Procurement Senior Associate

Recruiter: UNOPS
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

Job information


Job Description


  • Completion of secondary school is required. 

  • First University Degree, preferably in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, or related areas is desirable but not required.

  • Relevant certification in procurement and supply chain management (CIPS or similar) is a distinct advantage.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years ( or less depending on degree level) of relevant experience in providing procurement support services in national and/or international public or corporate organizations.

  • Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office) and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.

  • Supervisory experience of personnel in procurement support services, may be considered an asset.

  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing countries may be considered an asset.

  • Some experience in UN system organizations is desirable.

  • Experience in use of Enterprise systems including e-Sourcing in procurement, One UNOPS is desirable


  • Full knowledge of Spanish is required.

  • Full working knowledge of English is required.

  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.


Summary of key results:

  • Transactional Procurement Support services

  • Procurement planning and systems 

  • Requisitions/procurement and sourcing 

  • Bidding and tendering 

  • Contract administration

  • Team Management

  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Transactional Procurement Support services

    Ensures compliance of transactional procurement activities with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies, including undertaking the following 

    • Execution of necessary steps to embed sustainability in the procurement process.

    Procurement planning and systems 

    Ensures team/personnel provision of support to procurement planning and systems, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Collaboration with projects personnel and Managers in the preparation of their procurement plan;
    • Collaboration in the implementation of a procurement management system in respect of planning, awarding, administering and monitoring of all matters related to procurement for the given geographical area / project activity.

    Requisitions/procurement and sourcing 

    Supervises the office’s or team’s  requisitions/procurement and sourcing support processes, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Provision of proposals to requesting entity on modes for providing goods, works and services, including procurement deadlines for each stage;
    • Review of requisitions for completeness;

    Bidding and tendering 

    Supervises team/personnel providing the following support services to  bidding and tendering processes, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Preparation of shortlists of suitable contractors/suppliers for purchases of value over designated amounts for approval of designated officer;
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