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Category Host entity Country
Procurement Assistant 12 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Procurement Assistant

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022
12 May 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the

following tasks:

  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests and obtain additional information/ documentation as required; provide assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services;
  • Propose product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings, determine the availability of funding sources;
  • Identify and recommend sources of procurement; and interview potential suppliers. Produce tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Request for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved;
  • Prepare abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.;
  • Enter into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers;
  • Obtain credit and other information on proposed suppliers;
  • Finalize purchase orders and contracts for approval of the Procurement Officer;
  • If required, in cases where the procured value is above the threshold as set in the Procurement Manual, prepare case submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;
  • Resolve issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received;
  • Prepare and sign Return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files;
  • Keep track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and inform affected users of contractual rights and obligations;
  • Research, retrieve and present information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply vendors by commodity, etc.;
  • Obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market;
  • Draft a variety of correspondence;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law, or other relevant discipline.

36 Months

3 years of professional experience in procurement or contracting work in private industry, government, or international organization.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting

Microsoft Office, familiarization with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Management software

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 12-05-2021

Disarmament Demobilization Reinsertion (DDR) Officer 18 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
07 February 2022
until 30 June 2022
18 May 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of CVR team leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Reviews Community Violence Reduction (CVR) and Community Based Reinsertion (CBR) project Proposals, handling of their budgets and oversee their implementation in the regions of responsibility;
  • Serves as a focal point for all CVR projects in Gao and Kidal, ensuring that they meet the requirements of the CVR objectives;
  • Follows up at HQ level on all projects coming from Gao and Kidal, ensuring that they go through the LRC (Local Reinsertion Committee), PAC (Project Appraisal Committee), and ensures that recommendations are complied with, and memos are signed;
  • Participates in the preparation, organization and conduct of the PAC meetings and drafting of the minutes;
  • Follows up with MINUSMA Finance section on all payments made/tranches paid and vice versa of CVR projects under his supervision;
  • Participates in DDR internal M&E program;
  • Organizes and maintains filling system (physical and digital) on the projects under his responsibility for easy reference;
  • Ensures that at least a monthly visit to project sites is made;
  • Provides updates on CVR project tracking system for 2016-2017 -18 and yearly projects under his responsibility;
  • Serves as the secretary to the monthly coordination meeting;
  • Assists in the organization of the life support assistance to the cantonment sites;
  • Coordinate with relevant MINUSMA sections the provision of support to the operations in support of the cantonment process;
  • Carries out basic research and analysis on armed groups in the area of responsibility;
  • Participates in the identification and registration of combatants, weapons and munitions.
  • Maintains awareness of current DDR issues;
  • Contributes to the preparation of various written inputs (reports, standard operational procedures, SOPs);
  • Participates in the development and delivery of training workshops, seminars on CVR and DDR related matters;
  • Establishes and maintains key DDR contacts with the local civilian and military authorities as well as international and national organizations; e.g. civil society, UN agencies, international and local NGOs to identify micro-projects to facilitate the reinsertion of ex-combatants;
  • Assists in preparation of DDR outreach activities;
  • Supports the planning and Operations Unit when necessary and may perform other task as may be required by the SSR-DDR section.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business administration, security sector governance, management and/or administration, international relations/affairs or other related field.

60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the area of DDR, and project management, is required.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of DDR programmes in post-conflict contexts is also required.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of reinsertion projects is required.
  • Previous experience supporting senior coordination meetings is required.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant UN institutions, mandates, policies and guidelines is required.
  • Previous experience in UN peacekeeping missions is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in Mali context and culture is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other security and protective services experience

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and proficiency in word processing.

Master's degree will be an asset

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* 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: 18-05-2021