Procurement Specialist

Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5007/26042
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Ongoing
Application period 16-May-2023 to 30-May-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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UNOPS Geneva Office is part of the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR), and manages one of UNOPS largest portfolios. It provides quality services and integrated solutions to its partners in the areas of operational support (including HR, Procurement, Finance, Travel, Administration and ICT) as well as management of grants and trust funds. The Geneva Office also hosts global entities working in support of health, nutrition, humanitarian support, sustainable urban development and disaster displacement.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services reflecting international public procurement best practices, compliance with UNOPS procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedures, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money for the acquisition of goods, services and the contracting of works. 

S/he analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides advice and solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The role requires a deep understanding of procurement policy and processes and the Procurement Specialist should be able to apply them to the appropriate situations. Maintaining the highest degree of personal and professional ethics, the Procurement Specialist promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Business Unit.  

The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme/project colleagues in UNOPS Geneva and with UNOPS HQ personnel, particularly with the Procurement Group (PG), as well as IPAS Procurement, to successfully deliver procurement services.

Specifically, s/he is the primary procurement focal point, lead and manager of the Procurement  Function in the Geneva Office. The Procurement Specialist is responsible for quality management and compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.

Development and Implementation of  procurement strategies Leads the develo...

Education  Advanced Degree preferably in Procurement and/or Supp...

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

Contract type:  Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Inter...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
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