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Procurement Analyst


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Bangui
  • Grade: Junior level - IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5313/27552
Level ICS-8
Department/office AFR, CDMCO, Central African Rep
Duty station Bangui ( Non Family Duty Station), Central African Republic
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration On going ICA - " Open-ended, subject to to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 16-Feb-2024 to 03-Mar-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

1. Implements 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.

2. Provides 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

  • Guidelines followed on embedding sustainability along the procurement process.

  • Organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulation. 

  • Preparation of submissions to the Contract and Property Committees (CPCs). 

  • Monitoring of contractor performance and certification of completed work for compliance with contractual terms and payment.

  • Advice, remedial actions, or solutions to Project Managers on procurement issues.

  • Drafting of Long Term Agreements (LTAs) and/or service contracts and other instruments, when necessary, either through standard or emergency procurement procedures

3. 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

4. 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.

5. 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.

  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively. 

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Advanced Degree or equivalent preferably in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years’ 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. 
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP/UNOPS Procurement Rules and Regulations is a distinct advantage.
  • One (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 GSUITE packages is required.
  • Fluency in French is required
  • Intermediate English is essential
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