Procurement and Contracting Specialist, UNDP - Kenya
Kenya (Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia, and possible relocation to Somalia when permitted )
Closing date: 07 June
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
- In-depth knowledge on development issues
- Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods (RFQ, ITB, RFP).
- Ability to introduce and implement strategic procurement, contract and sourcing strategy
- Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
- Demonstrates a complete in-depth grasp of procurement rules and practices
Management and Leadership
- Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
- Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Qualifications and Experience:
Master degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Engineering or related field.
Procurement related courses are an asset (public procurement, procurement strategy, etc)
Minimum five years of relevant experience at international level in procurement, contracts or Programme management.
Experience in crisis country an advantage.
Previous UNDP experience is preferred and an assets (knowledge of Atlas processes, Procurement certification, Prince II).
Internal candidates will be a priority.
Previous experience in Somalia is preferred.
Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) required and advance knowledge of web based management systems (PeopleSoft, SAP etc) an asset.
Fluency in English essential, Swahili, Arabic and/or Somali an asset
The Deputy Country Director (Operations),
United Nations Development Programme - Somalia,
P.O. Box 28832, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya,