Deadline: 17 July, 2022

Location: Entebbe, Uganda

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Senior Officer.

UNOPS’ mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure full compliance with assigned procurement activities
  • Implement the different steps of the procurement processes
  • Implement strategic procurement for projects assigned in the business unit
  • Research undertaken and data provided for business unit’s supply market intelligence and analysis
  • Monitor and keep the procurement tracking tools updated
  • Support completion of reports and data analysis
  • Ensure timely and duly prepared procurement plans for projects and monitoring of their implementation
  • Establish long term agreements and/or service contracts and other instruments, when necessary, either through standard or emergency procurement procedures in compliance with the procurement policy
  • Implement proper monitoring and control of procurement processes
  • Ensure awards are recommended based on UNOPS procurement rules and procedures
  • Ensure management of procurement contract, analysis of contract performance against agreed benchmarks and pre-established reporting mechanisms
  • Ensure advice, remedial actions, or solutions to heads of project unit on procurement issues related to the procurement process and project cycle
  • Develop and manage the rosters of suppliers
  • Utilise sourcing module in accordance with UNOPS procurement groups’ goals and standards
  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high-quality results and services of the team supervised through effective work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development
  • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices
  • Organise, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for business unit personnel on procurement-related topics
  • Contribute to procurement knowledge networks and communities of practice by providing collaborative synthesis of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in procurement
  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilise productively

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) with two years of relevant experience or first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with four years of relevant experience
  • For those who do not have a degree in Procurement of Supply Chain Management, Chartered Institute of Supply and Management (CIPS) or similar international Certification is a distinct advantage
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing and developed countries (desirable)
  • Experience in working with Google Suite/workspace applications and/or MS Office programmes (desirable)
  • Fluency in English (reading, speaking and writing)
  • Knowledge of French language is an asset
  • Nationality of Uganda

To apply and for more information, click here.

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