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Procurements Officer
 Section/Unit: Procurement
 Grade Level: SC/L8
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One Year
 Closing Date: 22 Jan 2019

Posting Dates

Starting Date: 08/01/2019

Closing Date:22/01/2019


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

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Procurement team and demonstrate understanding of country requirement and public procurement principles and policies? Are you ready to establish and manage construction contracts? Are you able to demonstrate working knowledge of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select venders that meet the selection criteria?  If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for a talented Procurement Officer in Khartoum, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at level 8.

About us

We are the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Our mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every single day, we work 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. For more information visit: http://www1.wfp.org/

How to apply?

To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.

Talented women are encouraged to apply

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavour to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development opportunities

Standard minimum qualifications:

  • This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
  • Advance University degree (Master) in Economics, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree (Bachelor) with additional relevant years of working experience. 
  • At one year of relevant post graduate experience in lieu to advanced degree or two years’ relevant post graduate experience for first university degree holders in the field of Procurement Management.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the International Procurement Officer and overall supervision of the Head of Procurement and, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support procurement programs and operational activities such as issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts, procurement of non-food commodities and/or services, including construction.
  • Contribute to analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
  • Conduct research and analysis on a range of data, and produce substantive reports providing insight and recommendations to Procurement Officers and enabling informed decision-making.
  • Support auditing of procurement activities to ensure conformity with compliance rules;
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs;
  • Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of non-food commodities and services;
  • Guide junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries;
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Act as an escalation point, liaising with suppliers and providing solutions to complex issues related to delivered goods, using initiative and following process, to ensure timely resolution of problems.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.



  • Sound understanding of country requirements and public procurement principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage construction contracts.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select vendors that meet the selection criteria.
  • Ability to collect, collate and report records relating compliance to assist in analysis of audit findings.
  • Hands on experience in UN regulations and policies in work is a plus.
  • Having supervisory experience.
  • CIPS certification in Public Procurement is desirable.



Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Tendering & Contracting Demonstrates ability to establish and manage small contracts/ portions of larger contracts that enhance the value WFP obtains from its engagements (e.g., cost, efficiency, quality).
Vendor Management Demonstrates working knowledge and understanding of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select vendors that meet the selection criteria.
Commodity/Product/Service Intelligence Selects appropriate products and/or services in own area based on a basic understanding of sources, country requirements, and public procurement principles/practices.
Systems & Reporting Demonstrates strong understanding of procurement systems, Corporate operating System and tools to conduct range of analyses and generate reports to drive decision making.
Ethics & Compliance Demonstrates ability to collect, collate and report records relating to ethics and compliance to assist in the analysis of audit findings.


Strarting date: 08/01/2019

Closing Date: 22/01/2019


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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