PROCUREMENT OFFICER (2074, REV.*)

16 October 2021
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: 2074, REV.*
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 26 November 2020 Recruitment Completed
POST

Procurement Officer
GRADE

P4
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Fixed-term - 2 years
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Procurement Section
Governance Services Department
WMO is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. The statutory retirement age after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, Legal Counsel and Administration (LCA), Governance Services (GS) Department, and within delegated authority, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the following duties:

(a) Serves as a senior procurement and contracting expert with responsibility for the world-wide procurement of a wide variety of supplies and services associated with highly complex (technically and legally) contracts and procurement activities;

(b) Provides technical advice on procurement activities to Technical Departments of WMO during all phases of the procurement cycle;

(c) Analyzes and evaluates procurement requests and ensures appropriateness of technical specifications;

(d) Develops and prepares highly complex contracts for procurement of non-routine and technologically advanced commodities or long-range services; issues international tender invitations; evaluates responses to tender, and makes recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts; signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in cases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepares submissions to the relevant bodies for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;

(e) Develops new tactical approaches to contracts, as well as new methods for their application, based on market research;

(f) Contributes to development of institutional procurement policies and procedures; develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of goods, services, supplier capacity, etc.;

(g) Maintains under constant examination production patterns in exporting countries; evaluates the productive capacities and performance of manufacturers to identify supply sources;

(h) Establishes approaches for negotiations and conducts or coordinates all phases of negotiations with all concerned parties, including the negotiation of disputes arising from contracts;

(i) Provides direction and guidance to more junior staff;

(j) Carries out other relevant duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, public administration, marketing, commerce, engineering, law or a related field.

Experience
A minimum of eight years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration or related area.

Other requirements
Excellent coordination, negotiation and persuasion techniques.
Maturity of judgment, sense of responsibility, initiative, ability to plan, organize and direct all aspect of procurement work. Ability to propose solutions to unusual procurement problems. Knowledge of automated procurement systems as well as of Microsoft Office applications. Good proven ability to draft documents and reports. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.


Languages
Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
The Secretary-General may appoint a candidate at a grade below the advertised grade of the post, with the possibility of promotion to that grade within three years of appointment, subject to satisfactory appraisal of performance.
Possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds and pending satisfactory performance after an initial probationary period of one year which can be extended up to a maximum of two years.
SALARY AND ALLOWANCES

Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$ 74913

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 60680 (in addition to the net base salary)

Additional Information:
THIS IS A RE-ISSUED VACANCY NOTICE. CANDIDATES WHO HAVE APPLIED TO VN 2074 HAVE BEEN DULY CONSIDERED AND DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY.
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 12 November 2020

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