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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

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Application deadline: 12-05-2021

National UNV Gender Officer 17 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Bentiu (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
17 May 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WEE Team Lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender Officer & Coordinator will:

  • Thoroughly familiarize her/himself with the gender dynamics of South Sudan in order to enable the UN Women office, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the humanitarian clusters to develop a sound understanding of the prevailing gender situation, and take informed decisions on integrating gender in planning and operations;

  • Provide high-level and technical capacities in planning and coordination to the HCT;

  • Ensure that Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) is integrated into the Humanitarian Programming Cycle (HPC), the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the Strategic Response Plan (SRP), Flash and Consolidated Appeal processes, and other relevant strategic planning instruments/processes;

  • Engage with clusters and ensure that gender is appropriately integrated system-wide across all the clusters;

  • Mobilize local NGOs and Government authorities to engage in coordination, planning and programming;

  • Engage in discussions with potential partners in the country, including embassies or other inter-governmental organizations, in order to mobilize resources locally and generate interest at more upstream level in funding UN Women activities;

  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in gender, livelihood, and other UN Women thematic areas.

  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of livelihoods, protection and GBV and Humanitarian response in the work location

  • Contribute to the design of capacity building materials and effectively implement the trainings at all levels

  • Manages the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity finances as per UN Women financial regulations.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans and ensure work plans are implemented as per the approved Annual work plan.

  • Monitor and document UN Women’s livelihood, protection and humanitarian work as directed by the Programme Specialist.

  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports

  • Represent UN Women in state meetings and other stakeholder meetings in the state.

  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meetings within UN Women and at district level

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. gender studies, social sciences, agriculture or development studies.

24 Months
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in coordination, planning, integration, advocacy for/in gender equality and women’s empowerment; experience in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian clusters required;

  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in humanitarian action, GEWE, GBV, such as humanitarian planning and implementation instruments and processes, would be a strong asset;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Gender equality and the advancement of women

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UN Women with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. gender studies, social sciences, agriculture or development studies.

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in coordination, planning, integration, advocacy for/in gender equality and women’s empowerment; experience in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian clusters required;

  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in humanitarian action, GEWE, GBV, such as humanitarian planning and implementation instruments and processes, would be a strong asset;

    experience with training and facilitation (including participatory approaches), project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches, capacity development approaches, are all assets;

    Culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and local authorities;

  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;

  • valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;

    Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;

  • Sound security awareness;

  • Have affinity with or interest in women’s and gender issues, humanitarian action, refugee work, post-conflict or natural disaster situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 17th May 2021