In an effort to accelerate and promote sustainable development, UNOPS seeks motivated and qualified individuals to support its sustainable procurement programme and associated initiatives.
The Procurement Group (PG) at UNOPS leads the organization’s sustainable procurement practice and is responsible for all matters of organizational development in procurement and supply chain management. It is responsible for developing procurement strategies, policies, and processes.
PG provides authoritative guidance and procurement advice. It enables oversight and develops procurement and supply chain knowledge networks and training tools to strengthen skills in public procurement while advancing sustainable practices.
For UNOPS Procurement is not just internally focused but also an area where we provide guidance and support directly to of partners through our Advisory Services Team. This is where a number of highly-qualified UNOPS experts’ provide consulting/advisory services to Government officials and other public sector entities in developing nations on how to improve their procurement processes, identifying the issues and providing key recommendations on reforming the function.
There is a growing need for UNOPS to provide these advisory and capacity development services in the areas of and procurement & supply chain management.
This role is specifically associated with Procurement/Supply Chain Advisory Services, which resides in PG, which includes (but not exclusive to):
Support business development to our offices and be able to write compelling proposals
To be key personnel in the kick-off of any procurement advisory services project and to monitor adherence to timelines and quality of work from our roster of consultants.
Diagnostic: Be able to understand and perform Procurement Efficiency Assessments through PEAT; Rapid Procurement Assessments of the National System; Procurement audits;
Be able to support the Procurement Advisory Services Training Specialist in delivering trainings to our clients, both in content and delivery
*** Duty stations outside of Copenhagen would be considered if they meet with the business requirements
Responsible to the Advisory Services team, with direct reporting to the Senior Procurement – Supply Chain consultant, the role of the Advisory Services Specialist will be as follows:
Provide intelligence and information to support the pursuit of procurement business opportunities, including gathering any relevant information and intelligence from external media, donor websites, business/economic journals.
Carry out field missions in support and delivery of new AS engagements, in coordination with local UNOPS staff under the overall direction of the AS Lead;
Provide guidance in how to write and customize technical advisory services proposals for the various Office Countries (OC) and Regional Offices (RO);
To develop standardized methods and tools kits for procurement business development and to coordinate with other business development partners on pricing models, costing proposal writing and mission support as required;
Develop and deliver outreach material (webinars, blogs, presentations, conferences, one- on-one support, etc.) to business developers on specific topics in advisory services (e.g. pricing, specific tools, project engagement setup);
Conduct quality assurance on technical project documentation developed by the external experts
Actively participate in the identification, design and formulation of new advisory services engagements;
Collect, organize and file all Advisory Services reports resulting from completed assignments; and assist in the development of Advisory Services factsheets and presentations;
Assist in the establishment, update and management of the AS Experts Roster in coordination with HR staff and the Advisory Services Team Leads and to continue in the identification of new external experts in the most demanded fields of expertise.
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Advisory Services in procurement management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Strategic approach to procurement, accurate, thoroughly researched and documented information, timely and appropriate delivery of services and advises on Public Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
Additional Salary Information: 1 year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance and budget availability.
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environ...ments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.