Procurement Officer

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5311/19447
Department/office AFR, Somalia Country Office (SOCO)
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 27-Feb-2020 to 13-Mar-2020


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


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Background Information 

Somalia Office:

Somalia is amid major new political and security developments that will offer a greater possibility for peace and security than the country has seen in over 20 years. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012, and international community have driven a process of rebuilding of functioning government institutions and processes through Somalia’s peacebuilding and state-building priorities under the Somali Compact (2013-2016), based on the Busan “New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” agreement. The Somalia National Development Plan (2017-2019), builds on this foundation laid by the Compact and sets the priorities for national recovery and development in full collaboration with national and regional governments.  A landmark electoral process in late 2016 and early 2017 resulted in a peaceful transfer of power to a new President and government, in place since February and March 2017 respectively. The government has set out an ambitious agenda for its term (the period to 2021).  At the London Somalia Conference in May 2017, a Security Pact was agreed by Somalia and the international community, which will allow for sustainable, long-term security based on mutual accountability.

UNOPS has had a solid in country presence in Somalia since 1994 implementing a wide range of projects and has contributed to the above development priorities of the country.


Job Specific:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Procurement Specialist who reports to the Head of Support Services, the Procurement 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.  He/she analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide range of issues related to procurement.

Maintaining the highest degree of personal and professional ethics, the Procurement Officer maintains a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Business Unit.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Persons with no UN experience are encouraged to apply!

This position is open to nationals or persons with a valid residence and/or work permit.



Functions / Key Results Expected: 1. Implementation of operational procurement ...

Education: Master's Degree with one (1) year relevant experience in Procur...

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Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA)  Contract l...

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

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

Africa Region Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Africa Region supports UNOPS cou...
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