Procurement Notice


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites suitable candidates to apply for the following posts:

1.     Temporary Programme Assistant - 2 months

Temporary Programme Assistant provides support in coordination, reporting, financial and administrative management, towards ensuring the achievement of outcomes of the Governance, Poverty and Energy, Extractive Industries and Environment programmes, consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

2.     Temporary Operations Assistant - 2 months

Temporary Operations Assistant provides support to office operations performing a variety of standard administrative processes, ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Temporary Operations Assistant promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.

Please visit the right rail of this page for the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the posts along with Personal History (P11) form.

Proposals should be submitted by email to no later than Friday 10 November 2017.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. The Operations Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

Hiring Consultants

70% of UNDP’s procurement expenditures are spent for services. These could be executed by companies or individuals. At the country office level, the first step in selecting Suppliers is often market research, particularly if the product or service has not previously been procured. Business Units may source Suppliers through an expression of interest for commonly procured goods, registration of prospective Suppliers at UNGM and/or business seminars, where applicable.

Every country office establishes and manages its own supplier database. Once a roster of potential qualified Suppliers has been generated, Business Units evaluate each Supplier’s capabilities and resources to successfully perform on a contract, if awarded. The key parameters, which guide Supplier appraisal, include:

  1. Technical capacity to deliver the goods and/or services as per schedule;
  2. Financial strength, where the quick ratio is the most widely used test of a company's financial strength and liquidity.
  3. The commitment of management to comply with UNDP General Terms and Conditions; and
  4. Evidence of meeting national or international quality standards for the product offered; or evidence of national and international acceptance of its services;
  5. Production capacity to provide after-sales-service for the goods or services provided;
  6. Environmental compliance (i.e. ISO 14000 Certification); and
  7. Participation in the UN Global Compact.

 Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.