Procurement and Logistics Associate до UNFPA, Фонду ООН у галузі народонаселення в Україні
In accordance with the organizational mandate and national development priorities of Ukraine, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, implements a country programme of technical assistance to Ukraine for 2018-2022. With its 3rd Country Programme UNFPA Ukraine makes a strong focus on investing in the abilities of young people, especially young women and girls, to make responsible choices about their lives and contributing to the legal and social adoption of more equitable gender norms, including the right to live free from stereotypes, coercion and violence.
Under the guidance of International Operations Manager and in close collaboration with Operations Manager, Procurement and Logistic Associate provides procurement and logistic support to the office. S/he is responsible for execution and coordination of procurement activities.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts procurement activities and logistical coordination on behalf of the COs;
Prepares Requests for Quotations (RFQs), Invitation to Bids (ITBs)/Request for Proposals (RFPs). Responds to all request for bid clarifications from the prospective bidder while ensuring transparency of the process, evaluates bids received and reviews recommendations from the technical panel and financial panel ensuring that the evaluation process is performed consistent with the requirement specified in the bid, prepares Contracts Review Committee (CRC) submissions whenever applicable and/or negotiations with suppliers to ensure that the most cost effective proposals are selected;
Consults with requestors on specifications, advises on the best processes and initiates purchase procedures;
Conducts market research to identify potential suppliers for goods and services to be procured;
Analyzes requisitions; communicates with CO programme team to ensure correctness of the data entered into the Atlas system, clarity of the specifications, appropriateness of the products, quantities, delivery requirements and dates;
Processes, issues and manages Purchase Orders using the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system of UNFPA after ensuring completeness of the requests to reflect vital details and confirming that the most cost effective proposals are selected, communicated and followed up with the customers;
Issues POs in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Procurement Service Branch;
Provide logistic support for delivery of goods and services as stipulated in the Purchases Orders; liaises with the suppliers;
Review logistics documentation ensuring that all necessary documents are properly prepared;
Ensure timely distribution of shipping documents and related documents to local service providers (custom broker, shipping agents, warehouse service providers);
Ensure timely delivery and proper transfer of products to the recipient;
Monitors and evaluates the performance of suppliers with respect to on-time delivery, communication, quality and commercial acceptability;
Ensures that all correspondence and documents related to procurement activities are properly filed in the designated e-filing system. Maintains and monitors the development of all procurement cases using electronic sheets;
Maintains the services of joint LTAs;
Supervises Procurement team;
Follows up on the execution of procurement plan by Programme team;
Work with other UN organizations to establish Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) on joint procurement.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in procurement, logistics, finance, economics, management or other related field.
6 years of relevant experience, preferably in procurement, logistics, administration/office management, finance
Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems
Proficiency in use of spreadsheets, word processing and computerized accounting systems is an asset
Experience in projects funded by international donors is highly desirable.
Fluency in Ukrainian, English languages.
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
Embracing cultural diversity,
Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
Thinking analytically and strategically,
Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
Managing the organization’s financial resources
Providing procurement services
Ensuring facilities and assets management
Providing logistical support (knowledge of INCOTERMS-2010 is desirable)
Managing documents, correspondence and reports
Managing information and work flow
Planning, organizing and multitasking
Supporting financial data analysis
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.
Please APPLY for this position via the link before 13 June 2023