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Procurement Analyst

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-29

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Background

Over the past decades, Bangladesh made remarkable human development progress, despite frequent intensive and extensive disasters, impact of climate change and, more recently, the Rohingya refugee crisis. As one of the world's fastest growing economies, the country is an aspirant of LDC graduate and aims to become a developed nation by 2041. 
 
However, its development gains have not been distributed in an equitable way resulting in widening inequality despite making good progress women economic empowerment. Its economic reliance on foreign remittances and RMG have increasingly being exposed to 4th Industrial Revolution and more recently COVID-19. While urbanization and industrialization continue to offer an economic dividend, they have a compound negative impact on eco-system health. Besides, climate and disaster remain major fault-line in the economy and society. 
 
In addressing the challenges, the country was able to maintain a forward-facing policy environment. As a result, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and becoming a resilient nation remain the GoB's top priority. The country is also known for its accelerated implementation approach of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through nationally driven policies and investments. 
 
In support of the country's ambition, UNDP has been a strong partner of the government in co-designing policy solutions, capacity building and promoting innovations. The expectation from UNDP to play an SDG integrator role is growing in the context of the post-UN reform.  
 
This Job Description is designed to support a more integrated and collaborative way in supporting Bangladesh achieve sustainable development and sustainable peace. The Country Office has designed new ways of working that will facilitate more collaboration across the office and higher delivery and emphasize learning and support to national staff capacity development.  
 
In this context the Procurement Unit is entrusted with:
•Advisory support and oversight of programme / project procurement planning 
•Facilitation of local procurement processes 
•Coordination of procurement oversight mechanism
 
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative and direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Procurement Analyst is responsible for providing  substantive support to the management of the UNDP Bangladesh Procurement Unit, effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money in large Country Offices with large procurement volume. The Procurement Specialist manages the CO procurement and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The Procurement Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
 
The Procurement Analyst supervises and leads support staff and temporary staff of the Procurement Unit. The Procurement Analyst works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services.
 
Incumbent is expected to display initiative, a positive approach and a strong client orientation. As such, s/he might be required to undertake other emerging tasks and additional duties as required by direct supervisor or senior management.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
 
Implementation of operational strategies
Management of procurement processes
Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
 
1.Ensures elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
 
Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
   CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit.
Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for cost saving and reduction strategies.
Synthesis of proposals and implementation of contract strategy in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment.
Implementation of the strategic procurement in the CO including sourcing strategy,  supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.
 
 
2.  Manages and guides procurement processes for CO, NIM/DIM projects, UN House and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:
 
Timely and duly preparation of procurement plans for the office and 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 UNDP rules and regulation. 
Review and certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
Management of procurement contracts and, upon delegation of responsibility, performing the functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for Purchase orders approval. 
Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
Implementation of harmonized procurement services, analysis of requirements and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion in the UN House, introduction of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.
 
 3. Ensures introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms. 
Management of e-procurement module.
 
4.Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
 Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.
 Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Procurement.
 Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

 

Competencies

Core
 
Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 4: Models independent thinking and action 
 
Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
 
Technical/Functional
 
Job Knowledge/Technical expertise
Ability to understand advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Building Strategic Partnerships
Ability to maintain and establish networks of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up to date on partnership related issues.
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Procurement
The ability to acquire goods, services or works from an outside external source
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Collaboration and Partnerships
Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Operational Efficiency
Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Knowledge Management
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Purchase-to-Pay
Knowledge of purchase-to-pay cycles, concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Supplier Management
Knowledge of supplier management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Sourcing
Ability to find, evaluate and engage suppliers of goods and services
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Contract Management
Knowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Client Orientation
Ability to anticipate client needs and demonstrate understanding of client’s perspective while solicitating feedback on service provision and quality
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.
 
Experience:
•Master’s Degree with 2 years or Bachelor’s with 4 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing procurement staff and operational systems and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. 
•Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
•Experience in handling of webbased management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft.
•Procurement Certification Desirable.  
 
Language Requirements:
•Fluency in English.  2nd UN language desirable. 
 

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