Procurement Specialist

UNOPS


Functional Responsibilities:

  • Development and Implementation of procurement strategies

Leads the development and implementation of procurement and contracting strategies for goods, services and works, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Appropriate application of UNOPS procurement governance framework (rules, regulations, policies and tools) in Business Unit and Project operations.
  • Provision of supply-market intelligence and analysis.
  • Procurement strategies, approaches and plans designed and implemented according to cost reduction and saving strategies.
  • Management of procurement processes
  • Sustainability embedded in the procurement process.
  • Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of contract strategy for project “Apoyo a la recuperación social y de infraestructura post-desastre en Nicaragua” under an agreement signed between UNOPS and World Bank;
  • Risk assessment.
  • Appropriate procurement modalities and instruments applied (e-sourcing, procurement and Rosters of Suppliers) based on individual case requirements, utilizing expert knowledge of procurement policies and instruments.
  • Implementation of Internal control system.
  • Elaboration of comments regarding project audit reports of the Business Units, when necessary.
  • Ensure introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Creation, development and management of rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  • Ensures that the e-sourcing tools are used in accordance with PG goals and standards in this area.
  • Team Management
  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high quality results and services of the team supervised through effective recruitment, work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development.
  • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.
  • Knowledge building and Knowledge sharing
  • Organize, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for Business Unit personnel on Procurement-related topics.
  • Lead and conduct initiatives on capacity development and knowledge building for procurement personnel, including network development, plans, learning plans and activities, procurement practice information and best practice benchmarking.
  • Oversee team’s contributions to Procurement knowledge networks and communities of practice including collaborative synthesis of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in procurement management.
  • Guide team’s collection of feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively.
  • For a detailed descritipon of the above please review the attached Terms of Reference
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Education:

Education

  • Advanced degree (equivalent to master’s degree) preferably in Procurement and / or Supply Chain Management, law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Architect, Environmental Engineering or related fields and five (5) years of experience
  • A first-level university degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree) and seven (7) years of relevant experience.
  • Academic degrees or certifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, the Chartered Institute of Supply and Management (CIPS) or a similar international certification is a clear advantage.
  • Environmental infrastructure training or similar training is a clear advantage.

Experience

  • Based on academic degrees, a minimum of five to seven years’ professional experience at the international and national level, in advising on, implementing policies and procedures to deliver a range of procurement programmes and services.
  • Personnel supervisory experience in procurement;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Google Suite or MS Office, alternatively).
  • Procurement experience in projects with social and environment infrastructure implementation challenges in Latin America is desirable.
  • Procurement experience in infrastructure / construction projects is desirable.
  • Experience using Procurement Rules and Regulations of the UN and/or other International Cooperation and Development Organizations is a clear advantage.
  • Experience of work with international contracts (FIDIC/UNOPS) is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • An intermediate level of English is required.

Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
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It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Experience:

Education

  • Advanced degree (equivalent to master’s degree) preferably in Procurement and / or Supply Chain Management, law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Architect, Environmental Engineering or related fields and five (5) years of experience
  • A first-level university degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree) and seven (7) years of relevant experience.
  • Academic degrees or certifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, the Chartered Institute of Supply and Management (CIPS) or a similar international certification is a clear advantage.
  • Environmental infrastructure training or similar training is a clear advantage.

Experience

  • Based on academic degrees, a minimum of five to seven years’ professional experience at the international and national level, in advising on, implementing policies and procedures to deliver a range of procurement programmes and services.
  • Personnel supervisory experience in procurement;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Google Suite or MS Office, alternatively).
  • Procurement experience in projects with social and environment infrastructure implementation challenges in Latin America is desirable.
  • Procurement experience in infrastructure / construction projects is desirable.
  • Experience using Procurement Rules and Regulations of the UN and/or other International Cooperation and Development Organizations is a clear advantage.
  • Experience of work with international contracts (FIDIC/UNOPS) is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • An intermediate level of English is required.

  • Nivel de antigüedad


    Sin experiencia

  • Tipo de empleo


    Media jornada

  • Función laboral


    Compras y Cadena de abastecimiento

  • Sectores


    Construcción, Gestión de organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro y Administración gubernamental


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