UNHCR Supply Associate Jobs in Adjumani - Uganda

UNHCR Supply Associate Jobs in Adjumani - Uganda

Organizational Context

The Supply Associate (Procurement) supports procurement activities within Headquarters.

The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other Units, Sections, Divisions at Headquarters, and UNHCR field offices, UN agencies, NGOs and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate procurement activities.

The incumbent may supervise general service staff in the office, and reports to the (Associate/Assistant) Supply Officer.

The duties of the incumbent are to support the procurement process within the specific area covered by the organisational unit while exercising efficiency in the procurement process.


  • Conduct spend analyses using historical spend data to identify trends that can be used to plan procurement activities and Frame Agreements.
  • Respond to field requests for information and advice and coordinate responses from a range of HQ units to provide a clear, consistent and timely response to the field.
  • Analyse matters relating to procurement activities, and deliver information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility.
  • Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.
  • Process requests received for procurement of assigned goods/products.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders.
  • Assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations.
  • Prepare and review proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts. - Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence.
  • Monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery. - Establish Frame Agreements for the required item or item group.
  • Identify, assess and select vendors based on their capability for delivering commodities and services.
  • Coordinate activities of vendors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Monitor performance of vendors under Frame Agreements by analysing the products and delivery performance. Maintain vendor and item master databases.
  • Prepare and review proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Participate in Committee on Contracts meetings, probe unclear issues and participate with expert procurement advice, when requested.
    Follow up on decisions or actions from the Committee.
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems.
  • Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of service requires by the organisation.

    Accountability and Authority


  • UNHCR supply chain rules and procedures are applied in a consistent, effective and transparent manner.
  • UNHCR delivers timely and quality goods and services to persons of concern.
  • UNHCR has effective partners to support supply activities within area of responsibility.


  • Allocate resources to meet demand and support the on-going operation.
  • Recommend procurement methods to meet demand in the most timely manner.
  • Award, approve and terminate local contracts in accordance with delegated authorities, as well as, relevant UNHCR regulations, rules and procedures.

    Minimum Qualification and Professional Experience Required
  • Completion of the Secondary School Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Trade, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related field;
  • Minimum 6 years of previous relevant professional job experience;
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language (as applicable in the duty station). Desirable
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP);
  • Other UN procurement and logistics training such as IAPSO and UNPD
  • Knowledge and working experience of People Soft/MSRP Supply Chain applications.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 19th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Supply Associate Jobs in Adjumani - Uganda

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