Procurement Process Re-design Specialist

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2023/B0012/27054
Level ICS-10
Department/office MP, PG, Procurement Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 15-Nov-2023 to 29-Nov-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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Background Information – UNOPS 

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries to achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

UNOPS has operated as a self-financing entity within the UN system since 1994.  Throughout this time, UNOPS has successfully delivered services to other UN entities as well as a variety of partners. UNOPS has, over the years, undertaken the delivery of increasingly complex engagements such as project implementation services for large physical infrastructure projects, multifaceted public health projects, and highly complex procurement assignments.

UNOPS is navigating a period of transformational change internally across all areas of the organization. Together with the steadily increasing size of UNOPS portfolio, UNOPS leadership structures, management practices, oversight mechanisms, as well as UNOPS ability to collaborate and manage knowledge, are being reshaped and improved through this process. 

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 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.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Process Innovation and Digitalisation Programme (PID)

UNOPS is embarking on a Process Innovation and Digitalisation journey. The Programme aims to ensure UNOPS delivers the highest quality projects - sustainably, on time, and within budget - for partners and beneficiaries.  

The Programme is expected to last four (4) years. It will enhance UNOPS’ operational efficiency, effectiveness, and agility, overhauling processes and leveraging digital technologies and solutions. It will improve UNOPS’ collection and use of data, capacity for foresight, capacity for planning, knowledge management, and reporting. 

A programme team is being established to provide business driven leadership for and support to UNOPS process innovation and digitalisation. Each UNOPS functional unit (Procurement, Human Resources, Finance, Project Management and Infrastructure, Partnerships, and Legal), will be represented by a Business Process and Change Manager and a Process Re-design Specialist that will act as a representative of the functional entity within which they are embedded.

UNOPS is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Procurement Process Re-design Specialist who, under the guidance of the Procurement Business Process and Change Manager, can support the UNOPS Director for Procurement Group (PG) with the implementation of this ambitious programme.

Role of the Process Re-design Specialist

The Process Redesign Specialist will be responsible to drive the redesign of processes, leveraging selected digital technologies. They will be part of PG, reporting to the Procurement Business Process and Change Manager, delivering on process innovation and digitalisation outcomes, as a seconded resource from PID. Therefore this role has a secondary reporting line to the PID Director.

This role requires a strong understanding of methodologies and tools for process mapping and simplification, as well as a consultative and facilitative approach to process re-engineering.

The key functions of the role include:

  • Identify, analyze data and re-design business processes for the relevant practice. 

  • Support the Procurement Group Director in the review of policies, taking into account re-designed processes. 

  • Coordinate the process by which re-designed processes are matched with digital technologies, in close collaboration with UNOPS IT and vendors to ensure that practice ambitions and requirements.

  • Support training, communications, and change management required in order to make the change stick.

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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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