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Procurement Assistant – GS5 (Advertised On behalf of UNWOMEN)

United Nations Development Programme

Job title: Procurement Assistant – GS5 (Advertised On behalf of UNWOMEN)

Company: United Nations Development Programme

Job description: 1.Implement sustainable procurement strategies and policies aligned with principles of fairness, integrity and transparency to achieve best value for money

  • Ensure full compliance of procurement activities with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Provide inputs to mapping BU procurement business processes in consultation with direct supervisor and office management.

2. Provide administrative and coordination support to procurement strategies in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies:

  • Research and draft responses to enquiries for clearance by the Representative.
  • Provide inputs to the implementation of procurement management policies and strategies on cost saving and reduction;
  • Implement procurement management policies and strategies;
  • Contribute to the development of sourcing strategies.

3. Coordinate procurement processes for the Bolivia CO:

  • Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for programmes/projects;
  • Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and projects equipment, supplies and services, as necessary;
  • Prepare Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bids (ITBs) or Request for Proposals (RFPs) documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, as necessary;
  • Perform Buyer role in Quantum System, prepare/close Purchase Orders (POs) and contracts in and outside Quantum system;
  • Prepare submissions to the Procurement Review Committee (PRC), as necessary.

4. Coordinate contract management processes for the Bolivia CO:

  • Provide administrative support to contract management processes; maintain databases;
  • Develop and update the rosters of suppliers;
  • Maintain filing system.

5. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

  • Participate in trainings for the operations/projects staff;
  • Provide support to the synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices.

6. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.CompetenciesCore Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of procurement processes, systems, administrative rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge in the use of spreadsheets and database packages;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work;
  • Good IT and web based management skills.

Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and Certification:

  • Completion of secondary education is required.
  • Procurement Certification from an internationally recognized educational institute; or a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration or related field is an asset;
  • Willingness to take UN Women internal procurement certifications is required.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, administration or related experience;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) is required;
  • Experience in the use of a modern web-based ERP System, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirable.


  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, or Russian).

Note:In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.Inclusion Statement:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

Expected salary:

Location: La Paz

Job posting date: Sat, 22 Jun 2024 02:23:41 GMT

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