Procurement Specialist at UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

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-

  • 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

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.