Intern at UNDP Zimbabwe, Sept 2015


Closing date: Monday, 21 September 2015
Procurement Intern – (Open to Zimbabwe Nationals Only)
Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline : 21-Sep-15
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Oct-2015
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months
Background
Under the guidance and supervision of the Procurement Analyst/Procurement Manager, the Procurement Intern ensures execution of transparent and efficient procurement services and processes in CO. The Procurement Intern promotes a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach in the Unit.
The Procurement Intern works in close collaboration with the operations programme and project staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex procurement-related issues and information exchange.
Duties and Responsibilities
Main activities will include, but not limited to, the following
  • Assisting in the registration of new vendors;
  • Assisting in contacting vendors and supporting them in the finalization of their request;
  • Assisting in managing vendor databases;
  • Sending communications to vendors;
  • Support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the 2015 Procurement Plans, monitor progress and make suggestions for overcoming bottlenecks;
  • Assist with the preparation of documents and implementation of the document/file management system;
  • Conduct research on best practices and potential solutions to identified issues;
  • Support in preparation of the 2016 procurement plans for the office and Projects and their implementation monitoring;
  • Participating in team meeting;
  • Conducting research on best practices and potential solutions to identified issues;
  • Preparing reports and statistics; and
  • Other related initiatives and activities.

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