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Procurement Assistant

Baku (Azerbaijan)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-27

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
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Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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Organizational Setting:

FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan

Reports to:

Ms. Melek Cakmak, FAO Representative

Technical Focus

Under the direct supervision of Head/Representative of FAO Partnership and Liaison Office and in close coordination with the Deputy Head and Administrative Unit, the Procurement Assistant will perform the following tasks:

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist procurement activities for Joint FAO-WFP coordination of Food Security Working Group;
  • Review and prepare routine documentation and correspondence related to assigned procurement actions, including, but not limited to: identification of potential suppliers , preparation of invitations to bid, bid summaries, purchase orders and/or contract, simple contractual amendments, renewals; obtain clarifications when necessary;
  • Follow-up on purchase orders and contracts: monitor receipt of order confirmation, shipment and receipt of goods and services, receipt of performance bonds or other necessary documentation;
  • Review invoices of incoming goods, transportation services and custom’s clearance fees for accuracy; bring to the supervisor’s attention any discrepancies which may arise, prior to processing the payment;
  • Arrange the delivery of goods to their final destinations;
  • Report on the status of procurement actions;
  • File documents and correspondence and database records related to procurement actions, assigned tenders, purchase orders and contracts;
  • Run periodic reports, taking action as requested;
  • Ensure data input into systems as accurate;
  • Review with the supervisor problems and discrepancies related to assigned actions;
  • Perform other related duties as required

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of experience on procurement. Experience with UN administrative policies and procedures will be plus
  • University degree in business administration, international relations, economics, procurement and other social sciences
  • Fluency in English and Azerbaijani while Russian will be considered as an asset
  • National of Azerbaijan or resident in the country with a work permit

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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