Today Ukraine is facing its most serious challenges since achieving independence in 1991. The ongoing war has already resulted in significant loss of life, unprecedented displacement, internally and towards neighboring countries, and devastating destruction of infrastructure. The UN Ukraine Flash Appeal shows that at least 15.7 million people are in immediate need of emergency assistance and protection. Early projections indicate that if the war should continue in the medium to long term, up to 90% of the Ukrainian population could face poverty and extreme economic vulnerability, and the country’s socio-economic progress could be set-back by almost 20 years. In the short-term, 62% of the population is at high risk of falling into poverty. Ukraine’s economy is set to shrink by 45% this year due to the war and even with a moderate recovery in the next few years, by 2025 the GDP would still only be two-thirds of the pre-war GDP in 2021.
The complex humanitarian, development and peace challenges underscore the importance of programming that responds to the multiple dimensions of the crisis. UNDP launched its Resilience Building and Recovery (RBR) framework for Ukraine on 11 April 2022 to immediately respond to the development and humanitarian challenges. The overall objective is to preserve development gains in Ukraine, mitigating risks of descent into a governance and service delivery crisis, embedding activities for recovery from the onset of the humanitarian effort, and facilitating a swift return to development pathways and processes for national attainment of the SDGs.
The Recovery and Peacebuilding projects (the Projects) implemented within Inclusive Development, Recovery and Peacebuilding (IDRPB) Portfolio are an integral part of UNDP’s offer via the RBR framework. The Projects support the economic recovery of war-torn communities, further accelerating the decentralization and health-care reforms in these regions, and strengthening community security and social cohesion in target communities. After the large-scale Russian invasion began on 24 February 2022, the Projects expanded their activities to the most war-affected oblasts of Ukraine, located primarily in the east and south of Ukraine.
Based on previous experience and to support the strengthened resilience and early recovery of war-affected communities in the selected target areas of Ukraine, UNDP and the European Union, a long-term partner (including for UNDP’s programme in the east), have in parallel launched the “EU4Recovery – Empowering Communities in Ukraine” (EU4Recovery) project, which will ensure a multiplier effect by further expanding key interventions mentioned above. EU4Recovery interventions are grouped under the following key objectives:
• Target communities have increased access to quality public services that respond to the needs of all population groups, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable.
• Community security is enhanced, and the social fabric is maintained in project target areas.
EU4Recovery is being implemented via an area-based approach, whereby the synergies to be extracted from a multi-sectoral approach have maximum impact on the lives of individuals at community level.
In this context, UNDP is recruiting the Procurement Analyst, who will ensure administration, transparent and efficient provision of procurement services and processes of the indicated Projects as an integral part of IDRPB Portfolio.
The Procurement Analyst is responsible for effective delivery of procurement services, consistent with UNDP rules and regulations, to support implementation of the Projects and programmatic goals.
The incumbent will promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organization with zero tolerance to discriminatory and abusive behaviour, including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.
Duties and Responsibilities
|1) Ensures implementation of operational strategies of the Projects through:
|2) Supports procurement processes of the Projects through:
|3) Ensures implementation of sourcing strategy through:
|4) Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO through:
Under the direct supervision of EU4Recovery / RPP Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Analyst will be responsible for procurement issues. S/he will ensure administration, transparent and efficient provision of procurement services and processes of EU4Recovery the Recovery and Peacebuilding projects.
|LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
|LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
|LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
|Adapt with Agility:
|LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
|Act with Determination:
|LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
|Engage and Partner:
|LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
|Enable Diversity and Inclusion:
|LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
|Knowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations
|Knowledge of supplier management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations
|Knowledge of processing, storing, and validating procurement data
|Business Direction & Strategy
|Ability to create clarity around UNDP Value proposition to beneficiaries and partners and to develop service offers responding to client needs based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate
|Business Direction & Strategy
|Effective Decision Making
|Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources
|Business Direction & Strategy
|Negotiation and Influence
|Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolv6e points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates win-win situations
|Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
|Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks
Required Skills and Experience
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