Yemen: Contracts Officer, NOA, FT, Sana’a, Yemen (Yemen Nationals ONLY)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone and we never give up.

For every child, an Advocate

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this post is to administer and manage procurement of services as per UNICEF rules and regulations. The candidate can make a difference by performing the following key tasks:

  • Effectively manage contracts
  • Provide technical support for preparation of supply related documents: TORs, bids, etc.
  • Ensure proper contracting processes and fulfillment
  • Draft service contracts for vendors with detailed scope of work, etc.
  • Effectively administer and manage contracts
  • For more details on the Job Profile, press CTRL + double-click this document:JD_ContractsOfficer.pdf

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • University degree in Business Administration, Management, Operations, International Economics, International Development, Supply Chain Management, Contract/Commercial Law or directly related areas of specialization including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting or a recognized qualification in procurement and contracting.
  • One (1) year of relevant professional work experience
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both oral and written is required.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    Functional Competencies (Required):

  • Following Instructions & Procedures[II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise[I]
  • Planning & Organizing [II]
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512039

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