UNOPS Procurement Officer Job

Procurement Officer Job, Current Procurement Jobs In Kenya,

Summary of key results: 

  • Implementation of operational procurement strategies
  • Management of procurement processes
  • Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools

Key Responsibilities

Team Management 

  • Facilitation of knowledge-building and knowledge sharing
  • Implements key aspects of operational procurement strategies focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Full compliance of assigned procurement activities with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies, and strategies; implementation of effective internal control, proper design, and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system. 
  • Implementation of, or support to, the different steps of the procurement processes, including Pre-Purchasing: Strategy and Planning; Requirements Definition; Sourcing; Purchasing: Solicitation; Management of Submissions; Evaluation; Review and Award; Post Purchasing: Contract finalization and issuance; Logistics; and Contract Management.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to procurement processes of the Business Unit, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Timely and duly prepared elements of procurement plans and monitoring of their implementation
  • Guidelines followed on embedding sustainability along the procurement process.
  • Organization of RFQ, ITB, or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids, or proposals, their evaluation, and negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulations. 
  • Preparation of submissions to the Contract and Property Committees (CPCs). 
  • Monitoring of contractor performance and certification of completed work for compliance with contractual terms and payment.
  • Advice, remedial actions, or solutions to Project Managers on procurement issues.
  • Drafting of Long Term Agreements (LTAs) and/or service contracts and other instruments, when necessary, either through standard or emergency procurement procedures. 
  • Implementation  of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Development and management of the rosters of suppliers. 
  • Utilization of sourcing module by UNOPS Procurement Group’s goals and standards in this area. 

Team Management:

  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high-quality results and services of the team supervised through effective work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development.
  • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.

Knowledge Sharing:

  • Organize, facilitate, and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for personnel on Procurement-related topics.
  • Contribute to Procurement knowledge networks and communities of practice by providing a collaborative synthesis of lessons learned and dissemination of best practices in human resources management.  
  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize them productively.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferably in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field is required.
  • A master’s degree in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management or a related field is an asset.
  • Certification from the Chartered Institute of Supply and Management (CIPS) or similar international Certification is an asset


  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in Procurement  and/or Supply Chain Management is required
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders in developing countries is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of Google Suite packages is desirable
  • Knowledge of UNOPS Procurement Rules and Regulations is a distinct advantage.


  • Full working knowledge of English is required. 
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset


  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. 
  • Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast-paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise, and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

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