Procurement Assistant, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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

Country: Uzbekistan

City: Tashkent

Office: FAO Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 February 2023


Procurement Assistant

Job Posting: 18/Jan/2023

Closure Date: 01/Feb/2023, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FEUZB

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Uzbekistan-Tashkent

Duration : 6-11 months

Post Number : N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values

FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

FAO Uzbekistan has been established in Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with memorandum agreement between Government and FAO and successfully assisting Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan by implementing joint programs with Government organization in almost ten years as of now. FAO Uzbekistan office is in need of Procurement Assistant position in Administrative Unit to assist in procurement of FAO projects.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAOR Uzbekistan and direct supervision for Assistant FAO Representative (AFAOR) for Uzbekistan, in close collaboration with technical experts and project personnel (national and international consultants and counterparts)

Technical Focus

Position holder is intended to assist FAO Procurement Team on implementing all procurement assignments in accordance with FAO Procurement policies and procedures.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the FAOR Uzbekistan and direct supervision for Assistant FAO Representative (AFAOR) for Uzbekistan, in close collaboration with technical experts and project personnel (national and international consultants and counterparts), the Procurement Assistant will:

Assist in the full range of procurement processes (goods and services), including development of solicitation documents, communication with requestors and suppliers/service providers;
Assist in regular monitoring of the procurement plan, to ensure timely procurement and delivery of the goods and services to the requestors;
Initiate the establishment of purchase orders, and closely monitors the purchasing to delivery (end-to-end) process, whilst keeping the clients updated on the process;
Effective communication with SEC and LTO;
Assist in the implementation of project’s procurement activities according to the approved workplan;
Assist to carry out market surveys and expressions of interest, identify potential vendors and prepare tender;
In close consultation with AFAOR undertake a preliminary review of bids received and forward bids together with the commercial evaluation to the requester for review and technical evaluation; draft recommendation to award and submission to Procurement Committee (LPC - SEC) based on results of technical evaluation and commercial evaluation;
Ensure all procurement actions are up to date in and properly filed; provide status reports on pending matters and respond to queries from vendors or internal requesters and ascertain that all relevant approvals and clearances have been obtained and prepare contractual instruments and amendments using appropriate standard models;
Plan procurement actions in line with submitted quality requests;
Filing and keeping up to date records of all procurement related incoming and outgoing correspondence, ensure confidentiality;
Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in economics, finance, business administration, procurement and or supply related fields

5 years of relevant experience in procurement, supply and other similar fields.

Working knowledge of English, Russian and Uzbek

National or Resident of Uzbekistan

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


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Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

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Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

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Incomplete applications will not be considered

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