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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA|
|Application Deadline :||29-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 5h 32m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||TA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-C|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||364 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Through the Regional Office (RO) for Americas and the Caribbean, country offices (COs) and multi-country office (MCO) across the region, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments, civil society and other actors to deliver for women and girls. We advocate for and enhance accountability to enhance women’s political participation and prevent and respond effectively to violence against women. Our economic empowerment programmes seek greater economic security and rights particularly for marginalized groups of women. Other programmes in the region involve partnering with women in their efforts to engage in peace and reconstruction efforts and push for gender equality (GE) provisions integral to preparing for, mitigating, and responding to disasters and emergencies. To bolster gender-responsive budgeting and public planning, we assist efforts to monitor the different impacts of budget and policy choices on women and men and to mainstream gender considerations across sector.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Procurement in Headquarters and the daily supervision of the Operations Manager of ACRO, facilitates the management of procurement and promotes a strategic approach to sourcing within the Region in all areas from procurement process of goods and services, procurement contracts, long-term agreements, lease agreements. This facilitation role is designed to add value and effectiveness to the management of procurement within the Region while in no way creating an added layer of bureaucracy between the field and HQ, and all accountabilities and duties must reflect this overarching principle. In effect the incumbent acts as the interface between the field and HQ on several procurement areas.
The Procurement Specialist will ensure that procurement process in the Region are in line with UN Women goals, plans and strategies and in compliance with applicable procurement policies and guidelines. The incumbent will assist the Regional Procurement Review Committee in ensuring compliance of procurement within the Region with corporate standards. The incumbent also supports the implementation of strategic procurement initiatives within the Region including e-procurement, e-travel, etc. S/he will keep the Regional Director aware of procurement issues within the Region requiring Regional Office attention and keep the Regional Director abreast of procurement and compliance issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Lead the monitoring and implementation of the procurement strategies in the region
2. Organize procurement processes for the Regional Office, Country Office and UN Women programmes implemented in the region at regional and country level
3. Oversee implementation of sourcing strategy and preparation of the Institutional and Professional Contracts, in the region:
4. Provide Administrative and Procurement Support to the RO’s Programme Team and Implementing Partners (IPs):
5. Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the RO:
6. Manage procurement process for the Argentina Country Office
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
Applicants cannot be a public servant from the State, Departmental Government, State Entity and Decentralized services, whatever the nature of the link (paid or not), or hired under any modality by said state public persons.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, hence, combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Only short-listed qualified candidates will be contacted.
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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
Diversity and inclusion:
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)