Intern - Procurement

Closing date: Saturday, 15 October 2016

Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 16 September 2016-15 October 2016
Job Opening number: 16-ADM-UNOG-67050-R-GENEVA (O)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include
  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
  • Graduation Date (When will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
  • IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  • Top three areas of interest.
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work
experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The Procurement and Contracts Unit, Central Support Services internship is for a period of three months with a possibility of extension.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department of office to which they are assigned.
  • Assist in planning procurement actions including contractual aspects for complex projects, which typically involve technically complex commodities or services (e.g. general services such as insurance, hotel conference, training, venues, building maintenance materials and services, office supplies, office furniture, etc.).
  • Assist in reviewing technical specifications to ensure completeness, accuracy and competitive qualities, and in identifying optional courses of action.
  • Participates in developing vendor pre-qualifying criteria.
  • Compiles and presents procurement data; prepares all relevant supporting documents and recommends approval of the contract or purchase order. Participates in negotiations with supplier representatives.
  • Coordinates timely delivery of goods and services
  • Participates in the market and supplier research; identifies new technologies and products/services, evaluates potential supply sources and participates in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program.
  • Drafts a variety of reports, correspondence, and documents (e.g. purchase orders, contracts and amendments) on procurement-related matters.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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