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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-05

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Procurement Analyst, Multiple positions

Multiple locations (Various)

Background Information - Job-specific

In order to support the growth of its activities, the UNOPS Multi country Office in Central Africa is looking for Procurement Analysts, in Kinshasa and Yaoundé (both Family Duty Stations), and is seeking to create a roster of Procurement Analysts to cover several others positions in the future.

Background information - DR Congo

Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS Multi country Office in Central Africa covers eleven countries, including DRC. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Procurement Specialist who reports to the Head of Support Services, the Procurement Analyst is responsible for effective delivery and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services, for a select group of technically complex goods, services and works, within the specific geographical area and/or project.  These services reflect best practices in international public procurement, compliance with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations and procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedure, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money.

He/she analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement.

His/her work is focused in transactional procurement including all steps of the procurement process.

Maintaining the highest degree of personal and professional ethics, the Procurement Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Business Unit.

The Procurement Analyst works in close collaboration with the Support Services, Programme and project teams in the relevant geographical area or business unit, UNOPS HQs colleagues and Government officials, to successfully deliver procurement services

1. In close cooperation with the Project Managers, under the guidance of a technical supervisor, and reporting to the management on central issues related to procurement activities, implements operational strategies and manages procurement, contract, and sourcing transactions, actions and processes for goods, services, and works, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of assigned procurement activities with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies; internal controls and client orientation. 
  • Implementation of 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.
  • Implementation of strategic procurement for projects assigned in the Business Unit.
  • Research undertaken and data provided for Business Unit’s supply market intelligence and analysis.

2. Manages and guides procurement processes for a select group of technically complex goods, services within a given geographical area and/or Business Unit, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Sustainability embedded along the procurement process.
  • Timely and duly prepared procurement plans for projects and monitoring of their implementation.
  • Implementation of proper monitoring and control of procurement processes including 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.
  • Awards recommended based on UNOPS procurement rules and procedures.
  • Management of procurement contract, analysis of contract performance against agreed benchmarks and pre-established reporting mechanisms.
  • Advice, remedial actions, or solutions to Programme Managers on procurement issues related to the procurement process and project cycle
  • Establishment of Long Term Agreements (LTAs) and/or service contracts and other instruments, when necessary, either through standard or emergency procurement procedures in compliance with the Procurement Policy.

3. Implements 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 Groups’ goals and standards in this area.

4. Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing

  • Organize, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for Business Unit 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 procurement.
  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively.

5.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.







Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field is required.
  • First-level university degree in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ professional experience in international public procurement is required. 
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing and developed countries is an asset.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations, preferably in a developing country, is desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions is required.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of French and English is required

Certifications

Chartered Institute of Supply and Management (CIPS) or similar international Certification is a distinct advantage.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreements

Contract level: ICA1 (ICS 9)
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA - Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’



For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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