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UNDP has been supporting the Nepalese people in their struggle against poverty since it opened an in-country office in 1963. Much of this support has gone to building up the capacity of government agencies, civil society and community groups to fight poverty, and to bringing these groups and Nepal’s development partners together to design and implement successful projects to contribute to the achievement of Nepal’s development objectives.
In parallel to the roll-out of its new Country Programme, 2018-2022, UNDP Nepal has recently organized internally and moving towards strategically repositioning UNDP’s contributions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and collaboration with national development partners. Nepal is transforming itself in a federal state as per its new Constitution which has implications for how UNDP engages with national and sub-national authorities. Meanwhile, Nepal’s GNI continues to grow, making graduation from LDC status a scenario for which UNDP needs to begin planning and adapting to different models of development cooperation.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Procurement Associate heads the Procurement Unit and provides leadership in execution of procurement services in CO ensuring their effectiveness, transparency and integrity. The Procurement Associate promotes a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach in the Unit.
The Procurement Associate supervises and leads the staff of the Procurement Unit. The Procurement Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, Regional Bureau and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex procurement-related issues and information delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
Core Competencies- Level 2: Supervisor / Associate / Analyst
Adapt with Agility
Act with Determination
Engage and Partner
Enable Diversity and Inclusion
Business Acumen and Commercial Thinking
Effective Decision Making
Negotiation and Influence
Supplier / Relationship Management
People Management Competencies
Show Managerial Courage
Demonstrate Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
Motivate and Direct
Build an Enabling workplace
Manage Performance and Ensure Accountability
Lead with Humility
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