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Senior Contracts Management AS, G7

Responsibilities

  • Manage in collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders contract amendment or extension.
  • Monitor and track the state of all contracts and initiate and perform contract administration actions to prevent occurrence of contractual or operational risks.
  • Prepare periodic reports on state of all contracts as well as pertinent issues, actions, risks, etc. that may arise during the contract administration phase.
  • Closely collaborate with procurement team as well as clients on strategizing acquisition exercises.
  • Identify, memorialize, and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt from administering a contract.
  • Manage a proper contract closure, record retention, maintenance of the contract file, and handling security instruments (e.g. Performance Security),
  • Assist in resolution of contractual dispute in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure maintenance of relevant proper record retention (electronic, hardcopy or both) pertinent to a contract, internal databases, and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations.
  • Establish performance indicators in relation to Contract Administration.
  • Ensure that the Section maintains complete and accurate electronic and hard copy records to ensure proper accountability.
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders in preparing for internal and external audit exercises.
  • Drafts a variety of correspondence relevant to contract administration.
  • Supervises and assigns and reviews the work of more junior staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Competencies
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for highly complex and technologically advanced goods and services. Knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex procurement and contract issues. Knowledge of quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply, market trends and pricing. Ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning units and vendors. Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of complex and/or sensitive issues/problems. Ability to develop procurement policies, procedures and new programmes. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Supplementary courses or additional training in procurement functions is desirable.
  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Job Specific Qualification

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 4 or equivalent certification is required.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration, supply chain management and/ or related area is required.
  • The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced by two years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.
  • At least three-years demonstrated experience which involves administration of procurement related contracts that supports the needs of multiple organizations such as UN Entities or similar organizations is required. Such experience shall include data analysis and preparing report on various contract administration matrices.
  • At least one-year demonstrated experience in participating in collaborative procurement working group or similar network which involves multiple organizations such as UN Entities or similar organizations is desirable.
  • Experience working with a Systems, Application and Products (SAP) system or another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.
  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Deadline: 27 June 2023

Procurement Assistant (Duration 364 Days)

Responsibilities

  • Reviews, records and prioritizes purchasing requests and obtains additional information/documentation as required; Provides assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services;
  • proposes product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings; determines the availability of funding sources.
  • Identifies and recommends sources of procurement.
  • Produces tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved.
  • Prepares abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and lowest costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.
  • Enters into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers; obtaining credit and other information on proposed suppliers.
  • Finalizes purchase orders and contracts for approval by the Procurement Officer; may authorize purchases in line with delegated signature authority, and, if required, prepares submission to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
  • Resolves issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received; preparing and signing Return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received.
  • Maintains relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations.
  • Researches, retrieves and presents information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply, vendors by commodity, etc., as well as obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market.
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  • Drafts a variety of correspondence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge in Procurement practices. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and Expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary courses or additional training in procurement is required.
  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be
  • accepted in lieu of the GGST. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.
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Job – Specific Qualification

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 4 or equivalent professional certification is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement or related area is required.
  • The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced by two years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.
  • At least two (2) years of work experience in acquisition of strategic, high-value and of complex scope of goods and services from worldwide sources and for diversified clients in multiple countries is required.
  • Experience in managing procurement in support of development programme with multiple thematic areas is desirable.
  • Experience in procurement, supporting public, private or non-governmental entities that have national, regional or international operations, is desirable.
  • Working experience with a Systems Application and Products (SAP), or another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.
  • One (1 ) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Deadline: 26 June 2023

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