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National procument officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Responsibilities

  1. Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards;
  2. Provide operational coordination and guidance to Area Office Staff and client units in Liaison Office through on-job training, coaching and oversight missions;
  3. Liaise with other WFP Operational units and UN Actors to optimize supply chain of goods/ services required;
  4. Support or manage procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts);
  5. Track and analyse data to provide recommendations for process improvement;
  6. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
  7. Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules;
  8. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs;
  9. Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services;
  10. Guide and supervise staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries;
  11. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed goods and services to affected areas at the onset of the crisis;
  12. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs;
  13. Contribute to developing or modifying internal procedures, policies and guidelines in order to streamline, improve and increase efficiency in procurement processes;
  14. Perform other related duties as required.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Reporting; Supply and demand planning; Procurement; Negotiation; Stock and inventory management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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