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Procurement Officer Job at UNON | Apply Before  Apr 2, 2024

Procurement Officer Job at UNON. The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the United Nations headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Resident Coordinator System (RCS) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) globally, as well as other United Nations offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities
Serves as a senior procurement and contracting expert with responsibility for the worldwide procurement of a wide variety of supplies and services associated with highly complex (technically and legally) contracts and procurement activities; may lead procurement work for a segment of a central or large peace-keeping program.
Provides technical advice on procurement activities to officials of substantive units during all phases of the procurement cycle.
Analyzes and evaluates procurement requests and ensures appropriateness of technical specifications.
Develops and prepares highly complex contracts for procurement of non-routine and technologically advanced commodities or long-range services; issues international tender invitations; evaluates responses to tender, and makes recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts; signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in cases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepares submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
Develops new tactical approaches to contracts, as well as new methods for their application, based on market research.
Contributes to the development of institutional procurement policies and procedures; develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of goods, services, supplier capacity among others.

Education Requirements to qualify for the Procurement Officer Job at UNON

  • 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 degree in the specified fields of studies with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area is required.
  • Five (5) years direct first hand procurement experience on 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.

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