Post Title: Procurement Assistant
Office: Department of Administration, Finance and Human Resources
Supervisor: Expert, Human Resources and Administration
Duty Station: OACPS Secretariat, Belgium
Posting period: 10 September 2021 to 30 October 2021
Post Number: ACP/41/066/21/AFHR/HR/CNA
No. of Vacancies: 1
Under the overall supervision of the Expert - Human Resources and Administration, the Procurement Assistant will provide procurement, logistical, and administrative support to the OACPS Secretariat in the acquisition of a wide variety of goods and services. The incumbent has responsibility for the management of the daily procurement activities, from requesting to delivering goods, works, and services.
In the performance of his/her duties, the Procurement Assistant ensures that his/her work is of a consistently high quality and promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with OACPS Rules and Regulations.
Functions/Key Results Expected
1. Support in the procurement of supplies, services, and works; and contract management focusing on the achievement of the following results:
2. Support in the management of the OACPS Secretariat’s assets focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3. Management of the procurement system focusing on the achievement of the following results:
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary courses or additional training in procurement functions is highly desirable. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level 4 or equivalent professional certification is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of European procurement legislation.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively, responsible experience in procurement or a related area, of which at least the last two (2) years should be direct, first-hand procurement experience, preferably using European Union procurement procedures.
Good command of English or French or Portuguese or Spanish. A good working knowledge of at least one of the other three languages would be an added advantage.
Candidates are subject to local recruitment. In accordance with the Employment Regulations of the OACPS Secretariat, candidates must have the legal right to live and work in Belgium.
OACPS staff members are subject to the authority of and duties assigned by the Secretary‑General and will discharge their functions under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
All employment decisions are made based on the suitability of the candidate and the needs of the OACPS.
The appointment to this position is for an initial period of one (1) year and renewal thereof is subject to the needs of the OACPS and the availability of the post or funds.
Applications for this post must be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and must reach the Secretariat by midnight on the deadline date.
Applications must be accompanied by an updated curriculum vitae completed in the following format: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose. Applications in another format will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further evaluation. Applicants must provide copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates, and any other document attesting to their competence and professional experience.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and those under serious consideration will be subject to reference checks.
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