Procurement Specialist

Incheon

Procurement Specialist

Grade IS – Specialist Duty station Songdo, Incheon - Korea Contract type 3 years Number of posts 1 Recruitment type International

Unit CFO & Division of Support Services Closing date 19 February 2017 Reporting to Procurement Specialist (Lead) Vacancy code GCF/Recruit/129 The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to expand collective human action to respond to climate change — the defining challenge of our time. Jointly established by 194 Member States of the United Nations in 2010, GCF invests in transformational projects that build low-emission and climate-resilient economies in developing countries. The Fund will serve as an enabler of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, channelling significant financial resources to developing countries to make an ambitious contribution to global climate action.

To realize this unprecedented mission, GCF is expanding its workforce. It is seeking a Procurement Specialist who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities. Position description

The Procurement Specialist will have responsibilities primarily relating to corporate procurements as well as assist when required, the head of the procurement unit in provision of external support and advice on procurement standards to potential implementing entities accessing the Fund’s resources to finance climate change projects and programmes. S/he will assist in formulating procurement plans and roadmaps, oversee the management of assigned procurement-related technologies, reporting, savings metrics, analysis, and project management relating to governance and/or operational activities. S/he will contribute to stakeholders’ (both external and internal) awareness of procurement policies, best practices and procedures. Duties and responsibilities

• Providing specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement to all Fund’s divisions, assisting the Fund in identification, assessment and management of potential risks associated with different sourcing strategies, providing insight t hrough the analysis of spending, supply and savings;

• Defining and managing key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality, including technical input to negotiations on strategically -significant contracts and negotiating and managing third party service providers;

• Assisting in the development of annual internal cost savings targets for the annual budget process and getting the agreement of Senior Management Team (SMT) to the annual procurement plan; developing and agreeing the annual procurement plan with Directors; • As assigned, producing regular reports on performance and providing comprehensive management information and in-depth analysis when requested, including spending analysis, secured and potential

savings for forecasts and budgets;

• Taking an active role on improvements and innovation with data, metrics, analysis and reporting;

• Actively supporting work improvement and/or organizational change;

• Assisting the Procurement Specialist heading the unit in establishing and maintaining processes based

on approved guidelines to ensure the most competitive, transparent, and sustainable procurement of

goods and services;

• Ensuring the preparation of well-defined legally-binding contracts with suppliers, and overseeing the

certification that goods and services are delivered to the level stated in the Fund’s Procurement policy.

• Assisting the Procurement Specialist heading the unit, when required, in providing support and advice

to potential implementing entities with regar d to meeting the Fund’s fiduciary standards. The Fund

will disburse its financing to climate change programmes and projects through accredited implementing

entities. Such entities need to demonstrate their capacity to meet, among others, the Fund’s fiducia ry

standards. For this purpose, the Procurement Specialist will work together with the Country

Programming Division, and particularly with the Accredited Entities Specialist, as and when assigned.

Required experience and qualifications

• Master’s degree in a Business Administration, Public Administration or legal discipline relevant to the

job;

• A minimum of 7 years experience of relevant and progressively responsible experience in

purchasing/procurement in both public and private sectors;

• Preferably with some experience in developing countries;

• Strong capability to develop expert analytic reports and information technology knowledge;

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, delivering

• high-quality results in terms of process, content and timeliness;

• Exceptional problem-solving skills;

• Strong ability to develop linkages with the Fund’s different divisions and functions;

• Strong and collaborative leadership capabilities to deliver results;

• Ability to interact effectively across all levels of the organization;

• Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing and developed countries;

• Staff supervisory experience in procurement;

• Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage .

Required competencies

• Client orientation

• Planning and organizing

• Accountability

• Creativity

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a letter of interest in a single PDF file to:

recruitment@gcfund.org

File name: “[last name], [first name]” (e.g. Peterson, Anna)

Subject line: “Procurement Specialist”

Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon
  • Grade: IS – Specialist
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-19

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