Procurement and Contracting Specialist, UNDP - Kenya

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Location: Kenya (Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia, and possible relocation to Somalia when permitted )

Closing date: 07 June

Competencies and Critical Success Factors

  • Corporate Competencies:

    - 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

  • Functional Competencies:

    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

    Vacancies Contact

    The Deputy Country Director (Operations),
    United Nations Development Programme - Somalia,
    P.O. Box 28832, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya,
    E-mail: [email protected]

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