PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT, DPS/CSS

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The salary for this job should be more than 6,378 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Procurement Services which are part of the Central Support Services in the Division of Programme Support. The Central Support Services (CSS) supports ITC's substantive divisions in the fulfilment of the organization's mandate and in their activities related to programme-delivery by providing timely, efficient, reliable and cost effective Travel, Procurement, Registry, Messenger, Building Maintenance, and Security services through the implementation of client-oriented, transparent and accessible procedures, compliant with related UN rules and regulations.

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Head, Procurement Services and under the general guidance of Chief, Central Support Services, the Procurement Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: - Reviews, records and prioritizes purchasing requests and obtains additional information/documentation as required; determines the availability of vendors and funding sources. - Monitors status of existing requisitions, maintain contact with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services, coordinates shipment of goods/commodities/equipment to Headquarters and field missions, verifies receipt and inspection of deliverables and accurately reports, as and if required. - Produces tender documents based on the nature of requirements and cost of procurement involved. - Prepares abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and lowest costs possible under the guidance of Head, Procurement Unit. - Finalizes purchase orders and contracts for approval by the supervisor; may authorize purchases in line with delegated signature authority, and, if required, prepares submission to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official. - Assists relevant officers in more complex, higher value purchasing operations; coordinates distribution of pertinent documents to concerned parties, ensures appropriate follow-up action, etc. - Maintains relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, systems contracts, and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations. - Researches, retrieves and presents information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply, vendors by commodity, etc., as well as obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market. - Drafts routine correspondence. - Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures generally and, in particular, those related to the purchase of supplies and services. Knowledge of financial rules and regulations and ability to research and gather information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification Qualification or training in Procurement is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of five years of experience in procurement, administrative services or related area is required.

Experience in the UN common system is desirable.

Experience using an ERP system for procurement activities is desirable.

Languages Fluency in English and knowledge of French or Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice The conditions of service are governed by the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. This is a fixed term appointment for an initial period of one (1) year.

ITC champions workforce diversity, inclusion, gender equality and gender parity and considers all qualified persons - of all genders - equally, including those with disabilities, without discrimination or prejudice of any kind. ITC also offers attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work/life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

This position is subject to local recruitment. For ITC purposes the definition of “local” shall be that at the time of application the applicant is already residing (with the requisite permit) within a radius of 50 kms from the ITC offices on rue Montbrillant, Geneva or within a 1h15min commuting distance by public transport or car. Applicants not meeting this criterion will not be considered.

For information on salary and entitlements, please consult the International Civil Service Commission website: http://icsc.un.org

United Nations Considerations In accordance with the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

Candidates will not be considered for employment with ITC if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the Inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances, and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in Inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision, or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee ITC does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the recruitment process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ITC are fraudulent and should be disregarded.

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