Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The mission of UNOPS is to serve people in need by expanding the capacity of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Within these three main areas of knowledge, UNOPS provides its associates with transactional, advisory and implementation services in projects that range from the construction of schools and hospitals to the acquisition of goods and services or the training of local staff. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure greater economic, social and environmental sustainability in the projects we support, with special emphasis on national capacity development.
Working in some of the most challenging environments in the world, UNOPS's vision is to promote sustainable implementation practices in humanitarian, development and peacebuilding contexts, always with the objective of meeting or exceeding the expectations of our partners.
With a staff of more than 7,000 employees in 80 countries, UNOPS offers its associates the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need and where they need them. The flexible structure and global reach of the organization means that it can respond to the needs of the partners quickly and in turn benefit from economies of scale.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Procurement Coordinator, the Procurement Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support in the administration of a wide variety of procurement and contracting processes and / transactions of goods, services and works for the unit of deal.
In particular, the Procurement Assistant will carry out the activities described below:
Provide administrative support for procurement
Customer Relations / Stakeholder Management
Actively work with clients to provide and exchange information on a variety of issues in the procurement and transaction processes, to offer correct and timely services.
Provide standardized acquisition services, guidance and routine information to the business unit staff about the processes and procedures.
Facilitate the creation and exchange of knowledge