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INTERN - PROCUREMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening) Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
2021年11月23日19:24   浏览:358次  

Org. Setting and Reporting

The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full-time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

This internship is within the Procurement Unit (PU) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - unescwa.org). The intern reports directly to the Procurement Officer. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the Procurement Officer.

Responsibilities

1. Provides procurement, logistical and administrative support to the Procurement Team in the acquisition of a wide variety of goods and services.

2. Assists in producing tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotation) based on the nature of requirements and cost of procurement involved.

3. Assists in preparing abstracts of offers and compiling data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and lowest costs possible under the guidance of Chief Procurement Unit.

4. Assists in monitoring status of existing requisitions; maintains contact with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services; coordinates shipment of goods/commodities/equipment to HQ and field missions; verifies receipt and inspection of deliverables and accurately reports, as and if required.

5. Assists in finalizing purchase orders and contracts for approval by the Procurement Officer.

6. Assists relevant officers in more complex, higher value purchasing operations; coordinates distribution of pertinent documents to concerned parties, ensures appropriate follow-up action, etc;

7. Maintains relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of any contractual agreements, systems contracts, etc. and informs affected users of contractual rights and obligations.

8. Researches, retrieves and presents information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply, vendors by commodity, etc., as well as obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market.

9. Drafts routine correspondence

10. Performs other duties as assigned

Competencies

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be  clients ” and seeks to see things from clients ’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients ’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients ’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

1. Applicants must:

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor  s level or equivalent); or

(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

2. Applicants must:

(a) be computer literate in standard software applications.

(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and

(c) have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA.

For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and fluency in Arabic is required.

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.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

A completed online application must include, beside the mandatory Personal History Profile, a Cover Note mentioning the following:

- Degree Programme (what are you currently studying?).

- Graduation Date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?).

- List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

- List of your top three areas of interest.

- Explanation of why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

- Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme. In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

岗位信息网址:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=167373&Lang=en-US