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Sri Lanka: Procurement and Project Support Officer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

The UNOPS Office for South Asian Countries (OSAC) operates under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office. The office provides technical, operational and administrative support to the six countries- Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Maldives and Bhutan. It also provides support services to other UNOPS country offices as required. UNOPS work in this region focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure and sustainable procurement, project management, timely provision of services, and the use of most relevant technologies. Such projects provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across the country, and contribute to poverty eradication. This includes construction of schools, hospitals, water networks, urban sewerage and drainage facilities, harbours and anchorages, waste management facilities, climate change mitigation, as well as a range of “soft” support aiming at anchoring the concepts of Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience (DRR4R) and Build Back Better in government systems and capacities, as well as strengthening the overall sustainability of public infrastructure through robust operations and maintenance structures, local governance, etc.

The Procurement and Project Support Officer will work under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Support Services (HOSS) and report to the same. This is an high level position within OSAC. S/He shall provide support to the delivery of OSAC budgets and projects in the areas of finance, procurement and HR. S/He may be required to travel up to 25% of the assignment to other country offices within the OSAC.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Procurement and Project Support Officer is responsible for effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money. S/He analyzes and interprets the policies, rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement & project management. The Procurement and Project Support Officer promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Implementation of operational strategies
  2. Management of procurement processes
  3. Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
  4. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  5. Manage assigned delivery of work packages and take responsibility for progress.
  6. Provide PM backstopping support for short duration projects or as required;
  7. Any other duties assigned by supervisor

How to apply:

For further information and application details, please visit the UNOPS Global Personnel Recruitment System via UNOPS Jobs