Procurement Officer job at United Nations

United Nations

Procurement Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 13 March 2022

Hiring Organization: United Nations

Job Details:

The mandate of the Procurement Division is to provide responsive, effective, and quality
expert procurement services and business advice to United Nations (UN) Headquarters, field
missions, and other UN organizations, while achieving best value for money, ensuring a
competitive, fair and transparent process in accordance with established regulations, rules and
The incumbent will report to the Chief of GPSS. The post is based in GPSS located in
Entebbe, Uganda.

• Within the limits of delegated authority, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the
• following duties:
• Serves as a senior procurement and contracting expert with responsibility for the world-wide
• procurement of a wide variety of supplies and services associated with highly complex
• (technically and legally) contracts and procurement activities; may lead procurement work for
• a segment of a central or large field operations.
• Provides technical advice on procurement activities to officials of substantive units during all
• phases of the procurement cycle.
• Analyzes and evaluates procurement requests and ensures appropriateness of technical
• specifications.
• Develops and prepares highly complex contracts for procurement of non-routine and
• technologically advanced commodities or long-range services; issues international tender
• invitations; evaluates responses to tender, and makes recommendations for finalization of
• purchases and award of contracts; signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in
• cases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepares submissions to the
• Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
• Develops new tactical approaches to contracts, as well as new methods for their application,
• based on market research.
• Contributes to development of category management strategy for the UN, institutional
• procurement policies and procedures; develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of
• goods, services, supplier capacity, etc.
• Maintains under constant examination production patterns in exporting countries; evaluates
• the productive capacities and performance of manufacturers to identify supply sources.
• Establishes approaches for negotiations and conducts or coordinates all phases of
• negotiations with all concerned parties, including the negotiation of disputes arising from
• contracts.
• May carry out consultancy missions to the field.
• Provides direction and guidance to more junior staff.

• Professionalism: Knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of all
• phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for highly
• complex and technologically advanced goods and services. Knowledge of contract law and
• expertise in handling complex procurement and contract issues. Knowledge of quantitative
• methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply,
• market trends and pricing. Ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning
• units and vendors. Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of complex and/or
• sensitive issues/problems. Ability to develop procurement policies, procedures and new
• programmes. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
• competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
• commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather
• than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
• remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
• perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits
• input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places
• team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group
• decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for
• team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers
• outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
• operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates,
• provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal
• responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and
• seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive
• partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and
• matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the
• clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of
• progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

• Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business administration,
• public administration, commerce, engineering, law or a related field is required. A first-level
• university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be
• accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• Professional certification in supply chain such as Chartered Institute of Purchasing and
• Supply certification (CIPS Level 4) or equivalent is desirable.
• Job Specific Qualifications
• Professional certification in supply chain such as Chartered Institute of Purchasing and
• Supply certification (CIPS Level 4) or equivalent
• Work Experience
• A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract
• management, contract administration or logistics and supply chain management or related
• area is required.
• A minimum of two years of experience in conducting international tender exercises during the
• last five years is desirable.
• Experience in public sector procurement or related administrative processes and procedures is
• desirable.
• Experience in the use of procurement information systems such as SAP is desirable.
• Experience working in procurement process and procedures in support of a field operation
• (inclusive of peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and
• programmes), or other similar international organization is desirable.
• Experience supervising a team is desirable.
• Experience in developing strategy for category management is desirable.
• Experience in sourcing, cleaning and preparing data, selection and developing
• visualization/metrics in transportation, procurement, and/or supply chain management that
• enable easy communication/interpretation by the users is desirable.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-01-31