Procurement Specialist at UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Deadline: 25 February 2019

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Specialist in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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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 Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Plan, develop and manage all procurement-related aspects of solicitations for a range of goods and services, taking into account sustainability aspects, the local economic and other market or political conditions.
  • Conduct market research to keep abreast of market developments, researching and analyzing data, evaluating and recommending potential supply sources.
  • Prepare and review technical specifications and/or terms of references for complex procurements, design cost estimations for the required goods/services, creation of technical and financial evaluations.
  • Formulate strategies and design innovative solutions to minimize and resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects.
  • Lead negotiations with supplier representatives.
  • Develop and implement supplier relationship management/contract management plans as appropriate.
  • Prepare case presentations for review and recommendation by appropriate contract review body, act as a reviewer of procurement business cases prepared by other offices.
  • Regular reporting using procurement process monitoring systems and mechanisms.
  • Assist stakeholders with amendments, extensions, general contract administration and other procurement-related contractual issues throughout the life cycle of the contract.
  • Coach and mentor staff who may report to the Procurement Specialist
  • Perform such other duties and responsibilities relevant to the functions of a Procurement Specialist.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Supply Chain / Procurement, Business/Commerce, Accounting/Finance, Law, Economics, or other related discipline is required.
  • First level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in related field with additional 2 years of relevant working experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a procurement role is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in a range of procurement activities such as process, policy, strategic sourcing, contract management, supplier relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating and advising across a range of audiences.
  • Well-developed analytical thinking, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  • Public Procurement expertise and/or working experience is an asset.
  • Work experience in international organizations is an asset.
  • Experience in UN system organizations preferably in a field office is desirable.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in French required.
  • Knowledge of Spanish is strongly desirable.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.