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Procurement and Administrative Specialist (For Thai National Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||05-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-C|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year extendable based on performance and budget availability|
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 for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok and a number of country (COs) and multi-country offices (MCOs) as well as programme Offices (POs) 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 Asia and the Pacific 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 sectors.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Procurement in Headquarters and the daily supervision of the Regional Operations Manager, the Procurement and Administrative Specialist 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 and Administrative Specialist will ensure that procurement processes 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 Direct abreast of procurement, administrative and compliance issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide procurement oversight and guidance for strategic sourcing across the Asia Pacific Region.
2. Ensure efficient management of procurement processes for ROAP, MCOs/COs and programme presence offices.
3. Ensure elaboration, introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and automatized procurement tools.
4. Oversee/Provide efficient administrative services to ROAP, M/COs and programme presence offices.
5. Participate in inter-agency activities related to procurement and administration.
6. Contribute to knowledge sharing between ROAP, M/COs and programme presence offices.
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, 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).