UNDP is the United Nations' lead agency on international development. UNDP provides expert and technical support to national partners in their pursuit of sustainable development of the Republic of Belarus. UNDP in Belarus activities are guided by the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2021-2025. The current Programme Document prioritizes economic development based on the principles of green and Inclusive growth, participation of vulnerable groups in socio- economic life, climate change adaptation and mitigation, gender equality.
National Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Belarus till 2035 is people-centered and puts a strong focus on digital transformation, innovations and quality education as drivers for economic growth. Transition to the digital economy calls for renewed content, structure, and organization of continuous education. There is a growing need for closer integration of the national labor market with science and the vocational education and training (VET) system.
The project will support young people to acquire new professional skills and competencies in the context of the digital transformation of the Belarusian economy. The project will help to develop or update at least 3 professional and educational standards, increase the VET managers and teaching staff capacity in the development and implementation of educational standards for manufacturing, agriculture and construction sectors. The project will increase the training potential of the pilot centers of competences and expand access to education opportunities in line with the developed and updated educational standards. The project will also contribute to the promotion of VET careers among Belarusian youth.
The Ministry of Education the Republic of Belarus is the project’s national Implementing Partner.
Procurement Associate provides effective procurement services to ensure successful delivery of all the intended outcomes and outputs in accordance with the Project Document and within the approved budget and timeframes.
Summary of key functions:
The Procurement Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations and work in close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office procurement unit, national partners, international/national experts and project staff for resolving complex procurement-related issues.
The Procurement Associate will:
Minimum Qualifications of the Successful NPSA
Min. Academic Education
Min. years of relevant Work experience
Required skills and competencies
|Achieve Results:||LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline|
|Think Innovatively:||LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements |
|Learn Continuously:||LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback|
|Adapt with Agility:||LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible |
|Act with Determination:||LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident|
|Engage and Partner:||LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships|
|Enable Diversity and Inclusion:||LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination |
|Cross-functional, Technical competencies|
|Procurement||Data analysis||Ability to extract, analyze and visualize procurement data to form meaningful insights and aid effective business decision making.|
|Procurement||Data management||Knowledge of processing, storing, and validating procurement data.|
|Procurement||Contract management||Knowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations.|
|Procurement||Procurement management||The ability to acquire goods, services or works from an outside external source.|
|Business management||Communication|| |
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.
|Business management||Partnerships Management|| |
Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with
UNDP strategy and policies
|Business management||Risk management||Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.|