Deadline: 13 December, 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Associate.

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger.

Responsibilities

  • Provide operational coordination and administrative services to support procurement projects and activities
  • Identify and recommend potential suppliers, and compile data/documents to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed
  • Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide support to requisitioners in order to support the procurement of appropriate goods and services at lowest cost to WFP
  • Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders alongside a senior officer in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP
  • Prepare purchase orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder and approve purchases within delegated authority to enable the swift purchase of goods and services
  • Resolve issues related to delivered goods using initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes
  • Research, collect and analyse data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by procurement officers and consistency of information presented to stakeholders
  • Manage updates and further develop databases and records to ensure information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access
  • Maintain relationships with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs

Requirements

  • University degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Management, Business Administration or a relevant field
  • Two years, minimum, of progressively responsible support in procurement work and other related fields
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written)
  • Knowledge of other UN language is a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID in Africa

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