Procurement Analyst (Infrastructure) at UNOPS, Panama City, Panama


Deadline: 14 December 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Analyst in Panama City, Panama.

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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.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Procurement Analyst will perform the following functions-

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  • Implements key aspects of operational procurement strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Full compliance of assigned procurement activities with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
    • Implementation of, or support to, the different steps of the procurement processes, including Pre-Purchasing: Strategy and Planning; Requirements Definition; Sourcing; Purchasing: Solicitation; Management of Submissions; Evaluation; Review and Award; Post Purchasing: Contract finalization and issuance; Logistics; and Contract Management.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to procurement processes of the Business Unit, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Timely and duly prepared elements of procurement plans and monitoring of their implementation of infrastructure process.
    • Ensure to follow on embedding sustainability along the infrastructure procurement process.
    • Organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulation.
    • Preparation of submissions to the Contract and Property Committees (CPCs).
    • Monitoring of contractor performance and certification of completed work for compliance with contractual terms and payment.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) preferably in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, engineering or other related field.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) Procurement or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, engineering or other related field with an additional 3 years of relevant working experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Having a certification in procurement (example CIPS- the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain) will be an advantage.
  • Minimun 1 year (or more according to level of studies) of relevant experience in Procurement of Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience in infrastructure procurement process in the public sector or international organizations is required.
  • Experience in FIDIC contract management.
  • Experience in the development and  supervision of infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of UN Procurement Rules and Regulations is distinct advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is required.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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