Procurement Assistant under Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN) Project

Location : Mandaluyong City, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :03-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Three (3) months
Expected Duration of Assignment :August to November 2018


The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH), through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement a project entitled “Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization” (SPAN). SPAN aims to contribute towards sustaining the gains of the Government’s peace process, and in ensuring peace and security in conflict-affected areas by (a) accelerating the implementation of the security and socio-economic aspects of the Normalization Annex of the GPH-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and (b) strengthening the enabling environment for peace, recovery and development.

SPAN is composed of four (4) components: (1) Component 1: Support to the Implementation of the Security Aspect of Normalization, (2) Component 2: Support to the Implementation of the Socio-Economic Aspect of Normalization, (3) Component 3: Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Peace, Recovery and Development, and (4) Component 4: Social Healing and Peacebuilding Programme for Marawi.

The Procurement Assistant is therefore expected to be able to analyze and interpret UNDP procurement rules and regulations, and assist in providing solutions to a issues related to procurement, while promoting a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented service.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The Procurement Assistant is expected to exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems. She/he will:

  1. Provide effective Procurement and administrative support to the implementation of the “Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN)”, such as but not limited to:
  • Provision of inputs to preparation of procurement plans.
  • Process and implement the procurement request including preparation and conduct of Requests for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) or Request for Proposal (RFP), receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Review note to file for direct contracting modalities and procurement request forms submission.
  • Contribute to the implementation of sourcing strategy for the project, including pre-qualification of individuals and firms that can supply the project requirements;
  • Coordinating between requisitioners and prospective bidders for queries and clarifications
  • Taking down of minutes of pre-bid conferences, where needed
  • Receiving quotations/bids/proposals
  • Providing requisitioners with canvas matrix or preliminary evaluation of the quotations/bids/proposals received
  • Summarizing evaluation findings and results
  • Communicating the award to the successful bidder
  • Prepare appropriate contract instruments, and obtaining signatures of vendor and proper authority in UNDP
  • Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  • Ensure provision of procurement services such as PO preparation; and conference facilities arrangements.
  • Maintain accurate and reliable filing system in the procurement unit; and
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Team Leader and Immediate Supervisor


Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The Procurement Assistant is expected to submit a summary of activities, and accomplishment report to the Procurement Team Leader. Each payment shall be made within two weeks after the receipt of approved summary of activities and accomplishment report.


Deliverables/ Outputs


Estimated Duration to Complete


Target Due Dates


Review and Approvals Required (Indicate designation of person who will review output and confirm acceptance)


Name and Email address of designated person who will review and accept the output

Monthly procurement accomplishment Report of August 2018

August 13, 2018 to September 13, 2018

September 13, 2018

Procurement Team Leader

Procurement Team Leader

Monthly procurement accomplishment Report of September 2018

September 14, 2018 to October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

Procurement Team Leader

Procurement Team Leader

Monthly procurement accomplishment Report of October 2018

October 13, 2018 to November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018

Procurement Team Leader

Procurement Team Leader


Implementation Arrangements

Under the overall guidance of the Procurement Team Leader and working closely with the rest of the Procurement team, the Procurement Assistant is expected to render a broad range of administrative support to the procurement services for the Resilience and Peace Building Unit (RPBU).

During the process, s/he shall promote a results-oriented approach to his/her work and output, while ensuring a client-focused and client-friendly manner of rendering his/her services. S/he shall not supervise any staff but will be expected demonstrate seamless collaboration with the programme/project and operations teams within the Country Office (CO) environment, including UNDP partners and clients, where necessary. 

The Procurement Assistant will directly responsible for the effective and timely delivery of procurement of goods, services and works for the projects. She/he is also expected to work closely with the Operations Team of the UNDP Philippines Country Office.


Duration of Work

The work shall be initially for three (3) months with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funds and assessment of performance for maximum of five (5) months. The schedule of deliverables and duration of work may be revised based on a mutually agreed timetable through an exchange of letters. 


Duty Station

The Procurement Assistant is expected to report to the UNDP Country Office daily. Travel may be expected, and all attendant costs will be covered by the Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN) project.


Functional Competencies:               

Building Strategic Partnerships 

Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases

  1. Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives


Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis

  1. Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things


Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

  1. Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  2. Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  3. Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  4. Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments


Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Level 1.1: Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change

  1. Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions


Design and Implementation of Management Systems

Level 1.1: Data gathering and implementation of management systems

  1. Uses information/databases/other management systems


Client Orientation

Level 1.1:  Maintains effective client relationships

  1. Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  2. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines


Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

Level 1.1:  Gathering and disseminating information

  1. Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience


Points Obtainable (100 points)


  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration or a development related discipline.




  • 5 years of relevant administrative experience is required at the national or international level.
  • With at least 1-year experience handling procurement at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of automated procurement systems, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Previous work experience with the UN and or government an asset.











  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.







Criteria for selection process:

The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.


Recommendation Presentation of Offer

Application Requirements.

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; 
  3. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.

Financial proposals should indicate an all-inclusive amount covering professional fees, travel costs, supplies, support staff and all other related costs.

Complete and detailed TOR along with the application requirements can be accessed thru this link:


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.

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