Posted on :
17 Nov, 2016
17 Nov, 2016
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transaction services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peace building contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.
Job Title: Procurement Associate (Retainer)
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an experienced procurement professional to lead our team across West Africa.
Whether it’s fighting Ebola by securing works contracts for new isolation wards, procuring life-saving medical equipment for the most vulnerable or helping establish West Africa’s largest renewable energy micro-grids, the work you do at UNOPS is about building a future we all can believe in.
If you have experience leading teams, are excited to expand our sustainable procurement initiatives, are great at facilitating technical teams to develop specifications, are always ready to get hands on with the work and can lead partners through best practice public procurement planning at a CIPS certified Gold level, then this is your opportunity.
Things happen quickly at UNOPS and we are looking for enthusiastic team players who are ready to not only keep up but blaze a path forward. The sub-regional office based in Accra, Ghana is UNOPS newest and covers the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. As a central resource for the United Nations and its member governments, UNOPS is a global organization that is focused on making a local difference with some of the world’s top services in Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement.
What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. Come help us build the foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Procurement Officer, the Procurement Associate is responsible for effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money. S/He manages and ensures the provision of efficient and timely procurement and contract administration support services.
In the discharge of her/his duties, the Procurement Associate works with minimal supervision and liaises with UNOPS Programme Support and management Officers and Programme Management Chief Technical Advisors, Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Assistants in order to ensure best support.
Summary of Key Functions:
1. Ensures implementation of procurement and operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
2. Supports procurement planning and systems, focusing on achievement of the following results:
3. Supports the office’s requisitions/procurement processes and sourcing strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
4. Supports the bidding and tendering processes, focusing on achievement of the following results:
5. Provides support to efficient contract administration, focusing on achievement of the following result:
6. Provides support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the execution of the Regional Office/Project Centre procurement services management in terms of quality and accuracy of work completed. Accurate data entry and financial information, presentation of information and client-oriented approach enhances UNOPS capability as an efficient and first-class service provider and contributor to the development of the country.
UNOPS Core Values/Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Completion of Secondary School certification is required.
Applicants with Diploma in Procurement or related field with 5 years relevant work experience will be considered.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement or related field with 3 years relevant work experience will also be considered.
A Professional certification in the field of procurement (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or elsewhere) a plus.
7 years of relevant experience in procurement in UN or international organization.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local ICA
Contract level: LICA-7
Contract duration: 6 months with the possibility of extension
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.