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Title
Deadline
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

* 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: 12-05-2021

Water Sanitation Engineer 13 May 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Water Sanitation Engineer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension
13 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Water and Sanitation Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of water and sanitation projects documents including diagrams, sketches, calculation of requirements, dimensions of pipes and capacities of elements, bill of quantities, specifications and cost analysis and cost estimations.

  • Monitoring on site the installation of new water and sanitation networks and systems and maintenance of existing ones by guiding, instructing and clarifying doubts to contractors, manpower, subcontractors, involved in the implementation.

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of water and sanitation tasks on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned tasks with other construction works and other engineers included in the project.

  • Ensure that the works meet the safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations and environmental procedures within the mission;

  • Install and carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all the water and sanitation elements including but not limited to: pipework, pumps, water treatment plants, septic tanks, soak pits, water tanks, water installations in kitchens, ablutions, toilets, etc;

  • Carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all the facilities and installations in the camp;

  • Perform surveys of existing status of installations and items and prepare technical reports;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials and ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Assist other units such as Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required; Liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor;

  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Water and Sanitation Engineering

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

36 Months

At least 3 year experience in development and implementation on site of water and sanitation projects.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Water, sanitation and environmental engineering

Advanced University Degree (Bachelor degree) in Water and Sanitation Engineering or equivalent

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • Experience in planning and estimation of water and sanitation projects;

  • Very good computer skills especially for drawing of water and sanitation diagram, sketches and;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications;

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

Yes

Client Orientation, 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: 13-05-2021