Location : Yaoundé, Cameroon
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English and French
Starting Date : March 2020
Expected Duration of Assignment : Ten (10) Days
The Operations Management Team is an inter-agency entity under the supervision of the UN Country Team, which provides leadership on the implementation of a coordinated, efficient and effective common operational support agenda at the country level, to ensure programme delivery is supported in an effective and efficient possible way, ensuring high quality, timely operational support to participating agencies.
The means to achieve this is through coordinated efforts in the area of business operations in Cameroon, through the implementation of the Business Operations Strategy (BOS) 2018-2020.
Within this context, procurement plays a pivotal role in supporting OMT's mandate and achievement of results. A significant part (80%) of the BOS activities is related to procurement of Goods and Services and requires good knowledge of procurement.
For better performance and to enable the OMT realize full po tential of its activities, the group needs members with the requisite knowledge, skills, behaviors and competencies to enable them to fulfil their goals.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance to strengthen capacity of the members on common procurement to improve their abilities to exercise their functions effectively.
In this respect, OMT with the support of the Office of the Resident Coordinator, seeks to engage an International consultant to undertake the development of a comprehensive and customized training on common UN procurement.
The International consultant will work under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the OMT Chair on behalf of the OMT, and in close collaboration with the Office of the Resident Coordinator.
2. Objectives and Scope of Work
The overall objective of the training is to develop and / or strengthen knowledge, understanding and awareness of concepts related to Common UN Procurement for the OMT and to develop a SOP which gives a detailed step-by-step guide to conducting Common UN procurement activities.
Specifically, the participants will enhance their knowledge and skills in the following activities :
I) GENERAL PROCUREMENT
II) COMMON UN PROCUREMENT
On completion of this course the participants will be able to conduct the procurement process for goods, works and services
3. Deliverables / Outputs
1- Comprehensive training module with the 3 days training agenda approved : 25%
2- Training workshop completed, and report submitted with All Presentations and support training material : 50%
3- SOP on common UN procurement finalized : 25%
Course delivery methodology is a combination of presentations, panel discussions on key issues, individual and group exercises, role play and analysis of case studies dealing with typical problems in procurement.
5. Duration and timeframe
The assignment duration is ten (10) days from to . October 2019 as follows :
Throughout the assignment the contractor will work under the overall guidance of OMT Chair on behalf of the OMT, and in close collaboration with the Office of the Resident Coordinator
7. Requirements for experience and qualifications
Interested candidates must have the following competencies, qualifications, required skills and experience :
Professional Competencies :
Ability to identify key procedures and issues, conduct data collection, operational analysis and discussions with decision-makers to propose solutions to these issues.
Ability to apply sound judgment in the context of assignments given.