United Nations International Civil Service Commission – Pricing Agent

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A place-to-place survey entails price data collection by a pricing agent in retail outlets patronized by the UN staff members. It is carried out at least once every three to five years in all locations where staff of the UN system are stationed. The United Nations’ International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) has scheduled a place-to-place survey for Indonesia for August  2024.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

On behalf of the ICSC and under the direct supervision of the Survey Coordinator, the pricing agent will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Before the beginning of the survey, review all the documents provided directly or via the survey support microsite  especially the “Instructions for the Pricing Agent” and “Instructions for the Pricing Agent – Target Brands”
  • Review the list of items to be priced as well as their specifications, to assess their availability in the local market; and document any variances and observations in the Pricing Forms
  • Develop a strategic plan for data collection, and collect prices from the list of stores/outlets (with complete addresses) provided by the Survey Coordinator
  • Ensure that collected prices are from the approved list of outlets and conform with the item specifications
  • Record in a legible and complete manner the price data in the Pricing Agent Pricing Book and Prescription Medication Pricing Form
  • Complete the Pricing Agent Questionnaire on the general market conditions as well as the pricing activities
  • Submit the Pricing documents, including the Pricing Book, and the completed questionnaire on local market conditions, to the Survey Coordinator by the end of the pricing activities
  • Remain available to respond to queries and requests for clarifications from the ICSC or the Survey Coordinator regarding specific price quotations or generally about the price data collection exercise



Achieve Results:
LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:
LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 

Learn Continuously: 
LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: 
LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 

Act with Determination: 
LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: 
LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: 
LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

Required Skills and Experience

The following are the qualifications of a Pricing Agent. He or she:

  1. Is an independent person who is not an employee or consultant, or an immediate relative of a staff member, of any of the organizations of the United Nations Common System based at the duty station to be surveyed.
  2. Secondary education is required, or University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent field will be given due consideration, but it is not a requirement.
  3. Minimum of 5 years (with high school diploma) or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of experience in the field of statistics, economics, project management, auditing, accounting and/or finance, sales/marketing, is an additional asset
  4. Has international shopping experience with knowledge of, and experience with, the local market.
  5. Has the ability to get around the duty station to visit the outlets by either public or private transportation.
  6. Is conversant with English to ensure proper interpretation of item specifications as provided on the pricing forms.
  7. Is able to communicate effectively (preferably in the official language of the duty station) because the job requires interaction with outlet owners and workers.
  8. Is available to complete the job within the specified time frame.

Duration and payment

The duration of the contract is one month and will commence on  1 August 2024 and 31 August 2024  The authorized remuneration in rupiah,  to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment in accordance with the provisions of the contract to be signed by the pricing agent.


Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.


Please attach your legal working permit in Indonesia in your application


UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UN Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UN Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.


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