Procurement and Logistics Specialist at UNOPS, Nairobi, Kenya


Deadline: 31 May 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Procurement and Logistics Specialist in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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 and Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions:

  • Procurement
    • Ensure full compliance of 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.
    • Process Regional Office or Operations/Project Centre procurement business mapping and elaborate/establish internal standard operating procedures in procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit.
    • Analyze requirements and synthesis of proposals for cost-saving and reduction strategies.
    • Synthesize proposals and implementation of contract strategy in the Regional Office or Operations/Project Centre, including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations, payment conditions, risk assessment.
    • Implement the strategic procurement in the Regional Office or Operations/Project Centre, including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.
    • Prepare procurement plans for the office and projects and monitoring of their implementation.
  • Logistics
    • Provide administrative support for the management of programme assets and expendable items.
    • Ensure proper receipting, storage, issuance, loan, right of use, maintenance, disposal, transfer mechanisms for programme assets, and expendable items.
    • Ensure preparation and submission of periodic programme assets and expendable reports.
    • Write off expendable and non-expendable equipment in accordance with UNOPS and DPKO policies and procedures.
  • General
    • Coordinate with authorities and relevant stakeholders in managing the procurement and logistics activities (e.g. customs clearances, freight forwarding, gaining authorizations, etc.).
    • Ensure record keeping of all procurement and logistical files in compliance with the UNOPS policies.
    • Ensure availability of all supporting documents for audit and review purposes.
    • Provide periodic guidance and training to the programme personnel on UNOPS procurement and logistics policies and procedures.
    • Synthesize lessons learnt and best practices in procurement and logistics.
    • Manage the procurement and logistics cells.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field with five years of relevant experience.
  • First-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field with seven years of relevant experience is required.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, or Logistics.
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing and developed countries is desired.
  • Fluency in English (speak, read, write).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.

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