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Procurement Associate, Temporary Appointment, G7 - RE-ADVERTISEMENT

1 August 2018

UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, Johannesburg, South Africa

***Those who have already applied for this position need not re-apply.***

Under the overall guidance of the International Operations Manager and direct supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Associate serves the procurement and contracting needs of the Regional Office and Country Offices in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

The Procurement Associate ensures proper and effective use of UNFPA’s and external partners’ resources in terms of the following:

  • Assisting all relevant Country Offices in defining and costing their procurement and logistics needs in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plans on a yearly basis;
  • Managing and safeguarding the integrity of the UNFPA procurement policies, procedures and practices;
  • Building capacity by advising programme staff in the country offices and external parties on all aspects of procurement and logistics management implementation and organization;
  • Representing the UNFPA in One UN working groups on procurement and Long Term Agreements, and on Government and NGO Committees that deal with procurement using UNFPA core or co-financing funds.

The Procurement Associate delivers quality services in procurement to internal and external clients; mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes, and procedures.  He/She takes a client-oriented, results-focussed approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country programme; providing support and guidance to the Country Office and UNFPA supported programmes.

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