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Yangon

Procurement Senior Assistant (Multiple Positions), Multiple positions

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Procurement Senior Assistant (Multiple Positions), Multiple positions

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
Skills :
Experience : 3 to 5 years
Work Days : Monday To Friday
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Background Information - Myanmar

Myanmar is one of UNOPS leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG), the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar and Cambodia, and for the Global Fund¹s Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative targeting drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Background Information - Job-specific

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer and under the guidance from the Senior Procurement and Logistic Advisor , the Procurement Senior Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support in the management of a variety of procurement and contracting processes and /transactions for goods, services and works for the Business Unit.

Functional Responsibilities

Administrative Procurement Support Services

Client Relationships / Stakeholder Management

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Administrative Procurement Support Services

Provides a Variety Of Specialized And Non-specialized Transactional Support Services, Ensuring Consistency And Quality Of Work Steps Completed, As Well As Optimal Information Flow

  • Assist in drafting bidding documents, evaluation reports and contract award submissions, ensuring consistency in format and content.
  • Process procurement transactions in UNOPS’ corporate system OneUNOPS;
  • Assist in the preparation of Purchase Orders, Contracts, LTAs or their Amendments.
  • Process invoices for goods and services delivered ensuring accuracy and completeness of documentation and timely payment. Follow up to completion and inform clients.
  • Monitor expenditures against allocations.
  • Receive, review, log and route incoming communication and procurement requests/invoices.
  • Prepare reports, tables, charts etc. applying technical skills and knowledge in formatting and presentations.
  • Prepare Statistics and reports, including on Procurement volume.
  • Undertake routine follow up action on procurement on behalf of the supervisor;
  • Publish procurement advertisements and awards.
  • Maintain status reports on procurement activities and work in progress.

Client Services Client Relationships / Stakeholder Management

  • Actively work with clients to provide and exchange information on a variety of issues in procurement processes and transactions, to deliver correct and timely services.
  • Provide standardized procurement services, guidance and information to staff of the Business Unit on routine processes and procedures

Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Undertake routine follow up action on procurement QA or Knowledge Management issues on behalf of the supervisor and inform supervisor of status.
  • Administratively supports the organization and delivery of training and learning initiatives for personnel on procurement

Impact of Results

The effective and successful achievement of results by the Procurement Senior Assistant affect the work completion of the relevant business unit/s, project activities, procurement and contract management support services, impacting the timely and effective implementation of the respective services and deliverables. This ensures client satisfaction and promotes the image and credibility of the team and Business Unit as an effective service provider in project services and management. This enhances UNOPS’ competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services in the country/region served.

Education

  • Completion of secondary school is required with 5 years of relevant professional experience

or

  • First University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management or equivalent disciplines with one (1) year of professional experience is required

Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in the procurement of goods and/or services is required.
  • Experience in the procurement of medical equipment is desirable.
  • Experience in providing procurement support services in national and/or international public or corporate organizations.
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing countries.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations is desirable.
  • Experience in use of Enterprise systems including OneUNOPS is desirable
  • Experience of working in Enterprise systems and in Google environment is desirable (G drive, Google Sheets and Google Docs)

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English and Myanmar are required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN or regional working language is an asset.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA- 5

Contract duration:Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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