Procurement Assistant job at United Nations Office at Nairobi

Vacancy title:
Procurement Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain ]

Jobs at:

United Nations Office at Nairobi

Deadline of this Job:
24 November 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of procurement policies, processes and procedures and of purchasing and accounting techniques. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Knowledge of financial rules and regulations and ability to research and gather information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education
• Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary courses or additional training in procurement functions is highly desirable. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 4 or equivalent certification is desirable.
• Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

Work Experience
• A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement or related area is required.
• Experience working with a Systems, Application and Products (SAP) system is required.
• Work experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.
• One (1 ) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages
• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 24 November 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 20-11-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 19-11-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 19-11-2066
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