National Project Personnel (Procurement), Tbilisi, Georgia

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Georgia

City: Tbilisi, Georgia

Closing date: Tuesday, 9 February 2021


National Project Personnel (Procurement)

Job Posting: 05/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 09/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FEGEO

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Georgia-Tbilisi

Duration : 12 months (including 3 months‘ probation period)

Post Number : N/A

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The position is located at the FAO Representation in Georgia. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by the FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

The National Project Personnel (Procurement) reports to Assistant FAO Representative in Georgia. Work is performed largely autonomous, expressing initiative and independent judgment. Supervision received is focused on the quality of work outputs and is facilitating service delivery. The incumbent provides guidance and training to procurement support staff and advices clients throughout the Organization.

The National Project Personnel (Procurement) maintains a wide range of contacts with managers, staff, and suppliers inside and outside the Organization, ensuring the quality and consistency of procurement support services and the compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

Technical Focus

The National Project Personnel (Procurement) provides and coordinates day-to-day procurement operations, including specialized and complex processes and functions, ensuring consistency, timeliness and conformity with relevant rules, procedures and practices. He/ she provides procedural guidance to clients and staff across the Organization regarding procurement rules and procedures

Tasks and responsibilities

Perform operational functions relating to the procurement process, including the preparation of documents related to assigned procurement actions, issuance of tenders and purchase orders, evaluation of bids, follow-up with suppliers, attendance at tender opening panel, draft simple note to the files, amendments and/ or renewals to contracts and service orders under the guidance of the supervisor(s), applying in-depth knowledge of the procurement applications and regulations etc.;
Review purchase requisitions, orders, contracts and tenders to ensure that they are technically complete and in conformity with established FAO rules and procedures;
Ensure that procurement actions are completed in a timely manner in accordance with the relevant rules and procedures; ensure timely information on the status of procurement activities and all related issues;
Maintain and monitor database records related to procurement actions undertaken, assigned tenders, and contracts; coordinate collection of statistical information on procurement actions and ensure that information maintained in the relevant systems is accurate and updated;
Prepare, review and analyze periodic monitoring reports making recommendations and taking action as instructed;
Participate in meetings with suppliers;
Act as the Contracts Unit focal point for GRMS, UNGM and Intend;
Review with the supervisor problems and discrepancies related to assigned actions and make recommendations to improve purchasing systems and procedures;
Perform other duties as required.

Impact of work

The incumbent’s work impacts on the quality, timeliness and efficiency of FAO’s procurement operations. He/she plays a lead role in the coordination and provision of the procurement support services for the successful achievement of the Department/Office’s mandate


Minimum Requirements

University Education (Bachelor’s degree in business administration or other related areas)

Five years of experience in procurement support work

Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Georgian

Very good knowledge of the MS Office package, Internet and office technology equipment

National of Georgia

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Tags continuous improvement fisheries food security knowledge sharing natural resources procurement project personnel support services



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Thorough knowledge of the procurement regulations and procedures of any public or international entity or organization.

Good knowledge of the International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) and their application

Thorough knowledge of the ERP Procurement Module and ability to guide, direct and advise colleagues on its use and applications


Thorough knowledge of UN system procurement regulations, policies and procedures

Certification on procurement delivered from an internationally recognized institution is an asset.

Extensive knowledge and experience in iMIS reporting and monitoring tools

Thorough knowledge of FAO’s administrative policies and procedures

Working knowledge of Russian

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated against this VA Minimum Requirements and Technical/Functional Skills.


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Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

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