Procurement Assistant

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5329/21758
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Zimbabwe
Duty station Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-4
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 04-Jun-2021 to 21-Jun-2021


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Background Information – Zimbabwe

UNOPS Office in Zimbabwe falls under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi-Country Office). Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the KEMC manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of infrastructure, procurement, and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and several Island states.

UNOPS manages a range of infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe in different sectors including education, health, agriculture, transport applying different implementation approaches such as labor-based and outsourced designers/contractors but always with direct supervision from UNOPS.

Following the devastation caused to life, livelihoods, and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe and the African Development Bank has allocated US$ 25 million. The projects address both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture, transport). UNOPS manages the WB funds and has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to engage multiple UN partner organizations to deliver specific components of ZIRP. UNOPS is the Implementation Agency for the AfDB project.

UNOPS is in the advanced stages of negotiations with the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement, Zimbabwe and IFAD to support the implementation of rehabilitation work for two irrigation schemes in Manicaland province, namely Romsley and Cashel Valley. Under this project funded by IFAD, UNOPS will be responsible for the delivery of designs and quality delivery of reconstruction of these irrigation schemes and the management, monitoring, and oversight of the project implementation.

Background Information - Job Specific

Under the guidance and supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Assistant provides administrative support in the management of a variety of processes/transactions in implementing procurement and contracting of commodities, materials, equipment and services for projects under the office, ensuring high quality and accuracy of 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 UNOPS Programme Support teams in order to ensure best support.  In performing his/her work, the Procurement Assistant promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.


Summary of Key Functions:   Implementation of operational st...

Completion of Secondary education is required.  A Bachelor's Degree in ...

Minimum of four years of relevant experience in finance/administrative support s...

Fluency in  English is required.

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

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

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA 4 ...

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