Procurement Advisor (Retainer)

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5132/24134
Level ICS-12
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Austria MCO
Duty station Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Retainer, 2-3 months (subject to approval by the supervisor)
Application period 15-Jun-2022 to 30-Jun-2022

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

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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Background Information - UNOPS

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors, and United Nations organizations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical, and management knowledge they need, where they need it. 

UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation, and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel.  UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social, and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.  

The Austria Multi-Country Office (AUMCO) is part of the UNOPS Europe and Central Asia Region (ECR). Specifically, AUMCO aims to enable achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement through global programmes and tailored interventions in the Balkans, South Caucasus, and Central Asia, focused on:
  • Infrastructure

  • Procurement 

  • Project Management (full service, back on track)

  • HR and Transactional Services

  • Grants Management 

  • Technical and Advisory Services

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2021 with the Agency for International Cooperation and Development (Agency) within the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan (MIFT) to cooperate on the development and implementation of international procurement standards, best practice and strategies and systems in support of efficient, effective and sustainable national procurement at scale. The Agency will support MIFT in the field of procurement management and investment projects with the participation of international partners of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the areas of healthcare, transportation and housing and public utilities, among others. 

UNOPS aims to collaborate to help operationalize the Agency’s activities based on international best practices and with a commitment of key management functions, processes and personnel in line with international standards. 

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the MCO Director, the incumbent will conduct an assessment of the current policies, systems, processes, procedures and mechanisms of the Agency and will propose recommendations and design a short and medium term strategy for the Agency to foster efficiency, transparency and accountability of the national public procurement system. The incumbent will work closely with specialists of the Agency, as well as IFIs and UN system entities, to ensure coordination and to identify pathways of how the Agency’s procurement function can make strategic development impact in the Republic of Uzbekistan. These recommendations will then be recorded in a project proposal for UNOPS and the Agency to improve the tender process with the aim of launching an initiative under which UNOPS will look into providing advisory services to the Agency to help strengthen the procurement structure, strategy, functions, processes, mechanisms and other elements (including their digitalization) required to facilitate the efficient management of the procurement operations for the projects funded by IFIs. 

Functional Responsibilities:   Conduct an assessment of the ...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

a. Education Advanced  Degree or equivalent (Masters or equivale...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: IICA3 - ICS...

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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

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