WFP Somalia Procurement Associate Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Somalia

Position Title: Procurement Associate

Job advertisement No. 092/2022

Contract type / grade: Fixed Term G6

Duty station: Nairobi

Contract duration: 12 months (Initial)

Date of issue: September 7, 2022

Closing date: September 20, 2022

About WFP: The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Why join WFP Somalia?

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.

What will you do?

  • Perform administrative procurement activities in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To support Professional staff in the purchases and acquisition of goods and services efficient field
  • Provide operational coordination and administrative services to support procurement projects and
    activities, following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and
    services (issue Expressions of Interest, tenders, evaluate offers and make purchase
  • Identify and recommend potential suppliers.
  • Compile data/documents to support selection of suitable suppliers while ensuring standard
    processes are followed.
  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests, and provide support to requisitioners to
    support the procurement of appropriate goods and services at the most competitive cost to WFP.
  • Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions or orders alongside senior
    officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest cost to WFP.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders, contracts, and any supporting documentation for approval by the
    appropriate stakeholders to enable the swift purchase of goods and services
  • Resolve issues related to delivered goods, using initiative, liaising with all parties, and following
    standard processes to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems
  • Research, collect and analyse date in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-
    making by Procurement Officers, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Manage updates and further develop databases and records to ensure information is accurate,
    organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
  • Maintain relationships with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement
    activities with wide programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy
    food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

  • Completion of a post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable. An
    advanced Diploma in Business management, Procurement or in the related field is also desirable.
  • A Degree in the same field and CIPS qualifications is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Are you competent for this job?

Do you have

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in procurement.
  • Ability to work independently on analytical and technical matters with minimum supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to deliver timely high-quality deliverables.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Negotiation Skills.
  • Critical Thinking i.e., ability to analyze situations and make decisions based on on-hand
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills in English.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Training/Capacity Strengthening skills.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the link below:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

This position is only open to qualified candidates.

Female candidates are especially encourgaed to apply