Procurement Senior Officer

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5315/20588
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Gambia
Duty station Banjul, Gambia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Ongoing
Application period 20-Oct-2020 to 10-Nov-2020

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

This vacancy is closed.

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Background Information - Ghana Multi Country Office (GMCO)

GMCO 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 the Operational Hub 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.

Background Information - Gambia

The Gambia has one of the fastest urbanisation rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with the GBA already accounting for 68% of the total population. This has resulted in several environmental and socio-economic problems including deforestation, soil erosion, pollution and waste generation, as well as stress on health, education and employment services.   

The UNOPS Gambia Country Office is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on projects and programmes in infrastructure, governance, procurement, and is looking for qualified and committed experts able to deliver results in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Currently the country portfolio includes projects construction of infrastructure, procurement services, and sustainable urban planning.  

The Gambia Duty Stations are managed by the Gambia Country Office based in Banjul, The Gambia.

Background Information - Job Specific

Under the supervision of the Procurement Officer, GMCO - Ghana and the secondary supervision of the Gambia Country Manager,  the Procurement Senior Officer is responsible for effective delivery and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services for a select group of technically complex goods, services and works, within the specific geographical area and/or project/s.  These services reflect best practices in international public procurement, compliance with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations and procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedure, ensuring 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 spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. His/her work is focused on transactional procurement including all steps of the procurement process.

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

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

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A.  Education Advanced  Degree or equivalent in Procurement and/o...

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