Contracts Management Assistant

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United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo




The position is located within the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Goma. The incumbent will directly report to the Chief of Section, Contracts Management.


Within delegated authority, the Contracts Management Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides advice to the chief of section on matters involving mission-wide service and supply contracts.
  • Assists in managing key contracts in support of mission (and regional) operations, which are under the purview of the Unit, with the focus on service and supply contracts for which the Unit is primarily responsible. Service and supply contracts include but are not limited to catering, rations, fuel, drinking water, general supply, security, medical, firefighting, public information, welfare, equipment maintenance/repair, PX operations, Quality Assurance on catering aspect, active UN global systems service contracts.
  • Assists in the preparation of Statements of Work (SOWs) and Scope of Work, Source Selection Plans, requisitions and technical evaluations for all contracts and outsourced services and supplies to be managed by the Unit.
  • Carries out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary as required by the Unit, including assisting in the assigning/monitoring performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on programme performance, preparing inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluating national staff performance, interviewing candidates for job opening and evaluation of candidates for supervision.
  • Carries out the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and Administrative instructions.
  • Liaises with other components of the mission as appropriate to ensure an efficient and cohesive approach to managing areas of mutual interest.
  • Responds to audit observations, as assigned.
  • Carries out other tasks as requested by Chief of Section


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

  • At least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in contract/quality administration, including at least one year at the international level, is required. Experience in supporting supply services for international peacekeeping or military operations in a conflict environment is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable.





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