The incumbent normally reports to the Supply Officer or Procurement Officer. In the Country Operation s/he normally reports to the Head of Office, to the Representative or the Deputy Representative (Operations) at the same level as the Programme and Administration functions. S/he directly supervises general service staff.
The Associate Procurement Officer conducts and/or supports the procurement activities in a timely and cost-effective manner in conformity with UN/UNHCR¿s procurement rules and regulations. In Bureaus and Country Operations, s/he maintains regular contact with other UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area of responsibility to facilitate all procurement activities. As and when required, the incumbent will provide procurement functional advice to other units under the respective area of responsibility (AOR) and assist in drafting (frame) agreements some of them of complex nature, and in providing inputs to the upgrade of operating systems/tools as well as on procurement policies and procedures.
The incumbent takes part in the development of effective procurement strategy, in cooperation with requesting units, leveraging sustainability, social, economic, environmental and/or climate considerations in support of SDG12.
The incumbent maintains impartial, ethical and customer-oriented relations with suppliers and Partner organizations; exchanges information with counterparts in other UN agencies, and International Organisations within the limits established by UN/UNHCR Procurements Rules and assists with joint procurement actions if, as and whenever necessary.
CLOSING DATE: 16 March 2021
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