Procurement Associate at UNOPS, Panama City, Panama


Deadline: 6 January 2019

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Associate 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 Associate will perform the following functions-

  • Incorporation of necessary steps to embed sustainability in the procurement process.
  • Completeness of submissions to the Contract and Property Committees (CPCs).
  • Completeness of documentation for preparation/processing of Purchase Orders, Contracts, LTAs or their Amendments.
  • Provision of requested research/data on market supply by conducting routine market research to determine sources of supplies, using United Nations Global Market Place, and other external sources.
  • Set-up/enhancement and maintenance of the local supplier database, ensuring regular update of data.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have-

  • High School Diploma is required.
  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’) preferably in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, or related areas will be considered an asset and may substitute for some of the required years of experience.
  • Relevant certification in procurement and supply chain management (CIPS or similar) is a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in providing procurement support services in national and international public or corporate organizations.
  • Supervisory experience of personnel in procurement support services, may be considered an asset.
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing countries may be considered an asset.
  • Full knowledge of Spanish and English, is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.
  • Nationality of Panama.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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