Procurement Assistant

Job categories Administration, Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5116/19390
Department/office ECR, UACO, Ukraine
Duty station Kyiv, Ukraine
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Ongoing
Application period 12-Feb-2020 to 25-Feb-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.

Following the signing of the Host Country Agreement on 22 November 2016, UNOPS Ukraine office was established on the 1st of April 2017. According to the Agreement, UNOPS Ukraine is mandated to provide a broad spectrum of services to the Government and people of Ukraine including but not limited to procurement, contracting, recruitment and administration, implementation of technical assistance, humanitarian and investment projects that are funded by the Government, international organisations, local communities, foreign governments and non-for-profit organisations, international financial institutions, UN Agencies and alike. 

The project “Support for Rule of Law in Ukraine in the areas of Police, Public Prosecution and Good Governance [known as PRAVO]” funded by the European Union. Within the Support for Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine Project, UNOPS provides project management implementation services and support for the European Delegation and the Government of Ukraine project, focused on reform of the Rule of Law system in Ukraine and to align its functioning with the best European and International practices. This EU-Funded Project aims to support the creation of an efficient law-enforcement system respectful of human rights in support of the people of Ukraine, via provision of the necessary support to the National Police and other Ukrainian authorities in charge of civilian law-enforcement. On substance matters, the project relies on the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) to Ukraine, which is a Rule of Law and Police Mission, based in Kiev and with presences in Kharkiv and Lviv.

Under the overall supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Assistant provides administrative support in the implementation of a variety of processes/transactions related to procurement of goods, services and works, ensuring the high quality and accuracy of his/her work. He/she uses his/her own discretion to address unforeseen situations, seeking advice from and/or reporting to supervisor as applicable.

The Procurement Assistant liaises with the team of UNOPS Ukraine operations and the PRAVO project personnel in order to ensure the best support rendered. In performing his/her work, the Procurement Assistant promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.

Summary of Key Functions: 

  • Implementation of operational strategies
  • Support to contract administration and procurement processes
  • Administrative and clerical support
  • Support to sourcing strategy
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1. Ensures implementation of procurement and operational strategies, focusing on...

Secondary education/High school diploma is required; University degree (Bach...

5 years of relevant experience is required in the area of procurement, logistics...

Fluency in written and spoken English and Ukrainian is required.  Work...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level : Local Suppor...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy is closed.


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