Deadline: 8 September 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Officer in Kathmandu, Nepal.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Procurement Officer will perform the following functions:
- Supply chain service delivery and emergency response
- Monitor and review supply spend and draft procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, and support the establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant.
- Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
- Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country.
- Contribute to ensuring appropriate warehousing, inventory management and in-country transport in support of the country programme implementation.
- Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress. Implement appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews.
- Collaboration with programme and implementing partners
- Collaboration with supervisor, develop close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation.
- Accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.
- Prepare supply documentation to facilitate input to donor dialogue, and support development of supply components of proposals to donors including budgeting and use of innovative financing mechanisms for supplies, services and construction works.
- Technical and advisory support to government/national systems
- Provide input to promoting of supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
- Provide input to capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with supervisor and programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in business administration, management, economics, supply chain management, logistics, procurement, contract/commercial law, international development, health or related social science field or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.
- University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), with 2 additional year’s of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical field, may be taken in lieu of a Master’s Degree.
- 2 year’s experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, and procurement, is required.
- Knowledge of contracting for services is required including experience with medium to large scale construction contracts.
- Experience of providing technical advice for complex contracting requirements.
- Experience of training in contracting and other supply related topics is an advantage.
- Knowledge of development and humanitarian work.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Nationality of Nepal.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.