Internship in Procurement and Logistics

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Duration: 3-6 working months

Duty Station: UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna

Organizational Context: The Department of Operational Support Services is responsible for providing diverse services in support of all UNIDO activities, both at headquarters and in the field, comprising procurement of goods, works and services; communications, inventory and records management, archives and registry; and travel, visa, transportation and shipment services. The Department is also responsible for providing Buildings Management Services, for the benefit of all Vienna Based Organizations (VBOs) including administration of the Common Fund for Major Repairs and Replacement as well as Catering Operations. In carrying out these activities, the Department actively supports the implementation of UNIDO’s programmes and projects towards the achievement of the ISID mandate and SDG targets.

Tasks: Under the overall guidance of the Director and the direct supervision of the Industrial Development Officer, the intern will:

1. Study the development of policies, manuals and guidelines for the efficient and effective delivery of value-added management and administrative support services for consideration by the Managing Director, taking into account best practices;
2. Participate in various ongoing Procurement tenders (from receipt of a requisition from a substantive office, preparation of bidding documents, evaluation of offers, issuance of contracts/purchase orders, contracts management up to the closing of a procurement case);
3. Research the cooperation with other VBOs and relevant organizational units as well as external stakeholders with a view to harmonizing and exchanging information to enhancing support service delivery;
4. Draft reports and perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification requirements:

a.) Academic background: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field.

b.) Computer literacy: Microsoft Windows, proficient use of processing tools such as Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.

c.) Core values: We live and act with Integrity; We show Professionalism; We respect Diversity.

d.) Core competencies: We focus on Results and Responsibilities; We focus on People; We Communicate and earn Trust; We think outside the box and Innovate.

How do I make sure my application is complete?

  • submit a fully completed Personal History Form
  • upload the proof of enrollment / certificate of graduation
  • indicate the time in which you are available for an internship with UNIDO
  • feel free to attach supporting documents (CV, reference letter, cover letter, language certificate, etc.)

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