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Procurement Assistant New Job Vacancy Pretoria at UNICEF South Africa April, 2020

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Position: Procurement Assistant (GS-5), Pretoria, South Africa
Fixed Term Appointment - Procurement Assistant (GS-5), Pretoria, South Africa, Requisition # 531164, Post# 18710 - (Open to South African Nationals Only)
Job Number: 531164
Locations: Africa: South Africa
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.

For every child, hope
Established in 1946, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we translate this commitment into practical action, focusing special efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, for the benefit of all children, everywhere. UNICEF has had a presence in South Africa since the dawn of democracy and continues to work towards improving the lives of children in the country. From its office in Pretoria, the UNICEF South Africa Country Office works with a range of partners in government, civil society, academia, the corporate sector, media and various other sectors to create a safer and healthier environment for every child. Through the support of individual, corporate and other donors, UNICEF is able to undertake its work, both globally and in South Africa. To learn more, please visit 

How can you make a difference? 
Under the general supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Assistant will provide assistance and support in the management of procurement activities, which includes collections of information, maintenance of records and preparation of documentation and correspondence pertaining to the related activities. Make timely and correct ordering which has a direct impact on the efficiency of programme implementation. Recommend selection of Suppliers for larger purchase orders. This as this will help the supervisor in making correct decisions.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have... 
  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to procurement, business administration, contract/commercial law, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative experience in procurement and or contracting. Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset. 
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For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and Competency Framework of Building and managing partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Drive to achieve results for impact; Innovates and embraces change; manages ambiguity and complexity; thinks and acts strategically; works collaboratively with others; and natures, leads and manages people. 

How to apply...
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application through the link at the end of this advert by 30 April 2020.
This notice will also appear on, Job List, UN Jobs.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only complete applications as indicated in the VA will be reviewed.
We invite you to watch a short video on the system on how to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at: 

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Wed Apr 15 2020 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Thu Apr 30 2020 18:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)

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