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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program...
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    Procurement Officer


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of internationally recognized procurement standards and of all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for a diverse range of goods and services; Good working knowledge of INCOTERMS and international business practices; knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex contract issues; knowledge of quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply, market trends and pricing; ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning units and vendors; ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management; ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


    • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in supply chain management, procurement, business administration, commerce, engineering, law or related fields is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree..

    Job - Specific Qualification

    • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 4 or equivalent professional certification is required. Please attach a copy of your CIPS Level 4 certificate or a copy of your equivalent professional certification.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management or related area is required.
    • At least three (3) years of direct first hand work in procurement is required out of which one year (1) or more must involve recent direct experience in procuring design and construction related services such as Renovations, New Build or Road Construction/Maintenance.
    • Experience in managing large procurement cases for goods and services in a large international organization is desirable.
    • Experience in procurement of building facilities and infrastructure related services is desirable.
    • One (1) year experience supervising a procurement team is desirable.
    • Experience working with a Systems Application and Products (SAP) system or another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.
    • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on to apply

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