Procurement Specialist, International Development

March 20 2019
Sri Lanka


Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.

Job Description:

The aim of this project is to support ongoing reforms with key government, private, and civil society actors in Sri Lanka to institutionalize and foster the common understanding of economic governance and trade liberalization.

These positions will report to the Chief of Party and to the Nathan home office Project Director.

The Procurement Specialist will serve in a leadership role, working closely with the Chief of Party and the personnel team to ensure smooth, effective implementation of project activities. H/She will be a specialist in contracting, contract monitoring, competitive bidding procedures in the transport and logistics industry. The Procurement Specialist will provide gender-informed technical assistance to improve public sector procurement functions with suitable public stakeholders. H/She will be tasked with strengthening complementary procurement systems including strategic planning, enhancing communications, institutional strengthening, and training; and ensuring sustainability through monitoring and evaluation programs.

  • Advanced degree in a relevant subject Trade Policy, Finance, Business, Economics, etc.
  • At least 10-15 years (mid-level) or 15-20 years (senior level) of mixed public and private sector experience related to procurement
  • Demonstrated expertise in improving access to procurement information and streamlining procurement processes
  • Experience serving as a technical advisor to governments
  • Fluency in English and Sinhalese

How to Apply:  

Please submit a CV, via email to  with the subject line “Procurement Specialist”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and only applications in English will be accepted. No telephone inquiries, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Sri Lankan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.