Procurement Senior Officer

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5317/26724
Level ICS-9
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Sierra Leone
Duty station Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration Open-ended
Application period 17-Sep-2023 to 01-Oct-2023

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Organisational Context:

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 organisations. 


With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Ghana Multi-Country Office (GHMCO)

UNOPS Ghana Multi Country Office (GHMCO), located in Accra, spans across West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The Ghana Operational Hub is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

The core functions of GHMCO are to:

  • Liaise and develop engagements, and deliver services responding to partner needs.

  • Leverage advice and integrate delivery modalities of the three Delivery Practices and the Global Partner Service Office.

  • Maintain  appropriate  arrangements  and  capacity  for  direct  transactional  support  for delivery of the sub-regional portfolio.

Position Information 

Under the direct supervision of the Support Services Manager, and in coordination with the Country Manager or Project Manager(s), the Procurement Senior Officer is responsible for the effective delivery of procurement services reflecting best practices in international public procurement, compliance with UNOPS procurement rules and regulations, appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money.  

S/he analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide range of issues related to procurement. The Procurement Senior Officer will provide services covering some or all functions in the procurement cycle.

He/she analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. His/her work is focused in transactional procurement including all steps of the procurement process. Maintaining the highest degree of personal and professional ethics, the Procurement Senior Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Business Unit. 

The Procurement Senior Analyst works in close collaboration with the Support Services, Programme and project teams in the relevant geographical area or business unit, UNOPS HQs colleagues and Government officials, to successfully deliver procurement services.

Summary of functions: His/her duties include: Implementation of trans...

A.  Education A Master’s Degree (Advanced University Degree or ...

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

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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.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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