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Published on November 11, 2020

Procurement Specialist - Infrastructure

Limit: November 25, 2020

a.     In infrastructure projects, ensure the implementation of acquisition strategies, focusing on achieving the following results:

Full compliance of procurement activities with current UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies for the elaboration of an effective and adequate internal control design and the operation of a customer-oriented procurement system.
b.   Support in planning and procurement systems for infrastructure projects, focusing on achieving the following results:

Collaborate with Project Team in preparing procurement plans, setting deadlines, and monitoring their implementation;
Prepare with the Project team the stage plans for each acquisition process required in the project;
c.    Support procurement processes and implementation strategies of the project, focusing on achieving the following results:

Define with the requesting entities the best way to supply goods, works and services, including the contracting terms for each stage;
Review requests for integration and adaptation of technical specifications;
d.   Support in bidding and awarding processes of the project, focusing on achieving the following results:

Preparation of exemptions to competitive bidding processes, ensuring that the justification and complete and adequate documentation are provided for review and approval by the corresponding Procurement Committee;
Preparation of short lists of suitable contractors / suppliers for the approval of the designated official;
e.     Provide efficient support to contract administration, focusing on achieving the following result:

Preparation of contracts, amendments, and necessary modifications that guarantee compliance with UNOPS manuals, requesting their review by the competent unit;
Monitoring the signing of contracts or purchase orders of contractors;

f.     Support the review and preparation of studies and / or execution of the projects, focusing on achieving the following results:Prepare reports related to pre-investment studies, technical files, terms of reference, technical opinions and others related to the execution of the project, considering international standards and UNOPS regulations;
Prepare and / or review the studies, study and works liquidations, progress and valuation reports, among other products related to the reception of products, the control and liquidation of infrastructure projects;
g.     Provide support for knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achieving the following results:Maintaining a database of contracting regulations and tools, the list of the best providers, contractors and service providers, activities and statistics, and dissemination of information;
Commissioning / improvement and maintenance of a database of project suppliers;

To access the full list of roles and responsibilities, please download the terms of references attached to the announcement. 



Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Procurement or related sciences is required.
Master’s Degree in Engineering, Procurement or related sciences will be considered an asset and may substitute some years of experience.
Professional certification and / or postgraduate studies in procurement is an asset.
Certification in procurement (example CIPS - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain) is a valued asset.



Experience of seven  (7) years (or 5 with a Master degree) in vertical infrastructure procurement processes, in the public sector and/or international organizations.
Experience in rule of law infrastructure is an asset.
Experience in FIDIC contracts is an asset.
Experience in development and / or supervision of infrastructure projects is an asset.


Fluency in English is required.
Fluency in  Spanish is an asset.
Knowledge of Dutch / Papiamento is an asset


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