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Procurement Officer 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Djibouti

Procurement Officer

International Specialist
Djibouti (DJI)
12 months with possibility of extension
06 December 2020

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 Operations Manager, and overall supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Ensure elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Market research of local vendors, analyzing their capacity and ensuring that an updated, viable vendor database is routinely monitored.
  • CO Procurement business processes mapping and control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit.
  • Identification of cost saving and cost reduction strategies.
  • Implementation of a well-functioning vendor management system from market research, sourcing, pre-qualification, management of local long term agreements and management of a routinely updated vendor database.
  • Training and capacity building for all CO staff in the processing of e-procurement modalities, receiving, e-bidding mechanisms and payment of vendors as per responsibilities outlined in the internal control framework.

Procurement management

  • Ensures efficient management of procurement processes for timely and efficient delivery of the goods and services as defined in the procurement plan.
  • Ensures proper monitoring of the procurement processes to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  • Monitors supplier’s performance with respect to the quality and timely delivery of goods and services
  • Ensures proper tendering and bidding procedures, including submissions to the Local Contracts Committee and the Advisory Committee on Procurement, when needed.
  • Ensures the methodical keeping of files as necessary for audit purposes.
  • Promote and monitor the transparency of the procurement and contractual processes, and the use of international best practices.
  • Promote the incorporation of standard procurement forms within the unit and the use of instruments for planning and scheduling processes.

Quality Control

  • Reviews the requests for procurement, specifications, and evaluation reports, and participate in contractual negotiations when required.
  • Promotes and supervises compliance with the regulations established by the Contracts, Assets and Procurement Committee (“CAP”) and the Advisory Committee on Procurement (“ACP”) and ensures quality review of submissions for the ACP.
  • Implements recommendations from internal and external audits assuring that corrective measures are placed in practice, when necessary.

Human Resources

  • Customizes and develops procurement-related training material to contribute to capacity building of all clients.
  • Shares experience/ best practices on the procurement network.
  • UNDP Procurement Certification programme (Mandatory)

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods (RFQ, ITB, and RFP).
  • Ability to introduce and implement strategic procurement, contract and sourcing strategy
  • Demonstrates a complete in-depth grasp of procurement rules and practices
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Knowledge Management Competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; of which, 2 years at the international level in procurement management and 2 years in UNDP are desirable;
  • Excellent knowledge of tools, procedures and international standards for the purchase of goods and services within the context of development support programs;
  • Knowledge of UNDP administrative and financial management procedures is highly desirable;
  • Procurement certification is highly desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft ERP (ATLAS) is highly desirable prerequisite
  • Fluency in written and spoken French is required and good knowledge in English. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 06 December 2020