World Food Programme (WFP)

Procurement Officer (New Initiatives)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  Opening date: 08 March 2021 Closing date: 22 March 2021 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 & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Procurement team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused programme services? Are you ready to partner with managers to deliver effective Procurement Management solutions that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for a talented Procurement Officer to join our procurement team in Khartoum, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at the SC 8 level.

ABOUT WFP:

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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 4 million people assisted in 2018. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide Emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).

JOB PURPOSE:

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the International Procurement Officer and overall supervision of the Head of Procurement, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Support procurement programs and operational activities such as issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts, procurement of non-food commodities and/or services, including construction.
  • Contribute to Analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
  • Conduct research and analysis on a range of data, and produce substantive reports providing insight and recommendations to Procurement Officers and enabling informed decision-making.
  • Support auditing of procurement activities to ensure conformity with compliance rules;
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts 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 non-food commodities and services;
  • Guide junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries;
  • Act in an assigned Emergency Response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Act as an escalation point, liaising with suppliers and providing solutions to complex issues related to delivered goods, using initiative and following process, to ensure timely resolution of problems.
  • Follow standard Emergency Preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field is required for holders of an advanced university degree, or five years of relevant professional experience in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field is required forholders of a first university degree. Additional years of experience and training will be an advantage.

Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

  • Sound understanding of country requirements and public procurement principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage construction contracts.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select vendors that meet the selection criteria.
  • Ability to collect, collate and report records relating compliance to assist in analysis of audit findings.
  • Hands on experience in UN regulations and policies in work is a plus.
  • Having supervisory experience.
  • CIPS certification in Public Procurement is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.
TALENTED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, Gender Parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Closing date: 22 May 2021 Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals. Applicants who are not Sudanese are not eligible to apply and will therefore not be considered for this position.

WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.

CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO ATTACH BOTH A COVER LETTER AND AN UPDATED CV OR UNP11 FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CV OR P11 IS UPDATED
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