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UN Women: Procurement Associate
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Sep-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of Procurement, the Procurement Associate provides support to UN Women in the administration and implementation of regulations, rules, policies, strategies and guidelines regarding procurement and related services, inter alia travel, ensuring effectiveness and efficiency, integrity, transparency and quality of service. The incumbent is expected to cooperate effectively and efficiently with the staff of the UN Women Procurement Section, other staff of the Division of Management and Administrative Services and UN Women HQ Divisions and Sub Regional Offices and smaller offices in the field. The Procurement Associate provides operational support in relation to procurement, travel and similar services to ensure smooth operations, optimal and consistent service levels and to help build internal capacity in the key area of procurement. In addition, the Procurement Associate constantly monitors, optimizes and readjusts the business procedures related to his/her field of work taking into account changes in the operating environment as and when those occur.
The incumbent supports the Division of Management and Administrative Services in providing sound advice on procurement and related services consistent with UN WOMEN regulations and rules to ensure that the organization procures goods and services effectively and efficiently.
The Procurement Associate interacts with functional counterparts in other UN agencies, and participates in inter-office meetings at the operational level. The incumbent may receive guidance from UNDP’s Office of Legal and Procurement Support, as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of Procurement:
Supports implementation of UN Women’s procurement strategies, focusing on achieving the following results:
Organizes procurement processes entrusted to the Procurement Section at UN Women headquarters, focusing on achieving the following results:
Ensures effective and efficient provision of Procurement and Travel support to HQ, SRO in the organisation’s ERP system (ATLAS) and CPO focusing on achieving the following results:
Impact of Results:
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Ethics and Values:
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving DisagreementsKnowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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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.