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Purchasing/Contract Specialist (GFATM Grants Implementation Unit)
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||11-May-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months with a possibility of extension|
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.
Since 2004 UNDP has been the Principal Recipient of GFATM financed grants. A special Grants Implementation Unit (GIU) was established to effectively manage grants processing. At the moment, GIU is implementing two GFATM grants on HIV and TB that are aimed to reduce the two diseases’ burden in Belarus.
The total upper ceiling grants amount planned for 2010-2012 is USD 7,514,186 on TB and EUR 9,557,068 on HIV disease. Additionally, GFATM has approved two new grants on HIV and TB that are to be launched in 2010-2011.
A total of 25 persons are involved in grants’ management process, out of which 11 people are assigned to the Business Unit. The procurement and supply chain is managed by the Head of Business Unit along with the Head of Procurement and Logistics Unit, three Purchasing/Contract Specialists and two Logistics Specialists.
The UNDP Purchasing/Contract Specialist will be responsible for procurement of goods and services within the portfolio of Global Fund grants (HIV and TB) in Belarus under the direct supervision of the Head of Procurement and Logistics Unit of the Grants Implementation Unit. The Purchasing/Contract Specialist ensures execution of transparent and efficient procurement services and processes in project. The Purchasing/Contract Specialist promotes a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach in the project.
The Purchasing/Contract Specialist can supervise clerical and support staff of the project, if any. The Purchasing/Contract Specialist works in close collaboration with the other project staff, operations and programme staff in the CO for resolving complex procurement-related issues and information exchange. The initial assignment is for 12 months subject to further extension based on annual performance evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities
| The incumbent will be based in Minsk, Belarus. He/she will work under direct supervision the Head of Procurement and Logistics Unit and will be responsible for products, equipment & services procurement within the grants in compliance with UNDP rules and procedures.
The selected Purchasing/Contract Specialist shall:
Purchasing/Contract Specialist will work in coordination with UNDP Procurement Associate and in close contact with the relevant services of the UNDP office if required.
Required Skills and Experience
Information about the conditions of the service contract: http://un.by/vacancy/undp/conditions/
Responsible applicants will be shortlisted, and at least three applicants will gain a personal or telephone hearing.
Women are encouraged to apply. UNDP is non-smoking work environment.
Due to the large number of applicants for UNDP positions, UNDP regrets that it is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates about the outcome or status of the recruitment process.