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Cassian M.

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Company: African Capacity Building Foundation
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Central, Harare
  • Overview

    I am currently Senior Procurement Specialist (consultant) at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in Harare, Zimbabwe. I have significant experience in engaging with high level stakeholders in government, development partners, private sector and civil society (through local and international network of Government and Non-Government Organizations). I have long term successful experience in establishing strategic Procurement systems, capacity Building in procurement spheres, projects design in both ,public and private institutions, Experience in managing team dynamics with diverse multi-cultural backgrounds. I am a proven self-starter who has been successful working independently at various organizational levels and with executives/managers/leaders from multiple functional areas. I have long term successful experience in Public Procurement/Government Contract Negotiations/Financial Management/Program & Project Design, supply chain management.

Highlights

Total Years of Experience :

15 Year(s) Old


Total Years of Experience as a freelancer :

5 Year(s) Old


Total Years of Experience in Procurement :

12 Year(s) Old


Languages you speak with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries you can cover :

Kenya

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
  • Quality Audit/Assurance 7 year(s)
    • Cost reimbursement contract (High)
Education
  • Master’s in Public Procurement for Sustainable Development2011-10-01 to 2012-07-01

    Public Procurement for Sustainable Development
    ITC- ILO and University of Turin

Certifications
Professional certifications :Certified International Procurement Professional(CIPP)
Other certifications :PRINCE 2 Practitioner level (Certificate number – GR634030495CM) - confirms that I have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation.PRINCE 2 Foundation level (Certificate number -GR633056730CM) Bullet Proof® Manager Training by Crestcom International:A Leadership Training covering these core competency areas: Communication; Customer Service; Developing people; Leadership; Managing change; Negotiation; Problem solving; Raising productivity; Strategic thinking and Team building: Certificate in Financial Management, Procurement and Disbursement Sector in the world bank funded projects Certificate in Advanced goods and Equipment procurement Programme Certificate in procurement procedures and Project Progress cycle.
Past Experiences
  • africa development Bank |

    2017-09-01 To 2018-03-01

    procurement consultant

     Enhanced and mainstreamed the recruitment process for corporate consultants into the Bank’s operations.  Developed and interpreted policy and monitoring compliance on the use of consultants by the Bank’s organizational divisions, using the Administrative or Capital Expenditure Budgets of the Bank  Developed and maintained the Bank’s register of Consultants – DACON covering both firms and individual Consultants and a system that allows to submit on-line application  Reviewed the recruitment of consultants by the Bank’s departments for corporate purposes  Setting and reviewing the fee scales for individual consultants based on skills and experience  Conducted post-review of recruitment cases handled by the user divisions;  Prepared annual reports on consultants recruitment for the Bank’s management  Developed the Bank Policy on Corporate Consultants Strategy along with its guideline and framework  Ensured compliance with the provisions relating to eligibility and general conditions for acquisition of consulting services as prescribed by the Presidential Directive  Developed user requirements /specifications needed to develop a robust system to accommodate the functionality required to adequately support the business process;  Ensured that each staff (HQ/Countries and Regions) has access to user guidelines/specifications  Developed the implementation manual, guidance notes, templates and training modules;  Monitored compliance on the use of consultants by the Bank’s organizational units, using the Administrative or Capital Expenditure Budget of the Bank  Ensured compliance with the provisions relating to eligibility, and the general conditions for acquisition of Consulting services, as prescribed in the Presidential Directive, as well as compliance with the procedures for acquisition of Consulting services detailed in the Implementation Manual;  Reviewed the recruitment process of consultants by the Bank’s departments for corporate purposes  Reviewed the fee scales for individual consultants based on skills and experience;  Ensured that Post-review of recruitment cases handled by the user units is conducted on a regular basis;  Prepared the annual report on consultants’ recruitment for the Bank’s management

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