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Job Purpose and Organizational Context
UNDP, as an integral part of its mission to fight poverty and improve the lives of people around the world, is committed to being open, transparent and accountable. In 2015, as part of this commitment UNDP established a Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) to ensure optimal and consistent provision of operational services in the areas of finance, HR, procurement, administration to UNDP Offices worldwide, and to provide training to UNDP Offices where needed. The Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) is part of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS).
As part of this 2020 procurement function review, procurement activities were categorized into strategic procurement activities and tactical procurement activities. Strategic activities include procurement activities requiring strategic and category expertise (e.g. strategic sourcing, vendor management, bid negotiations, planning, etc.), while Tactical activities include transactional activities that require functional skills but are category agnostic. These activities include PO placement, master data management, and other transactional activities.
The Global Shared Services Unit (GSSU) Procurement Unit will execute all tactical and transactional activity (non-Micro-Purchasing) across all spend categories accounting for nearly $2,230M in annual procurement spend (~41K transactions). Due to the global reach of the GSSU, it is critical that timezone, language and cultural considerations are maintained to ensure that service levels remain high.
Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Specialist, GSSU, the Business Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of the GSSU Master Data Strategy and supporting the design and implementation of related systems, processes and policies. The Business Specialist works in close collaboration with the Office of Procurement Hubs, Procurement Regional Advisors, Operations, Programme and project teams in the Business Units, UNDP HQs, ITM, Regional Bureaus and Governments to successfully deliver these.
Works with Global and Regional Procurement Units, OFRM, the GSSU Finance unit, RBx and COs, to:
Coordinates the development and implementation of digital infrastructure of procurement architecture to efficiently and cost-effectively meet UNDP’s needs:
Develops and implements a centralized master data management (MDM) strategy
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing to Business Units, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Building Strategic Partnerships
Service Delivery Coordination
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Contract Duration: 2 Years with possibility for extension
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