Procurement Specialist, Procurement Services Branch, Copenhagen

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 20 May 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Copenhagen, Denmark
Job ID: 22993

The Position

The Procurement Specialist position is located in the UNFPA Office in Copenhagen in the Procurement Services Branch and reports to the Deputy Chief and Chief, Supply Chain Cluster. The incumbent supervises a team of Procurement Associates. This post specifically serves the procurement and contracting needs of all UNFPA Country Offices and external partners of the Anglophone Africa countries.


Job Purpose

In direct support of UNFPA’s global strategy to achieve the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) goals and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in consent with the Procurement Policy formulation and strategic thinking, the incumbent ensures proper and effective use of UNFPA’s and external partners’ resources.


Qualifications and Experience 


  • Advanced university degree (or equivalent: i.e. CPA, ACCA, Jurist Doctor, etc.) in Economics, Law, Public Administration, Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting, Procurement or related field required.
  • Procurement accreditation by recognized learning institute such as CIPS is an asset.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in procurement operations in a multi-cultural environment required;
  • Experience with managing staff;
  • Specialized knowledge in business, logistics, contract management & public health required;
  • Good knowledge of IT-tools such as Windows office package required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an asset.
  • Good understanding of the UN working environment including financial framework and procedures highly desirable;
  • Good understanding of international trade laws and treaties is an asset.



  • Fluency in English is required.


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