Job Opening

Posting Title: PROCUREMENT OFFICER (Chief of Unit), P4
Job Code Title: PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 21 June 2022 - 05 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Procurement-UNSMIL-183549-F-Tripoli (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Procurement Unit in the Mission Support Service of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. The position is located in Tripoli, Libya. Tripoli is classified as a Hardship "E" duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief of Supply Chain Management.

On 29 April 2022, the Security Council, by its resolution 2629 (2022) renewed the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through 31 July 2022, by roll-over of its resolutions 2542 (2020) of 15 September 2020, 2570 (2021) of 16 April 2021 and 2599 (2021) of 30 September 2021. The Security Council, in resolution 2542 (2020), tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organisation of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighboring countries and regional organizations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to GNA-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da'esh. On 16 April 2021, the Security Council, through resolution 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL to provide support to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism including through the facilitation of confidence-building measures and the scalable and incremental deployment of UNSMIL ceasefire monitors.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Leads and directs a procurement work team; Plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and selection of
new staff and in the development of training programs;
• Serves as a senior procurement and contracting expert with responsibility for the procurement of a wide variety of supplies and services associated with complex (technically and legally) contracts and procurement activities;
• Provides technical advice on procurement activities to senior officials of substantive units during all phases of the procurement cycle.
• Analyzes and evaluates procurement request and ensures appropriateness of technical specifications; analyzes unusually complex and/or critical procurement proposals of financial or operational impact; determines appropriate strategy/approach to best serve institutional interests, and ensures implementation, including the authorization of exceptions to established rules, practices and procedures, as necessary following consultation with specialist procurement expert;
• Develops and prepares highly complex contracts for procurement of non-routine and technologically advanced commodities or long-range services, issues international tender invitations, evaluates responses to tender, and makes recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts; within delegated authority, signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, an, in cases where the amount exceeds authorized limit, prepares submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;
• Develops tactical approaches to contracts, as well as methods for their application, based on market research;
• Contributes to development of, and revisions to, institutional procurement policies and procedures, develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of goods, services, supplier capacity, etc.; develops and disseminate best practices;
• Maintains under constant examination production patterns in exporting countries, evaluates the productive capacities and performance of manufacturers to identify supply sources;
• Conducts and coordinates all phases of negotiations with all concerned parties, including the negotiation of disputes arising from contracts. This includes representing the organization in key meetings with senior officials internally and government officials, and in negotiations with senior executives of various commercial organizations for the purpose of concluding major contracts.
• Provides direction and guidance to more junior staff.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Strong theoretical background, substantive knowledge and sound understanding of internationally recognized procurement principles, standards, and practices of all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used in contracting for highly complex and technologically advanced goods and services. Knowledge of construction/renovation projects including architecture, engineering, insurance, project management and estimating or quantity surveying components. Knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex procurement and contract issues. Knowledge of quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability to identify sources of supply, market trends and pricing. Knowledge of leading-edge procurement methods and good negotiating skills, clear understanding of the best value for money principle, concept, and methodology. Ability to shape and influence agreements with requisitioning units and vendors. Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of complex and/or sensitive issues/problems. Ability to develop procurement policies, procedures, and new programmes. 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.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

A professional certification such as CIPS Level 4 or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management or supply chain management in the public or private sector with exposure to managerial responsibilities supervising staff, of which at least five (5) years should be directly related to first-hand procurement and/or contracting preferably at the international level, is required.

Experience in the use of procurement-related functions in Enterprise Resource Planning and other procurement-related and/or supply chain information management systems is required.

Experience with the planning and delivery of procurement services in complex, volatile, and conflict and post-conflict environments is required.

Experience is providing strategic procurement guidance to senior management is required.

Experience in acquisition, developing, and preparing solicitations and contracts including negotiation of disputes arising from the contracts is required.

Experience procuring construction and engineering-related services is desirable.

Experience in leading commercial negotiations for complex and high-value contracts at the international level is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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