World Food Programme (WFP)

Procurement Officer

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) assume a substantial role for public sector business and its ability to make a major contribution towards their achievement.  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on their ability to invest and innovate in a sustainable way. Achieving the SDGs requires Collective Action, shared responsibility and financing from multiple sources, especially of the public sector financial institutions.

To achieve the ambitious plan of sustaining all the strategic interventions of Egypt’s WFP CO, the public-sector contribution should improve and strengthens long-term partnerships with financial institutions, companies, foundations and high-net worth individuals. This includes leveraging the capacities of this segment to build long lasting partnerships that goes beyond resources but expands to leaving a mark to future development visions of the country.

WHY WORK AT WFP?

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES

Make a difference the world will notice.

We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Build bridges that unite people across the world.

Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives.

How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

Unlock possibilities you never thought you'd find.

WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential.

WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely find in many other organizations.

 

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

Experience: At least 3 years of professional work experience in a similar position in addition to the advanced University degree or with 5 years of experience with a First University degree.

Languages: Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are likely to be found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Officers (COs). Job holders in the field may report to a more senior Procurement Officer, or the Deputy Country Director or the designate. Job holders in RBs or HQ report to a more senior Procurement Officer. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed, and heavily engaged into day-to-day procurement operations.

JOB PURPOSE

To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Support procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard processes and contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
2. Contribute to Analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
3. 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.
4. Support auditing of procurement activities by collating the necessary information for recommendations to be responded to appropriately to ensure conformity with compliance rules.
5. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
6. 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.
7. Guide and supervise a limited number of more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries.
8. Follow standard Emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
9. Act in an assigned Emergency Response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
10. Other as required.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Experience handling routine transactions/ purchase of commodities/goods/services.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., logistics, ICT, Administration).

  • Experience developing timelines and cost reports for suppliers (e.g. retailers, wholesalers and traders)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This is a one year contract , extension is based on satisfactory performance and fund availabilty.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for submitting the online applications will be on the 24th of June 2020

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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