28 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is looking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the position of Procurement Assistant with its Head Office in Kyiv. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.
NOTE: This is a short-term contract, expected duration of appointment/assignment is about 6 months, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
Procurement Assistant is responsible for procurement of goods and services for all Mission's Sections/Units and field offices, and works under the supervision of National Procurement Officer. More specifically the incumbent:
Support the Unit with year-end closure procedures and documentation;
Assists in purchase of goods and services and in review of Terms of Reference prepared by the Mission's Sections/Units. Prepares and issues tender documents (RfQ, RfP, ItB). Processes the administrative and financial evaluation of received offers. Finalises procurement processes with drafting of vendor contracts and submitting them for approval to the supervisor. Ensure consistent value for money spent and consistent level of service to the departments. Advises programme staff on procurement policies and procedures and ensures that all procurement actions are conducted in accordance with the OSCE rules and regulations.
Prepares Purchase Orders (PO), submits them for approval to the relevant authority and sends them to suppliers for signature. Follows up on orders with suppliers to expedite timely delivery of the goods/services ordered. Maintains contract data base, processes renewal or termination and re-tendering. Manages the Purchase Order filing system. Conducts and administers supplier evaluation reports. Conducts PO closing procedure in Oracle throughout the year and in the year-end closure procedure.
Participates in market research for new types of available services and goods. Takes initiative in identifying potential suppliers of goods and services. Contributes to the maintenance of relevant product and supplier catalogues, monitors local advertisements and identifies emerging companies and products. Maintains and updates supplier database.
Assists in drafting short and framework Contracts and Lease Agreements for SMM premises and submits them to higher authority for approval.
Performs other duties as required.
Citizenship of Ukraine;
Secondary education supplemented by formal studies or trainings and/or courses on procurement, administration or accountancy;
Minimum 4 years of working experience in the purchasing field, preferably in an international environment;
Established knowledge of procurement procedures;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Knowledge of international ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP would be an asset;
Professional fluency in the English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 988.00 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
How To Apply
For more details please visit the OSCE website employment section at http://www.osce.org/employment/. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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