Procurement Officer at WFP
POSITION: Procurement Officer
UNIT/DIVISION: Supply Chain
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Dar es Salaam
DURATION: 12 Months
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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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses
Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language and Swahili Language.
The Procurement Officer will be reporting directly to the Head of Procurement Unit. The Procurement Officer will operate with a high degree of independence, guide more junior staff to ensure effective procurement services.
To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
- Support or manage procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g., issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard processes to contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
- Track and analyze data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
- Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
- Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
- 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.
- Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services, for example designing and reviewing training materials.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED 1:
- Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
- 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.
- Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
- Support and manage the implementation of the Local and Regional Food Procurement Policy (LRFPP) including but not limited to the pro-small holder farmers procurement.
- Support the implementation of the 2nd generation Country Strategic Plan activities touching on supply chain and on-demand service provision.
- Other as required.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Experience: 5 years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, specifically in supply chain management, with a background and interest in humanitarian development.
- Experience conducting cost analyses
- Experience working with vendors or other partners
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All applications should be submitted through WFP e-recruitment online portal. Only qualified Tanzanian nationals will be considered.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for receiving applications is 20 November 2022.