Public Procurement Specialist (UKRAINE)

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 27 January 2021
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Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

The purpose of this assignment is to provide UNOPS with a high-level understanding of the status of public procurement in Ukraine, including ongoing and planned activities by the government and international partners to improve procurement capacity and practices. On that basis, the consultant will make recommendations on which areas could benefit from UNOPS expertise, identify potential collaboration areas, and help develop UNOPS programmes that address the identified needs.

Education

1. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant disciplines is required.

2. Post-graduate certifications or accredited training in public procurement is desirable.

Experience

1. At least 7 years of relevant experience, working on Public Procurement. You would have substantial experience from a government agency, a leading local or global provider of management advisory or consulting services to the public sector.

2. Experience with excellent knowledge of the public procurement system (regulations, and key stakeholders) in Ukraine is a requirement.

3. Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030 will be an advantage.

4. Experience as a World Bank, Regional Development Bank, OECD Procurement Specialist / Consultant will be an advantage.

5. Experience from developing and executing partnership and business development plans, including a recent record of project development, is desirable

Languages
Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Working knowledge of Russian is an asset.

About the Organization

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world. The organization's global headquarters is located on the UN City campus in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UNOPS implements more than $2 billion worth of peace and security, humanitarian and development projects for its partners every year, operating in more than 80 countries. Its activities have ranged from managing the construction of schools in Afghanistan, to building shelters in Haiti, to procuring ambulances to support the Ebola response in Liberia.

UNOPS is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group and works particularly closely with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and the World Bank.

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