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.
Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certification in Procurement.
At least six years of responsible support experience in Procurement.
Experience in procurement of construction works is desirable.
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.