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Procurement Specialist (Internal Candidates Only)
Job categories:ProcurementVacancy code:VA/2021/B5303/22428Level:ICS-10Department/office:AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCODuty station:Pemba, MozambiqueContract type:International ICAContract level:IICA-2Duration:Open-ended contract, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance) Deadline date:09-Sep-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific
Project background The project ‘Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project’ will be based in and around the City of Pemba in Cabo Delgado Province supporting the resettlement of IDPs from temporary settlement sites to 20 relocations sites. The project will support both IDPs and Host communities. The project comprises of 4 main components:
Component 1: psychosocial social support and community peace building; and enhancing State-society trust and confidence.
Component 2: provision of agriculture and fisheries inputs, cash for work programs for youth and women and the provision of kits for micro and small business development; and training on entrepreneurship and business management.
Component 3: the restoration of basic services, small works for agriculture production, education and health infrastructure and the construction or rehabilitation of school and health infrastructure and community services and amenities in temporary and relocation sites and host communities.
Component 4: strengthening of technical capacity of government authorities and local governments for conflict management. This component will also support project implementation, financial management, procurement, safeguards, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
The project will be implemented in collaboration with government authorities and will be guided by the various programme guidelines provided by the World bank- as the funding source.
The project team is expected to contain management staff, Safeguards and Monitoring and Evaluation staff and infrastructure staff and will require significant stakeholder and partner coordination and management.
Position background Under the guidance of UNOPS KEMC Head of Support Services and Procurement Manager, and under direct supervision of the Mozambique Project Team Lead, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services reflecting international public procurement best practices, compliance with UNOPS procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedures, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money for the acquisition of goods, services and the contracting of works.
S/he analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides advice and solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The role requires deep understanding of procurement policy and processes and the Procurement Specialist should be able to apply them to the appropriate situations.
In addition to responsibility for the deliverables of the work team, the incumbent’s work is focused on strategic relationship building and demand management, mainly referred to aggregation and dealing with complex organizational structures, preparation of business cases and understanding of the supply market, as well as sharing knowledge with projects in order to achieve reductions of costs and savings.
Maintaining the highest degree of personal and professional ethics, the Procurement Specialist promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Business Unit.
The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme/project colleagues in the given geographical area, with UNOPS KEMC Procurement and Head of Support Services (who is responsible for oversight and compliance across the Hub) and with UNOPS HQ personnel, particularly with the Procurement Group (PG), as well as the Government officials, to successfully deliver procurement services.
The Procurement Specialist will work in close cooperation with the Business Unit and Project Managers and report to the management on central issues related to procurement activities. S/he supervises and leads procurement personnel to deliver work results, in close cooperation with the leadership team in the given geographical area.
Functional Responsibilities Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Support Serv…
A Master’s degree
in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, …
Experience A minimum of five (5) years’ professional experience in advising on, imple… Languages Excellent command of English language (oral and written) is required; Knowledge…
Competencies Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex…
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
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