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Org. Setting and Reporting This position will report to the Chief Supply Chain Management Unit and will be responsible for procurement activities for both United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) and the Office of the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO). The incumbent will be based in Jerusalem.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties: - Plans, develops and manages all procurement and contractual aspects of projects of significant complexity related to worldwide procurement of diverse services and commodities (e.g. information technology, electronic equipment and instruments, vehicles, medicines, foodstuffs, building maintenance materials, office supplies, construction, furniture, etc.), taking into account local economic and other conditions; .Draft Service/Project Contracts, Lease Agreements, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA's), Amendment to the Contract and BPA's, Prepare Statement of Awards; ensure that Contracts/BPA/NTE are timely renewed; Approve Contracts for the purchase or rental services, supplies, equipment or other requirement up to the delegated procurement authority; Resolve issues/problems related to delivered goods /rendered services, including discrepancies between contracts/purchase orders and articles received; prepare, sign and return to vendor forms for unacceptable services and/or goods received; Review and evaluate the performance of vendors and contractors; identify any shortcomings; initiate appropriate recommendations to the Vendor Review Committee for suspension and/ or exclusion of those who fail to perform satisfactorily from any further business with the field mission; - Advises requisitioning units and recipient entities on the full range of procurement issues, providing support and guidance at all stage of the procurement cycle; - Reviews procurement requests to ensure appropriateness of technical specifications and seek clarifications, if required; - Prepares/oversees preparation and distribution of invitations to tender and manages/conducts all aspects of bid/proposal evaluations; - Makes recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts; - Establishes and maintains work program and schedule for ongoing contracts and newly-planned ones; - Participates in negotiations with senior supplier representatives; - Approves and signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in cases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepares submissions to the Senior Procurement Officers or to the Contracts Committees for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official; - Conducts market research to keep abreast of market developments; research and analyze statistical data and market reports on the world commodity situation, production patterns and availability of goods and services; - Formulates strategies and design innovative solutions to resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects; - Identifies new technologies and products/services, evaluate and recommend potential supply sources and participate in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program; - Oversees adherence to contractual agreements, recommend amendments and extensions of contracts, and advise concerned parties on contractual rights and obligations; - Prepares a variety of procurement-related documents, contracts, communications, guidelines, instructions, reports, etc. •Prepares reports on PO’s, contracts, LVA’s, delivery times for Senior Management based on Power BI and ECC data. - Provides guidance and supervise, new/junior staff.
Competencies - Professionalism: Demonstrated knowledge of and exposure to a substantive field of work in the areas of supply chain management, acquisition planning, contract management, warehousing, inventory management, distribution and procurement. Knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for a diverse range of goods and services. Knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex contract issues. Knowledge of quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply, market trends and pricing. Ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning units and vendors. Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education A high-school diploma or equivalent is required. A technical or vocational certificate in business or public administration, commerce, engineering, law or related fields is required. Other courses and training programs relating to the work is desirable. A diploma (level 4) from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is desirable. - A certification in UMOJA Business Intelligence and Power BI are desirable. CIPS 3 and SCORP endorsements are highly desirable.
Work Experience A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area, is required Procurement experience in the peacekeeping mission(s), the field duty station(s) within the UN organization(s) is highly desirable Advanced knowledge and experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in the area of procurement modules will be considered as an advantage.
Languages English and French are the working Languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.
Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 29 February 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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