Org. Setting and Reporting Responsibilities
Manage in collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders contract amendment or extension.
Monitor and track the state of all contracts and initiate and perform contract administration actions to prevent occurrence of contractual or operational risks.
Prepare periodic reports on state of all contracts as well as pertinent issues, actions, risks, etc. that may arise during the contract administration phase.
Closely collaborate with procurement team as well as clients on strategizing acquisition exercises.
Identify, memorialize, and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt from administering a contract.
Manage a proper contract closure, record retention, maintenance of the contract file, and handling security instruments (e.g. Performance Security),
Assist in resolution of contractual dispute in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Ensure maintenance of relevant proper record retention (electronic, hardcopy or both) pertinent to a contract, internal databases, and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations.
Establish performance indicators in relation to Contract Administration.
Ensure that the Section maintains complete and accurate electronic and hard copy records to ensure proper accountability.
Coordinate with all stakeholders in preparing for internal and external audit exercises.
Drafts a variety of correspondence relevant to contract administration.
Supervises and assigns and reviews the work of more junior staff.
Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Supplementary courses or additional training in procurement functions is desirable.
Job - Specific Qualification
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 4 or equivalent certification is required.
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, administration, supply chain management and/ or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced by two years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.
At least three (3) years demonstrated experience which involves administration of procurement related contracts that supports the needs of multiple organizations such as UN Entities; such experience shall include data analysis and preparing report on various contract administration matrices, is required.
At least one year demonstrated experience in participating in collaborative procurement working group or similar network which involves multiple organizations such as UN Entities is desirable.
Experience working with a Systems, Application and Products (SAP) system or another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.
One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.
NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of" equals a rating of " confident" in two of the four areas.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice United Nations Considerations No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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