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Procurement Officer

Application Open Date: 
23/10/2019 - 11:00
Deadline Date: 
18/11/2019 - 11:00
Helsinki, Finland
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
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JOB Description: 
Procurement Officer, AD 6-8. The Finance Unit of the European Chemicals Agency provides customer-oriented service and advice to ensure an efficient planning and implementation of the Agency’s entire budget. The unit supports and coordinates the budget (income and expenditure) and procurement planning, undertakes procurement actions and plays a key role in implementing the budget. The Finance unit follows up and reports on budget and procurement plan execution to our internal clients and external stakeholders. The unit operates the financial system of the Agency by maintaining the registry of delegations and access rights. The Finance unit manages ECHA’s monies applying principles of sound financial management and performs the Agency’s accounting function. The unit ensures that the Agency’s financial and procurement operations are legal and regular. The Procurement Officer (AD 6-8) will be mainly responsible on activities connected to procurement and contract management related matters. In particular, the work will include the following tasks: - Provide legal and procedural advice on the rules and regulatory framework applicable to procurement and contract management of the Agency; - Support tendering and contracting procedures in the Agency by assisting in the definition of needs and drafting of specifications, choice and drafting of contracts, as well as in the evaluation of tenders, ensuring compliance with the relevant rules and regulations; - Support the establishment of procurement strategies and conduct preliminary market research to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of the Agency, in compliance with the applicable rules and aiming at sound financial management; - Advise contract managers on the management of contracts, and the assessment of contractors’ performance; - Provide training to Agency staff on procurement and contract management; - Contribute to enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement and contract management processes in ECHA; - Promote automation in the management of procurement and contracts (i.e. e-procurement), including appropriate monitoring and reporting tools; - Liaise with ECHA partners in inter-institutional and joint procurement. The above tasks require an understanding of the European Union bodies’ budgetary environment and of the related financial transactions.
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