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Procurement Senior Assistant (Internal Candidates Only), Multiple positions

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: LICA-5, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-02

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Background Information - Myanmar

The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of grants and funds management, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.  The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 on good health and well being by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region. The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund in Asia. The Global Fund, which has been providing financial support to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region for malaria programs since 2003, has selected UNOPS as a PR, responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements, in collaboration with selected Sub-Recipients (SRs) from the National Programmes, international and local non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS Asia Region Health Cluster (ARHC) is the UNOPS center of excellence for pharmaceuticals and health products procurement and as PR procuring health products for all its SRs under the GF funding and funding from MoHS Myanmar. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the  Procurement Specialist and the close coordination with Procurement Officer , the Procurement Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support in the management of a variety of procurement and contracting processes and /transactions for goods, services and works for the Business Unit.

Functional Responsibilities

1. Administrative Procurement Support Services

Provides a variety of specialized and non-specialized transactional support services, ensuring consistency and quality of work steps completed, as well as optimal information flow:

  • Assist in drafting bidding documents, evaluation reports and contract award submissions, ensuring consistency in format and content.
  • Process procurement transactions in UNOPS’ corporate system OneUNOPS; 
  • Assist in the preparation of Purchase Orders, Contracts, LTAs or their Amendments.
  • Process invoices for goods and services delivered ensuring accuracy and completeness of documentation and timely payment. Follow up to completion and inform clients.
  • Monitor expenditures against allocations.
  • Receive, review, log and route incoming communication and procurement requests/invoices.
  • Prepare reports, tables, charts etc. applying technical skills and knowledge in formatting and presentations. 
  • Prepare Statistics and reports, including on Procurement volume.
  • Undertake routine follow up action on procurement on behalf of the supervisor;  
  • Publish procurement advertisements and awards. 
  • Maintain status reports on procurement activities and work in progress.
  • 2. Client Services Client Relationships/ Stakeholder Management

    • Actively work with clients to provide and exchange information on a variety of issues in procurement processes and transactions, to deliver correct and timely services.
    • Provide standardized procurement services, guidance and information to staff of the Business Unit on routine processes and procedures.
    3. Knowledge building and knowledge sharing
    • Undertake routine follow up action on procurement QA or Knowledge Management issues on behalf of the supervisor and inform supervisor of status.

    • Administratively supports the organization and delivery of training and learning initiatives for personnel on procurement

    Impact of Results

    The effective and successful achievement of results by the Procurement Assistant affect the work completion of the relevant business unit/s, project activities, procurement and contract management support services, impacting the timely and effective implementation of the respective services and deliverables.  This ensures client satisfaction and promotes the image and credibility of the team and Business Unit as an effective service provider in project services and management. This enhances UNOPS’ competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services in the country/region served


    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Education
    • Completion of secondary school is required. 
    • First University Degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Business Administration, Public Administration or equivalent disciplines is desirable but not required

    Experience
    • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in support services preferably in  procurement.
    • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing countries is desirable.
    • Some experience in UN system organizations is desirable.
    • Applications from women are encouraged.
    • Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office) and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
    • Experience in use of Enterprise systems including OneUNOPS is desirable

    Language requirement
    • Full working knowledge of English and fluency in Myanmar Language is required.

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: ICA 

    Contract level: Local Support -5 
    Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

    THIS IS LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. 
    THIS POSITION IS FOR UNOPS INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY.

    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 

    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.

    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
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
    • 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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