Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Procurement Analyst Int. Specialist UNDP Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000416-10640
Open

Procurement Analyst

Procurement Analyst

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Iraq
Location, Country
Erbil (IRQ)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the Guidance and Supervision of the Procurement Specialist/Team Leader the IUNV Procurement Analyst works for the successful and timely completion of procurement services for the UNDP Service Centre by undertaking the following tasks;

  1. Ensures elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  1. Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
  2. Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
  3. Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of contract strategy in the stabilization project including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, evaluation and negotiation of offers, management of the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment and developing mitigation strategies.
  4. Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of strategic procurement for the office and projects including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

  1. Ensures efficient management of procurement processes focusing on achievement of the following results:

  1. Ensure quality in the preparation of all procurement documentation including organization of RFQ, ITB, RFP and IC Notices, receipt and evaluation of quotations, bids and proposals, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.
  2. Establishment and implementation of proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes;
  3. Preparation and submissions of procurement cases to the UNDP review Committees (CAP/RACP/ACP).
  4. Management of procurement contracts and perform functions of a Buyer in Atlas.
  5. Elaboration and implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders (PO) are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  6. Management of the implementation of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  7. Ensures timely delivery of procurement processes for the assigned Projects, which constitute the bulk of the procurement requests.

  1. Ensures elaboration, introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

  1. Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  2. Management of the e-procurement system in the CO.
  3. Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Procurement.
  4. Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management.
  • CIPS II is compulsory and required.
  • Experience in Crisis country is a tremendous asset.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Procurement and contracting
Area of expertise details
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams
Application procedure
Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27 September 2021
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Lao People's Democratic Rep
VMAM Code
LAOR000609-10610
Open

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Location, Country
Vientiane (LAO)
Language skills
English
Laotian
Expected Starting Date
01 November 2021
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Head of UXO Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support the development of the M&E results framework to formulate the UXO Project Document 2022-26
  • The UN volunteer will work closely with UNDP CO staff, government counterparts, and technical advisors/consultants in UNDP to formulate the UXO Project Document.
  • The M&E results framework will need to be aligned with the results framework of new 10-year national UXO strategy - SPF III (2021-30), SDGs, UNPF 2022-26, UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2022-26, findings from the Capacity Needs Assessment of NRA, and recommendations and lessons learnt from the Mid-Term Evaluation and Final Evaluation of the current Project (2017-21).

  1. Support the development of Monitoring & Evaluation functions at UXO Sector level, through the capacity building support to the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA).
    • In 2022, with the support of UNDP, the NRA Office is planning to create and develop a new Monitoring & Evaluation Unit, to benefit all operators / operatiions of the UXO Sector. The UN Volunteer will support UNDP and national counterparts in developing the unit’s systems and procedures.

  1. Support the review of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) Operational plans and the operational records in the national database (Information Management System for Mine Action = IMSMA).
    • The UN volunteer will support this in-depth joint review of the UXO Lao Operational Work Plans (Survey & Clearance tasks). S/he will also support the review within UXO Lao Vientiane of the operational records in IMSMA of UNDP-funded operations, before UXO Lao Vientiane transfers the data to the NRA National Database. This will include the desk review of all supporting documents, in preparation of the field monitoring missions, and to report after the field monitoring missions.

  1. Support the joint field monitoring missions among UNDP / NRA / UXO Lao.
    • The UN volunteer will be required to undertake missions to project sites as required and approved by the UNDP Country Office. Regular field monitoring of UXO operators would assist the NRA & UXO Lao to:
      • Reinforce good working relationships and mutual understanding between UXO operators, provincial NRA offices and local authorities;
      • Support in the assessment of the compliance of UXO operators with the activities and approaches outlined in the project documents and operational work plans;
      • Collect valuable local context information and feedback about the effects of implementation of the NRA’s official policies and technical guidelines, and how NRA policies interact with those of other Government of Lao PDR sectors;
      • Support the assessment of the satisfaction of local authorities and individual landowners with the UXO sector’s contribution to rural development and community health and safety;
      • Gather information (task work plans and reports, photographs and testimony from UXO operator staff, local authorities and/or landowners) to produce case studies for use in internal and external reports and presentations.

The UNV will also support the preparation of improved plans and develop project proposals in the future, based on practical information gathered during field monitoring missions.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree with 4+ year of professional experience will be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021