Contracts Officer - Tenders Global

Contracts Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

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UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to participate in the struggle to meet the challenges ahead. Together, we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

Join our wonderful team to ensure effective and efficient planning, development, and execution of procurement strategies, improve the operational efficiency in the contract implementation and management, monitoring suppliers’ performance, conduct market research and establish local LTAs for the regular procured kits and services.
The tasks include: 

  • Ensures all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, SD Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.
  • Works closely with programmes and partners on project/TOR design, work plan and coordination, issues of long-term forecasting of procurement plan and funding availability.
  • Ensure and coordinated planning of procurement and demand of the required supplies and services, including coordination on LPA if it is required.
  • Review the requirements for supplies and services, such as specification, TOR, evaluation criteria, pricing structure, taxation and appropriateness of supply requests (PR and SO). Ensure terms and conditions are well understood by bidders / proposers. To take preventative measure to secure value for money, efficiency and timely completion of the project.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor’s) is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two (02) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
  • Fluency in English and/or French is required.

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