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Procurement Senior Officer - Quality and Risk Management

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: LICA-9, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-25

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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.


Background Information - Job-specific

In October 2020, UNOPS completed LAF Wet-Weather Clothing project activities by delivering a number of Wet-Weather clothing items to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), in order to provide increased access to wet weather clothing by Lebanese Armed Forces to effectively monitor and protect the mountainous frontier.


The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Wet-Weather Clothing project included the purchase, delivery of various Wet-Weather Clothing items to the Lebanese Armed Forces Land Border Regiments to ensure effective manning of and sustaining of the Protected Border Outposts (PBOPs).


Each outwear wet weather system consists of the following items: rain jacket, rain pants, boonie cap, torque, overboots, and a backpack. The project procured approximately 7,990 sets of wet weather clothing for the LAF LBRs which is sufficient to equip each soldier as well as allowing management of sizing and for limited individual replacement over the life-cycle of the clothing items. 

UNOPS intends to carry out an assessment and evaluation of the delivered activities for the above mentioned project.

Functional Responsibilities

The Evaluation Consultant is responsible for leading a rapid evaluation of the delivered project activities. The evaluation scope should focus on the below themes:


  1. Provide an overview of the condition of the delivered items;

  2. Provide an overview of frequency in which the delivered items are being utilized;

  3. Advise on sustainability of the delivered items over the near, medium and long-term period (both in reference to its current use and the quality of the equipment);

  4. Identify the impact of the delivered items on LAF operational and the integration of the goods within the LAF;

  5. Assessment of the use of the delivered items considering gender, cultural and social aspects;

  6. Carry out data collection and analysis in order to:

  • Provide an overview of the outputs” Procurement of LAF Wet-Weather Clothing”;

  • Provide an overview of the impact of the delivered items on the project immediate outcome;

  • Provide an overview of the impact of the delivered items on the project intermediate outcome.

  1. Prepare an evaluation report that describes the evaluation and puts forward the evaluator’s findings, recommendations and lessons learnt.

  • Submit the preliminary evaluation within two weeks after signing the contract 

  • Submit the Final  evaluation report within four weeks after signing the contract 


This assessment will be complemented by an in-depth qualitative research incorporation with the support of LAF focal points through individual interviews and/or focal group discussions.


The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. 

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
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.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education 

  • Masters’ degree in Business Administration and/or Project/ Programme Management, Humanitarian Assistance, Development Policy/ Planning, Social Sciences or a relevant field with demonstrated progressive and relevant project management and evaluation experience.    A Bachelor Degree in one the above-mentioned fields combined with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the  Masters’ degree.                 


b. Work Experience 

  • At least 2 years of projects evaluation experience, and participation in complex evaluation of humanitarian/development related projects/ programmes.

  • Experience in project management and result based management and reporting is required.

  • Experience of working in an international NGO, UN agency or other international technical cooperation agency is highly desired

  • Experience in producing evidence-based evaluation reports is required;

  • Demonstrated experience in application of innovative technologies in projects evaluation and tracking is highly desirable. 


c. Language

  • Fluency in English and Arabic

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractual Agreement Contract level: Local ICA Specialist 9 (LICA 9/ICS9)
Contract duration: Short-term retainer ICA –20 working days (From 1 Feb to 31 March 2021)


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
  • 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.

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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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