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Procurement Officer at World Food Programme

World Food Programme

POSITION LISTING DETAILS:

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Type and Level of Contract: Fixed Term, NOA
Functional Unit: Procurement (Supply Chain)
Duty Station: Lilongwe (1)
Duration of Contract: 12 Months (renewable)
Date of Advertising: 26.04.2024   Deadline: 09.05.2024

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This job is based at the Lilongwe office in Malawi. The job holder shall report to the Head of Procurement, and working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed, and heavily engaged in day-to-day procurement operations.

JOB PURPOSE

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

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

WFP partners with the Malawi Government, other UN agencies, NGOs, civil society and the private sector, to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular emphasis on reaching Zero Hunger (SDG 2), and aligning with government strategies, particularly its Vision 2063.

WFP focuses on innovation, resilience programming and climate change adaptation to address underlying challenges in the food systems.

Our work improves livelihoods for smallholder farmers and other vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on women and youth.

  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment.
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various countries, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.
  • WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus medical insurance.

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.

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 at least 3 additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses in procurement.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and local language.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Experience handling routine transactions/ purchase of commodities/goods/services.
• Experience developing timelines and cost reports for suppliers (e.g. retailers, wholesalers and traders).
• Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., logistics, ICT, Administration).

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for receiving applications is 9 May 2024

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