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Procurement Expert - UPPR Project (Only Bangladeshi candidates are eligible to apply)
|Location :||Dhaka, with possible travel to the project towns, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jun-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year initially (Extendable)|
UNDP Bangladesh and its many partners are supporting the Government to find innovative solutions to its development challenges. Poverty reduction and pro-poor economics are major areas of intervention and one of the Country Office’s most critical areas of cooperation with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), donors including DFID and the EC, civil society and the private sector. This includes a significant pro-poor policy advocacy agenda as well as a programming envelope of over 150 million USD over the next several years, consisting of strategic, multi-donor funded urban and rural poverty reductions initiatives.
Urban poor communities mobilized and supported to form representative, inclusive and well-managed groups.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
• Administration and implementation of procurement strategies
1. Ensures administration and implementation of the procurement strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Full compliance of UPPR procurement activities with UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
2. Organizes procurement processes for UPPR project focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and their implementation monitoring.
3. Ensures proper control of UPPR Assets focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Preparation of inventory reports.
4. Ensures support to logistical services focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Support for organization of travel including purchase of tickets, DSA calculation, PO preparation; arrangement of shipments; vehicle maintenance; conference facilities arrangements.
5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the UPPR Project focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Organization of trainings for UPPR operations staff on Procurement.
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on the overall UPPR efficiency in procurement management and success in establishment and implementation of operational strategies. Strategic approach to procurement, establishment and implementation of the monitoring and control system, timely and appropriate delivery of services, introduction of e-procurement ensure client satisfaction and overall timely delivery of UPPR projects.
• Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Knowledge Management and Learning
• Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
Development and Operational Effectiveness
• Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods (RFQ, ITB, RFP).
Management and Leadership
• Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Bachelors Degree (preferably a Master’s Degree) or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or Economics. B.Sc Engineers with strong Procurement career background may also apply.
At least 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems
Fluency in written and spoken Bangla and English.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.