CHIEF OF UNIT, PROCUREMENT

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Chief and Senior Professional, Procurement
  • Deadline:
    11/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 227029
Job Network : Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain
Job Family : Procurement
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-4
Duty Station : AMMAN
Department/Office : Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen
Date Posted : Feb 5, 2024
Deadline : Feb 11, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen and will be based in Amman, Jordan. The Procurement Officer reports to the Chief of Operations and Resource Management.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Chief of Unit, Procurement will be responsible for the following duties:

• Plans, develops and manages the procurement activities of the mission involving multi-million dollar
expenditures for procurement of a broad range of goods and services.
• Advises the senior officials; provides technical and policy advice on all aspects of procurement; develops and disseminates best practices.
• Leads and directs a procurement work team.
• Plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and selection of new staff and in the development of training programs.
• Analyzes unusually complex and/or critical procurement proposals of financial or operational impact;
determines appropriate strategy/approach to best serve institutional interests, and ensures implementation, including the authorization of exceptions to established rules, practices and procedures, as necessary following consultation with specialist procurement expert.
• Directs, manages and conducts planning, solicitation, negotiation, and, if necessary, termination of
contractual and procurement action.
• Approves up to authorized limit within delegated authority, or, in cases where the amount exceeds the
authorized limit, recommends approval of procurement contracts/purchase orders through submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
• Develops proposals on revisions to procurement policies and procedures.
• Develops and recommends strategy for the effective implementation of procurement policies and reforms.
• Represents the organization in key meetings with senior officials internally and government officials, and in negotiations with senior executives of various commercial organizations for the purpose of concluding
major contracts.
• Provides direction and guidance to more junior staff.
Competencies
Professionalism: Plans and manages technically and legally complex procurement operations, ensuring efficient delivery and disposition of quality goods/services at maximum cost efficiency and in accordance with UN procurement policy and practices. Proposes innovative solutions to problems/conflicts which may arise. Interacts effectively with all parties involved in the procurement process coordinating the work of several entities. 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. Match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Education
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law or a related field is required.

A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Recognized qualification in procurement and contracting is desirable.
Job – Specific Qualification
Diploma in Strategic Public Procurement, CIPS Accredited Level 4 is required. Please attach a copy of your CIPS certificate.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in procurement is required.,

Additional years of experience in contract management, administration or related area is desirable

Experience in handling complex procurement/contract management issues is desirable.

UN field mission experience is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required, (both oral and written). Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

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