Procurement Officer

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This is a NO-B contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education. More about NO-B contracts.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recruitment might be filled by using the Fast Track Process.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The WHO Country sub-Office Gaza provides support to various programs and activities in the country including procurement of goods and services. Procurement entails timely and cost-effective provision of medical and non-medical supplies, equipment and services for the implementation of the country office health collaborative programs.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1.Prepare cost estimates and procuring equipment and supplies locally and through the Global Management System (GSM).

2.Review procurement requests received from the incident management team well as other sub- offices, review various contractual documents for compliance with contract specifications; authorize the payment of suppliers and freight forwarders invoices in coordination with the budget and finance team.

3.Monitor the preparation and distribution of invitations for bids and requests for quotation to qualified suppliers. Review offers and provide input on contract awards, in compliance with the WHO standards, policies and procedures.

4.Track and update the suppliers' database, prepare suppliers' performance evaluations, identify and take appropriate action regarding suppliers who repeatedly fail to comply with the terms and conditions of their contracts.

5.Draft audit responses, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to the procurement of goods or services.

6.Work closely with the Global Service Center (GSC), Regional Office and HQ Procurement Teams to follow up on shipments and provide updates on delivery status or delays; resolve any outstanding issues.

7.Provide notice of shipment to consignees; prepare claims for lost, damaged or incorrect shipments and assist in obtaining settlements as necessary; coordinate the resolution of claim issues with suppliers concerning their non-compliance with contractual terms and conditions.

8.Set up and maintain an appropriate documentation and archiving system to allow easy retrieval and use of purchase

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential:

First university degree in pharmacy, business or public administration, procurement or logistics.

Desirable:

A relevant Master's degree or professional qualification in procurement.

Experience

Essential:

At least two years of relevant experience in procurement and contracting operations.

Desirable:

Experience in in developing countries.

Prior humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO, other UN agency, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.

Skills

-Thorough knowledge in supply operations and procurement services

- Excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to coordinate activities and multitask.

- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate with and convince officials with tact and diplomacy.

WHO Competencies

WHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Moving forward in a changing environment
  5. Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of arabic.

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ILS 252,689 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.

  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.

  • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to reasonableaccommodation@who.int

  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

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  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.

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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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