UNDP Contract Officer Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.
UNDP Ethiopia looking for “Contract Officer”.
Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before December 02, 2023.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity. Based at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 177 countries. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.
The UNDP has published a job vacancy announcement on November 18, 2023 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Contract Officer to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
UNDP Job Vacancy 2023
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Represent UNDP in the field subcontractors, clients, national authorities, and other external parties to the project with regards to UNDP implemented Peace support programme.
- Prepare Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), Statement of Works (SoW), Contracts and other documents required for project implementation in cooperation with PSP procurement specialist and UNDP CO procurement team as needed.
- Under the direction of UNDP CO and PSP procurement specialist, conduct the pre-qualification and short-listing of bidders, preparations of bids, issuance of bids, pre-bid conference, receipt and opening of bids, bid evaluation, submission to relevant UNDP department for recommendation of award, contracts negotiations, contract finalization and issuance.
- Develops a quality assurance plan to provide a systematic method to monitor contract performance.
- Participates in the development of contract risk assessments and risk management plans, including mitigating measures, in collaboration and guidance of the Procurement Specialist
- Develop a management plan for all UNDP PSP national and international contracts including, verification of insurance and goods procured, evaluation of subcontractor’s personnel qualifications, monitoring delivery of contractual terms, certification of reports and payments, and issue of contract amendments, verification of services delivered against contractual requirements, alignment of specifications and standards.
- Provide objective oversight over various contract management processes and ensure their transparency.
- Develop and implement systems for internal control that would ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions, in collaboration with the procurement specialist and CO operations team.
- Ensure important KPI (Key performance indicators) are prepared for the contracts, to allow UNDP to properly assess the performance of the contractors.
- Make recommendations to the relevant staff for payments upon review of reports and comments from relevant PSP management.
- Monitor and analyze contract performance against agreed benchmarks and through agreed reporting mechanism. Advise PSP management on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.
- Participates in the assessment of contractor performance, including advice and action to address instances of poor performance and/or non-compliance with contractual obligations.
- Negotiate, within the terms and conditions of the contract, solutions to conflicts/problems arising in case of poor performance or non-compliance with contractual obligations.
Position in Organization:
- Job Identification: 14752
- Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Posting Date: 17/11/2023, 15:51
- Apply Before: 02/12/2023, 10:29
- Job Schedule: Full time
- Agency: UNDP
- Grade: NPSA-10
- Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
- Practice Area: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions
- Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
- Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension
- Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Finance, or related field is required, or
- A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 5 years (with master’s degree) or 7 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience at the national or international level in INGO procurement management.
- Experience in managing contracts for services and material is mandatory and managing contract in INGO, UNDP and UN agency is desirable.
- The post requires considerable experience of working under pressure and tight deadline.
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems is required.
- Fluency in English and local language is required.
How to Apply UNDP Contract Officer Jobs 2023
Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
The Closing Date: December 02, 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.