Reports to: Director, BMS
Direct Reports: Procurement Specialist and Analyst
Position Status: Non-Rotational
Grade Level: D1
Closing Date: 9 June 2020 (midnight New York time)
Duration and Type of Assignment: More than a year; Fixed Term Appointment
The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is the central operations Bureau in UNDP that supports the organization in the provision of management services. Drawing on client needs, user experience, sound analytics, and a risk-informed approach, BMS provides policy, oversight, advisory and transactional services and solutions for UNDP to deliver fully integrated development solutions. In doing so, BMS keeps pace with the evolving needs and expectations of development partners and international best practice through strengthening and innovating business operations.
In line with UNDP’s Strategic Plan, BMS aims to provide effective, improved and customer-focused procurement services to clients both internal and external to UNDP. UNDP’s procurement functions lie within the Procurement Office (PO), BMS and are managed through two units – the Procurement Services Unit (PSU) and the Procurement Oversight Unit (POU). PSU is responsible for managing the procurement functions with the primary mandate of covering development and updating of procurement policy. PSU supports UNDP’s programme delivery in line with UNDP's Strategic Plan 2018-2021. POU is responsible for managing the procurement oversight functions, which include the Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP) and 5 Regional ACPs.
The Director, PO advises the BMS Director, who is also the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). The Director, Procurement Office is responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on procurement matters and for ensuring the application of best practices in public procurement. In addition, she/he is also responsible for ensuring that proper internal oversight and risk mitigation controls are in place. The Director, PO will be responsible for the digitalization and promotion of UNDP’s clustering of procurement services in the UNDP’s Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) in (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and (Copenhagen, Denmark), with support provided by Regional Hubs. The Director, PO will also be responsible for leading performance enhancements to PO’s policies, processes and practices to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement services to stakeholders.
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