Procurement Associate

UNOPS , United States

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd August, 2019


Job Description

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization: UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information - PSC:

Peace and Security Cluster:

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Head of Cluster is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Head of Cluster who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Cluster on behalf of its clients.

One of the main objectives of the Peace and Security Cluster is to rapidly deploy project personnel to the field. To accomplish this, it has established a Pool of Experts, from which it deploys and re-deploys personnel in order to fulfil personnel vacancies. A Pool of Experts is a roster of specialists whose technical knowledge and personal suitability has been evaluated and approved in advance, allowing them to be deployed on short notice and in short order. Pool members can be deployed on any of UNOPS contract modalities: FTA, TA, or I-ICA (International Individual Contractor Agreement).

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in business administration, finance, procurement, supply-chain management, logistics or other related field with two years of relevant experience; OR
  • A first level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in business administration, finance, procurement, supply-chain management, logistics or other related field with two years of relevant experience; OR
  • Secondary school diploma (high school or equivalent) with six years of relevant experience.

Experience:

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Procurement in national or international public or corporate organizations.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in preparation, evaluation and follow up of tenders is required
  • Experience in Contract Management is desired.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (speaking, writing and reading) is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.

Source:https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=18293#1


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