Procurement Intern - Supply Chain Risk

  • Internship, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 August 2019

Job Description

Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark

Application deadline: 18th of September 2019

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS Procurement Group (PG) leads the strategic approach for all procurement and supply chain activities. Procurement Group’s mission is to provide procurement excellence across UNOPS that facilitates efficient and sustainable procurement delivery, enabling the success of our partners and clients. Through a consistent focus on the development of core product categories and long-term agreements with suppliers, the transfer of knowledge through training, policy manuals, best practices, and tools, UNOPS PG ensures that it supplies value, delivers results and changes lives.

To support the integration of sustainability into UNOPS procurement processes, PG includes a small team of experts who support the business to do just that. The team works across the business to continuously enhance and improve how sustainability is integrated into procurement policy, training, guidelines, templates, and tools with the ultimate goal to make sustainable procurement the default modality at UNOPS. The sustainability team also manages several innovation programs related to the sustainable development of local markets as well as supply chain compliance and risk management on which this internship will focus.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Supply Chain Risk Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a variety of tasks, with a particular focus alongside the Supply Chain Risk Officer supporting the implementation of UNOPS new due diligence program DRiVE - Delivering Responsibility in Vendor Engagement

The DRiVE program works to ensure that UNOPS vendors operate responsibly and in accordance with high standards of integrity, especially with regards to human rights, labor rights, ethical conduct, sexual exploitation and abuse, health and safety and environmental responsibility. This is done through a vendor self-assessment questionnaire, site inspections and the development of corrective action plans.

While previous experience is not required, the ideal candidate will be familiar with the concepts of sustainability and/or human rights and business. Working knowledge of procurement /supply chain and previous experience with data analysis will be considered an asset.

Some of the specific tasks for which the intern may be involved with include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Analysis: Assist in the collation, verification, analysis of supplier data collected from the DRiVE program.
  • Reporting and Communications: Assist with the development of dashboards, reports and key conclusions from the analysis of supplier data. Support the development of regular communications for internal and external audiences on the progress of the DRiVE program.
  • Research and analysis: Support research projects (i.e. data collection, market research), including on new and innovative trends in the area of supply chain risk, sustainability or other related fields. Coordination support: Support the Supply Chain Risk Officer with the coordination of a variety of workshops, missions and meetings with internal and external partners. Support training events/initiatives including set up, logistics and implementation.
  • Other: Performing other related duties within the Sustainable Procurement Team and Procurement Group as required.


About the Organization

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace-building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach mean that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

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