Overview

Re-advertisement: Senior Procurement Associate

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Procurement Associate under the direct supervision of the National Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Assist with the operational coordination to support procurement projects and activities and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services;
Identify, assess and recommend potential suppliers and ensure vital data/documents are distributed to support the selection of suppliers;
Issue tenders for services and goods;
Review and prioritize purchasing requests and provide recommendations to requisitioners for procurement of products at the best cost to WFP;
Contribute to discussions with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders with guidance from Procurement Officer to acquire the best terms and costs for WFP;
Review and prepare purchase orders, contracts, and any supporting documentation for approval by the partner to enable efficient purchase of goods and services;
Design, develop and supervise the maintenance of databases and records;
Conduct research and analysis on a range of data to produce reports providing insights and recommendations to Procurement Officers for decision making;
Act as an escalation point collaborating closely with suppliers and provide solutions to sophisticated issues related to delivered goods;
Collaborate with internal partners to align procurement activities with the wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs;
Supervise a team of staff providing advice, mentorship, and training;
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP response to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: 

Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certification in Procurement.

Experience:

At least six years of responsible support experience in Procurement.
Experience in procurement of construction works is desirable.
Language:

Proficiency in oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills: 

Experience in procuring for emergency operations;
Demonstrate capability to work in partnership with other functional units;
Strong understanding of procurement systems;
Strong research and data analysis skills
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Proficient in using Microsoft Excel programme

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About World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.