Background Information – Job specific
Thailand Operations Hub (THOH) is a UNOPS business unit under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office and it was established to better support, develop and oversee the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific.
The Hub comprises three main portfolios –THOH Thailand, THOH Indonesia and THOH Pacific and provides a wide range of services including Project Management, Transactional HR, Financial, and Procurement to clients that include other UN entities, INGOs and governments/government agencies donors. Most of THOH projects are implemented in South East Asia and the Pacific.
The portfolio of THOH is rapidly expanding geographically, with operations in Indonesia, Palau, RMI, FSM, Tonga and potentially other countries in the Pacific. At the same time service lines offered are extended to the procurement of goods, also in emergency settings post disaster, services and particularly construction. The procurement and management of construction services face unique challenges in the Pacific given the remoteness of locations, the challenge to source materials, logistics and, on occasion, the limited capacity and availability of contractors.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of Head of Operations, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services reflecting international public procurement best practices, compliance with UNOPS procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedures, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money for the acquisition of goods, services and the contracting of works.
He/she analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides advice and solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The role requires deep understanding of procurement policy and processes and the Procurement Specialist should be able to apply them to the appropriate situations.
In addition to responsibility for the deliverables of the work team, the incumbent’s work is focused on strategic relationship building and demand management, mainly referred to aggregation and dealing with complex organizational structures, preparation of business cases and understanding of the supply market, as well as sharing knowledge with projects in order to achieve reductions of costs and savings.
Maintaining the highest degree of personal and professional ethics, the Procurement Specialist promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Business Unit.
The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and Project Management teams in the given geographical area and UNOPS HQ personnel, particularly with the Procurement Group (PG), and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services.
The Procurement Specialist will work in close cooperation with the Business Unit and Project Managers and report to the management on central issues related to procurement activities. S/he supervises and leads procurement personnel to deliver work results, in close cooperation with the leadership team in the given geographical area.
Summary of Key Functions
- Development and Implementation of procurement strategies
- Management of procurement processes
- Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
- Team Management
- Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply:https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16455
- Master’s degree preferably in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in combination with a minimum of seven (7) years of qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
- Professional certification in Procurement and/or Supply Chain management at the level equivalent to first university degree or advanced university degree shall be considered in lieu of the education requirements stated above.
- Minimum five (5) years’ professional experience in procurement and/or supply chain management particularly in implementing policies and procedures to deliver a range of complex procurement programmes and services.
- At least two (2) years of work experience at an international level is required.
- Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing and developed countries.
- Personnel supervisory experience in procurement.
- Experience in procurement related to infrastructure projects is required.
- Experience in delivering procurement outputs in remote areas with challenges including limited contractor capacity and logistics desirable.
- Experience in managing procurement and contracts from a distance (not on site) desirable.
- Knowledge of UN/ /UNOPS Procurement Rules and Regulations is a distinct advantage.
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Certification is an asset.
- Some experience in UN system organizations, preferably in a developing country, is desirable.
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions).
- Full working knowledge of English is essential.
- Fluency in one or more additional official UN languages is an advantage.
- Application Deadline:08-Oct-2018
- Please visit the online vacancy to apply:https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16455
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.