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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?

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* 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

Project Communications Associate 16 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
UNDP
Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Pristina (KOS)
English,Albanian,Serbian
Immediate
12 months
16 May 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the supervision of the Governance and Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager/Deputy Programme Coordinator the NUNV will be responsible of the following tasks:

  • Conduct field trips to meet beneficiaries of both projects in coordination and under guidance of project teams;
  • Gather compelling visual and written content (interviews, pictures and raw video footage) capturing the project impact;
  • Design and produce multimedia communication assets (human-interest stories, short videos, social media content and other required Public Information Materials) capturing the project's results;
  • Draft and share the communications products with Communications team for publication in relevant media channels;
  • Support the Communications Team in maintaining and updating the UNDP website with relevant projects’ information;
  • Maintain and update regularly the projects’ communications plans;
  • Produce and submit regular reports on key communications activities / highlights;
  • Closely coordinate with other implementing agencies Communications focal points and the UN Development Coordinators Office;
  • Perform any other duties within the scope of work;
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism, arts and design, social sciences or related fields;
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of experience in communications, design, advocacy, public relations, media content development, journalism, or other related experience;.
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering and producing multimedia communication content (photos, short stories / articles, videos, and other PI materials).
  • Experience in using social media platforms and generating interest (followers);
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, driving through complex messages;
  • Valid driving license and able to drive vehicles;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer at local, national, or international level is a distinct advantage
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Albanian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Serbian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

EN

* 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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Kosovo and legal residents in Kosovo with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 16-05-2021