Deadline: 19 May 2021
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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 Job Responsibilities
The Procurement Officer will perform the following functions:
- Implement 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.
- Provide 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.
- Guideline followed on embedding sustainability along the procurement process.
- Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Development and management of the rosters of suppliers.
- Utilization of-sourcing module in accordance with UNOPS Procurement Group’s 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 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 personnel on Procurement-related topics.
- Contribute to Procurement knowledge networks and communities of practice by providing collaborative synthesis of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in human resources management.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced Degree or equivalent preferably in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.
- First-level University Degree in combination with 2 year’s experience at the international level in Procurement Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.
- 1 year’s graduate-level experience in Procurement of Supply Chain Management.
- Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing countries is desirable.
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Google Apps (Doc, Sheet, Slide, Meet, etc.) and MS Office 2016 and/or newer versions) is required.
- For those who do not have a Degree in Procurement of Supply Chain Management, Chartered Institute of Supply and Management (CIPS) or similar international Certification is a distinct advantage.
- Knowledge of UN/UNDP/UNOPS Procurement Rules and Regulations is a distinct advantage.
- Fluency in written and spoken English required.
- Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNOPS.