Procurement Assistant

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Procurement Assistant

  • Post Date:May 5, 2021
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Host Entity: UNDP
Country: Zimbabwe
Duty Station: Harare (ZWE)
Language Skills: English
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: 6 months
Application Deadline: 07 May 2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Micro Purchasing

  • Engage units on specifications of requirements.
  • Launch procurement enquiries with local suppliers.
  • Prepare evaluation reports.
  • Submit for review and approval.
  • Inform suppliers of placed orders.
  • Follow up on pending deliveries.
  • Update clients on status of requests.

Contract Management

  • Update existing contract register.
  • Follow up with service providers on delivery timelines.
  • Note any challenges, constraints, and modifications to timelines.
  • Update program colleagues.

Rosters Update

  • Launch an expression of interest for local suppliers in identified categories
  • Receive and evaluate prospective suppliers’ submissions.
  • Update the country office rosters.
  • Submit the rosters for approval by country office management.

Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


Required degree level:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:

  • A University Degree/Secondary Education with specialized training in Procurement and supply chain management.
  • CIPS certification of at least level 2 is desirable.

Required experience:

  • 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in procurement management.
  • CIPS certification of at least level 2 is desirable.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise:

  • Procurement and contracting, Logistics and supply management

Area of expertise details:

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web-based management sys-tems.
  • Knowledge of UN financial and procurement processes is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with the UN or other international development organization and knowledge of Atlas is highly desirable.

Driving license:

  • No

Competencies values:

  • Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

  • Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at

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  • Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 7th May 2021