Afrique du Sud

UNICEF recruits 01 Procurement Specialist (NOC)

UNICEF recruits 01 Procurement Specialist (NOC) « Open to South African Nationals Only »

Pretoria, South Africa
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Fixed Term Appointment – Procurement Specialist (NOC), Pretoria, South Africa, Requisition#530942, Post# 47130 – (Open to South African Nationals Only)
Job Number: 530942 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: South Africa
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, hope
Established in 1946, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we translate this commitment into practical action, focusing special efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, for the benefit of all children, everywhere. UNICEF has had a presence in South Africa since the dawn of democracy and continues to work towards improving the lives of children in the country. From its office in Pretoria, the UNICEF South Africa Country Office works with a range of partners in government, civil society, academia, the corporate sector, media and various other sectors to create a safer and healthier environment for every child. Through the support of individual, corporate and other donors, UNICEF is able to undertake its work, both globally and in South Africa. To learn more, please visit
How can you make a difference?
The Procurement Specialist supervises the procurement team and co-ordinates procurement.  Act as alternate secretary to the Contract Review Committee (CRC). Propose method of purchase LTA’s, Local Regional Procurement, Direct Orders, etc.  Liaise with Supply Division (SD) on supply related issues.  Ensure all procurement activities are compliant.  Conduct market research. Negotiate with suppliers to resolve issues, concerns, queries and disputes in the best interest of UNICEF.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations carry out procurement activities within UNICEF’s Regulations and Rules of a range of varying technical level commodities for direct shipment to UNICEF assisted programmes, sourcing markets for suitable suppliers and appraising supplier performance, and maintaining management information data base.
To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
Membership or enrolled for membership – of recognized professional audit body is an advantage.
Five years of relevant professional work experience in supply/logistics/purchasing/contracting at the national and international level.
Experience in developing and emergency countries/duty stations Experience in conducting training is an asset
Good judgement, initiative, high sense of responsibility, organizational and analytical skills.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
and Competency Framework of Building and managing partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Drive to achieve results for impact; Innovates and embraces change; manages ambiguity and complexity; thinks and acts strategically; works collaboratively with others; and natures, leads and manages people.
How to apply…
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: by 13 April 2020.
This notice will also appear on Job List, UN Jobs.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only complete applications as indicated in the VA will be reviewed.
We invite you to watch a short video on the system on how to apply: 
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Mon Apr 13 2020 17:55:00 GMT+0200 (Paris, Madrid (heure d’été))


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