UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women’s presence in the Republic of Moldova has evolved from being a project-based office in 2007 to a Country Office with full delegated authority as of 2015. Currently, UN Women Moldova Country Office is in its final stage of implementing its Strategic Note (SN) for 2014-2017 and a new Strategic Note has been developed for the upcoming five year period 2018-2022, which is aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022 and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women. Under its current and upcoming SN, UN Women cooperates closely with the government, civil society, academia, private sector and the media to advance social, economic and political rights and opportunities for women and girls, placing special focus on those from marginalized, excluded and under-represented groups. These include rural women, Romani women, women with disabilities, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence, women migrants, elderly women and others. UN Women’s operation in Moldova focuses on bringing about concrete change in the lives of women and the society towards the long-term impact of achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country. Specifically, the SN 2018-2022 will advance progress under the following three outcome areas:
Outcome 1: More women from diverse groups fully participate and lead in governance processes and institutions;
Outcome 2: Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy;
Outcome 3: Public authorities, institutions and communities prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services.
Towards these Outcomes, UN Women works with variety of national and international partners to challenge gender-based stereotypes and towards the creation of an environment, whereby women act as key agents of change towards greater equality and development, in partnership with men and boys.
Within this context, UN Women is recruiting a Procurement Associate who will support the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Procurement Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Procurement Specialist in Headquarters and the daily supervision of the Operations Manager, the Procurement Assistant supports the execution of transparent and efficient procurement services and processes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. She/he also works in collaboration with programme and operations staff to successfully deliver procurement services.
The Procurement Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations Team of the Moldova CO as well as with the programme and project teams in UN Women in Moldova and in the region for solving complex procurement -related issues and information delivery.
The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UN Women programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
1. Implement procurement strategies in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies:
2. Coordinate procurement processes for the Country Office:
3. Logistical and General Administration support:
4. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the management of the CO.
Key Performance Indicators:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in procurement and administration and success in implementation of operations strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of information, well organized transparent administration and procurement processes ensure client satisfaction and timely delivery of UN Women programmes/projects. The information provided facilitates decision making of the management.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.
This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted on line and include fully completed UN Women Personal History Form as attachment instead of CV/resume, with the mark “Procurement Associate /UN Women Vacancy” by 02 October 2017, COB.
Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
|Closing date:||October 2, 2017|