimum qualification) - Strong Financial skills, a degree in Business/ Finance is a strong asset - Related experience in a developing country context working in the international development sector in at least one of the fields listed above - International work/ study experience required for African consultants - Fluency in English required; Fluency French requested - Fluency in Swahili and/ or one main local African Language a required for local consultants - Strong ability to work independently and show initiative, but with a team player mentality - High commitment to quality of work to be proven

Application procedure Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV together with a cover letter explaining how they are suited for the position. Documents must include a daytime telephone contact and three referees (with telephone and email contacts). Applications should be emailed to, with the speciality clearly indicated in the subject line.

IPA will only contact and give feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Note: IPA Africa is building a database of experts, but will ALWAYS contact the consultants before including them in any bidding documents.


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