WFP Somalia Procurement Assistant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

UN WFP Somalia

We Are Hiring

Position Title: Procurement Assistant (Cash Based Transfers)

Vacancy Announcement No. 094/2022

Contract Type / Grade: Service Contract 5

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract Duration: 12 Months (Initial)

Date of Issue: 26th September 2022

Closing Date: 9th October 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 550 employees who contribute towards making 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 implementation of cash-based transfer (CBT) activities, acquisition of goods and services purchases for efficient field operations.
  • Compile data, prepare and distribute documents, to support successful procurement programs and operational activities (issue Expression Of Interests, tenders, evaluate offers and make purchase recommendations) ensuring standard processes are followed.
  • Review, record and prioritize retailer contracting/purchasing requests, ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is available, in order to enable retailer on-boarding / procurement of goods and services
  • Research, collate, analyse and present procurement (CBT/G&S) information in standard formats, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
  • Update, manage and maintain relevant cash-based transfer databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organized, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  • 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, Data Management Procurement or in the related field is also desirable. 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 4 years of progressively responsible work experience in procurement.
  • Experience conducting analyses and developing reports.
  • Experience working with suppliers or other third-party clients on day-to-day basis.
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
  • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.
  • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.

Application Process

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.