United Nations UN MINUSCA Jobs – Contract Management Officer

Organization: United Nations
Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African
Republic (MINUSCA)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Grade: NO-C
Job Opening Number:
MINUSCA-2015-NPO-CMS-022
Report to: Chief Contract
Management
About MINUSCA:
The Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional
Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by
its resolution 2149 (2104) of 10 April 2014 and requested the Secretary-General
to subsume BINUCA in the new mission as of the date of the adoption of that
resolution.  It further requested the
Secretary-General to ensure a seamless transition from BINUCA to MINUSCA.
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the
Security Council authorized MINUSCA to take all necessary means to carry out
its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Contracts Management Officer, NOC will be
responsible for the following duties:
  • Plays a pivotal role in the development
    and implementation of operational plans, standard operating procedures
    (SOPs), initiatives and projects relating to contract compliance and
    performance management
  • Provides CCPMU inputs on budget and
    acquisition planning.
  • Manages the procurement process including
    providing input to statement of works/requirements (including articulation
    of performance standards and Key Performance Indicators), Local Committee
    on Contracts (LGC) presentations, development of technical evaluation
    criteria, assistance with evaluation of vendor proposals and guidance
    during contract formulation, drafting and negotiation.
  • The incumbent will be tasked to develop
    and implement a quality assurance plan to provide a systematic, structured
    method to monitor contract performance. 
    Actively participates in the development of contract risk
    assessments and risk management plans, including mitigating measures.
  • Develops contract compliance checklists
    and implementation plans. Takes part in the assessment of contractor
    performance, including advice and action to address instances of poor
    performance and/or non-compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Carries out contract close outs including
    identifying, documenting and disseminating best practices and lessons
    learned and performing final contractor performance assessment from CCPMU
    perspective.
  • Ensures the enforcement of UN contracts in
    consultation with the Mission, Procurement and UN Headquarters stakeholders,
    as appropriate. Works closely with other departments, including the Office
    of Legal Affairs, in relation to handling of claims and disputes,
    demanding specific performance, claiming against warranties, and other
    contractual remedies.
  • Within the terms and conditions of the
    contract, works towards resolution of conflicts or performance issues
    arising in cases of poor performance and/or non-compliance with
    contractual obligations.
  • Drafts relevant audit responses, as
    required. Maintains CCPMU electronic and hardcopy files and records to
    ensure proper accountability.
  • Manages and monitors performance
    indicators for UN personnel within the CCPMU, as required.
  • Performs any other related duties as
    required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    MINUSCA Contract Management Officer vacancy should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, public administration, engineering, law or related field
    is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two
    additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advanced university degree
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a
    Master’s degree or seven (7) years with a Bachelor’s degree of
    progressively responsible experience in supply chain, project/contract
    management, logistics support and/or procurement of global service
    contracts is required.
  • Past experience in managing support
    services of international peacekeeping or military operations is highly
    desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the UN rules,
    regulations and working practices pertaining to field missions is
    advantageous.
  • Languages: English is required,
    knowledge of French would be desirable
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism:  Demonstrated knowledge in the field of
    contract and/or project management, knowledge of quality assurance,
    service and commodity contracts; Practical knowledge of management of
    service and commodity contracts in a field/decentralized operation;
    demonstrated fiscal awareness and responsibility and very good knowledge
    of UN financial regulations and rules; ability to develop, maintain and
    supervise management control systems. Shows pride in work and in
    achievements; demonstrates professional Competence and mastery of subject
    matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
    deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than
    personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
    challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for
    incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of
    women and men in all areas of work.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership
    of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for
    which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality
    standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and
    rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility
    for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own
    shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable
  • Client Orientation: Considers
    all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see
    things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive
    partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies
    clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing
    developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed
    and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in
    projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central
African Republic (MINUSCA) in the aforementioned capacity express their
interest by sending the following documents;
  • An Updated CV
  • The United Nations Personal History Form
    (P-11), download here
  • Academic certificates and High School
    Diplomas
  • Birth Certificate – if not, a combination
    of (i) Assessment of Age and National ID Card (the Assessment of Age on
    its own isn’t acceptable)
  • Three letters of reference from former
    employers or academic instructors for external candidates.
  • Internal candidates must submit two of the
    most recent performance evaluations (EPAS)
All the above completed documents should be sent via E-mail to:
minusca-recruitmentNTL@un.org. Please label the subject of your E-mail as VA
MINUSCA-2015-NPO-CMS-022.
Deadline: 8th May, 2015

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