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Senior Procurement Officer- Fixed Term- Procurement and Logistics Department- Field Office Jerusalem- For Internal and External Candidates- Grade

FO West Bank

  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: FO West Bank
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
    • Supply Chain
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-25

Org. Setting and Reporting
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5.8 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA's services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you. The incumbent reports to the Head Field Procurement and Logistics Office (HFPLO)-P4.
Responsibilities
The incumbent: 1. Plans, develops and manages implementation and compliance of the procurement functions and procedures; is responsible for immediate supervision of Procurement and Contracting teams; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and selection of new staff and in the development of training programmes. 2. Performs quality assurance functions in relation to all fields Procurement functions and Procurement Cycle Management; analyzes and evaluates procurement requisitions and supervises the procurement team in task prioritization; approves work plans and ensures workflow and achievement of results; oversees List of Requirement/List of Requirement Consolidated (LOR/LRC) submissions and coordinates with the HQ (Amman) on Local Procurement Authority (LPA) matters. 3. Oversees development and preparation of highly complex contracts and is responsible with the Head Field Procurement and Logistics Office (HFPLO) to post tenders on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) and UNRWA web sites; identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required; plans time and coordinates resources to achieve targeted goals. 4. Oversees preparations and ensures quality requirements of submissions to the Local Committee for Procurement (LCP)/Agency Committee for Procurement (ACP) reviews and subsequent approval by the awarding authorities; presents the cases to advisory committees and awarding authorities in the absence of the FPO. 5. Contributes to development of procurement policies and procedures; develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of goods, services, supplier capacity in line with the UNRWA Procurement Manual and rules and regulations. 6. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Competencies
UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Functional i. Leading and Supervising ii. Applying Technical Expertise iii. Planning and Organizing iv. Relating and Networking Leadership i. Delivering Results ii. Managing Complexity and Change For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://hr.un.org/page/prepare-competency-based-interview
Education
Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in supply chain management, business administration, public administration, commerce or related field.
Job - Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
At least seven years’ of progressively responsible and professional related work experience in procurement related function of which at least three years have been in a supervisory position is required. Experience or training in the use of personal computers and in operating of standard software applications such as MS-Word, Excel, Access is required. -Please confirm if you live/ reside in West Bank or Jerusalem? And if you have West Bank or Jerusalem ID. please to mention its number down, as it is desirable.
Languages
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
Assessment
- Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Conditions of service - Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment - Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuing need Grade and Salary: Grade17 Monthly basic salary USD1,825.40, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate, plus 35 % of the basic salary as a special occupational allowance (SOA), plus a Jerusalem allowance payable in JD at UNRWA rate: a. The amount of this Allowance shall be NIS 2000 per month for each eligible Area staff holding Jerusalem ID and working in any of UNRWA installations in West Bank Field; or b. NIS 1000 per month for each eligible Area staff working in any of UNRWA installations in East Jerusalem and not holding Jerusalem ID. Other benefits: • Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency). • Dependency allowances (if applicable). • 30 days of annual leave. • Compulsory medical insurance. Additional benefits: • 2.5 days of sick leave for each completed month of service. • 14 weeks of Maternity Leave. • 2 weeks paternity leave. * Other Information: Possession of a valid driving license. ** Desirable Qualifications: 1. Experience in working with the UN procurement rules and regulations; 2. Experience in using Enterprise Resource Platforms or procurement specific software applications. * Important information 1-This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in West Bank or Jerusalem, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in West Bank/ Jerusalem, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded. 2- Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. 3- A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post. 4- Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 or LDC Bands E to H must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate. 5- For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade. Equivalency: Equivalency may apply for this post. NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination. Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered. The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List, or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending. UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations. The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/ For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her. UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups. At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR REQUEST MONEY FROM CANDIDATES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND ONBOARDING PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING, ONBOARDING). UNRWA DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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