Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Procurement Associate provides leadership in execution of procurement services in CO ensuring their effectiveness, transparency and integrity. The Procurement Associate promotes a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach in the Unit.
The Procurement Associate supervises and leads the support staff of the Procurement Unit, works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex procurement-related issues and information delivery.
The Procurement Associate knows and understands the country office development program and acts as an advisor to the programme unit in the proper execution of the procurement plans.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Administration and implementation of operational strategies
Organization of procurement processes
Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
Control of CO Assets
Organization of logistical services
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing