Procurement Assistant, Cyprus
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Office: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme in
Closing date: Saturday, 13 August 2022
Job Identification : 5038
Locations : Cyprus
Posting Date : 07/29/2022, 03:04 PM
Apply Before : 08/13/2022, 03:59 AM
Degree Level : Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Job Schedule : Full time
Agency : UNDP
Grade : NB2
Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area : Inclusive Growth
Bureau : Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
Contract Duration : 1 Year
Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree - 2 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 5 year(s) experience
Required Languages : English and Greek
Mobility required/no mobility
no mobility required
Job Category : Administration/Operations/Support
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP in Cyprus works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building process by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus. UNDP works in support of different bi-communal Technical Committees in the implementation of their confidence building measures. Our main partners are: The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH), the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) and the Technical Committee on Crossings (TCC). Through cultural heritage conservation projects, community engagement initiatives and large infrastructure and urban upgrading projects we aim to support both political peace-making and practical confidence building processes. More recently UNDP will establish a new mechanism, namely the "Local Infrastructure Facility" (LIF) to coordinate and support the implementation of EU funded infrastructure projects in the northern part of Cyprus.
The LIF will help identify, screen, mature, prepare for tender, and implement local infrastructure investments, targeting the funding on competitive basis to ensure best value for money and providing support also to those communities with a lower technical and administrative capacity. This will in turn result in a greater positive impact on the standard of living of local populations and increase the visibility of EU interventions in the priority areas. Moreover, synergies with the UNDP Cyprus will be established, in particular for the visibility and communication aspects. The project is funded by the European Union.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supports procurement processes for projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
Serve as Procurement Focal Point of the project(s).
Preparation and update of procurement plans.
Conducting market research upon need.
Organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs, ITPs, or RFPs documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their preliminary evaluation and acting as secretary for evaluation panels.
Provision of inputs for supplier selection and evaluation criteria, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
Preparation of tender evaluation reports.
Submission of cases to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
Buyer profile in Atlas and use of e-tendering/e-procurement modules.
Preparation of contracts, vendors and purchase orders (POs).
Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
Monitoring of project procurement contracts including output based individual contracts.
Maintenance of the hardcopy and electronic filing system in the procurement unit. Proper control of the supporting documents and maintain centralized filing system for procurement documents including tenders, reports, bid securities, contracts and purchase orders.
Handling of local shopping / micro-canvas processes.
Ensures proper control of project assets, participation to physical verification if appointed and transfer of assets to the beneficiaries/grantees.
Handling of transportation and import/export formalities of goods ordered for the project(s).
Other duties as required.
Supports implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
Provision of inputs to the office procurement business processes mapping and elaboration of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
Other duties as required.
Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the office focusing on achievement of the following results:
Participation in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on procurement.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice on procurement
Participation in the office committees.
The Procurement Assistant will be based at the UNDP Cyprus Office in Nicosia. S/he will be reporting, under the supervision of the UNDP Cyprus Operations Manager.
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:
Procurement - Data analysis: Ability to extract, analyse and visualize procurement data to form meaningful insights and aid effective business decision making
Procurement - Data management: Knowledge of processing, storing, and validating procurement data
Procurement - Procurement Management: The ability to acquire goods, services or works from an outside external source
Procurement - Sourcing: Ability to find, evaluate and engage suppliers of goods and services
Procurement - Supplier/relationship Management: Knowledge of supplier management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations
Ethics - Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Analyse and eliminate or mitigate potential and actual conflicts of interest disclosed in the annual financial disclosure programme
Audit & Investigation -Investigation: Procurement concepts, processes, and management Knowledge of procurement processes and management
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Public Administration, Social Sciences or equivalent would be desired, but it is not a requirement.
Minimum 5 years (with Secondary education) or 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant administrative or procurement experience at the national or international level.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section:
Previous work experience in UNDP is an asset
Working knowledge in English.
Fluency in Greek.
Certification on procurement is an asset.
Nationals or permanent residents in Cyprus are eligible.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
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