Procurement and Logistics Manager

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StreetUN Complex, UN Avenue, Gigiri
StateNairobi County
Zip/Postal Code00200

The United Nations {UN} Multi-sectoral seeks a qualified Procurement & Logistics Manager who will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services reflecting international public procurement best practices, compliance with the mission. Procurement & Logistics Manager. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Procurement & Logistics Manger is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and effective procurement services reflecting international public procurement best practices, compliance with UN’s procurement policy, rules, regulations and procedures, ensuring appropriate risk management and obtaining the best value for money for the acquisition of goods, services and the contracting of works. He/she analyzes and interprets the respective rules and regulations and provides advice and solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The role requires a deep understanding of procurement policy and processes and the Procurement Manager should be able to apply them to the appropriate situations.The effective and successful achievement of results by the Procurement / Logistics Manager directly affects the overall efficiency of the region and specific project initiatives, in regards to procurement management, impacting the timely and effective implementation of the respective programmes and the business unit’s operations. Timely, market-aware, and accountable delivery of services, ensures business unit performance, efficiency and client satisfaction, which promote the image and credibility of the team and business unit as an effective service provider in project services and management. This enhances UN’s competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services in the given geographical area. The Procurement / Logistics Manager will work in close cooperation with the Business Units and Project Managers and report to the management on central issues related to procurement activities. S/he supervises and leads procurement personnel to deliver work results, in close cooperation with the leadership team in the given geographical area.

Functional Responsibilities
1. Leads the development and implementation of procurement and contracting strategies for goods, services and works, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Appropriate application of United Nations procurement governance framework (rules, regulations, policies and tools) in Business Unit and Project operations.
• Provision of supply-market intelligence and analysis.
• Procurement strategies, approaches and plans designed and implemented according to cost reduction and saving strategies, applying:
– Expertise in market intelligence matched to business requirements;
– Optimal Stakeholder management principles;
– Sustainability criteria;
-Appropriate work processes to individual cases.
2. Manage and guide procurement processes for the acquisition of goods, services and the construction of works for the Business Unit, focusing on achievement of the following results, in compliance with the official procurement policies, rules, regulations and procedures:
• Sustainability embedded in the procurement process.
• Appropriate procurement modalities and instruments applied (e-sourcing, procurement and Rosters of Suppliers) based on individual case requirements.
• Creation, implementation and oversight of proper monitoring and control of procurement processes in Business Unit and projects.
3. Ensure introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Creation, development and management of rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
• Ensures that the e-sourcing tools are used in accordance with PG goals and standards in this area.
4. Team Management
• Facilitate the engagement and provision of high quality results and services of the team supervised through effective recruitment, work planning, induction, coaching, and promotion.
• Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.
• Lead and motivate the procurement team, ensuring that behavioral expectations are established and performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely.
• Support on-boarding of new procurement personnel, including planning and supporting capacity development
5. Knowledge building and Knowledge sharing.
• Organize, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for Business Unit personnel on Procurement-related topics.
• Lead and conduct initiatives on capacity development and knowledge building for procurement personnel.

Key Competencies & Requirements
• Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term