Vacancy No: 141549
Head of Procurement
No. of Post:
13 April 2021
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.
At WFP, we are looking for a Senior Procurement Associate for our offices in Khartoum in Sudan to be hired on a Fixed-Term contract at the G7 level.
Duties and responsibilities:
To lead a comprehensive range of procurement support activities, performing research and analysis, and providing recommendations to support the efficient and effective procurement services.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Provide operational coordination and guidance, to support procurement projects and activities following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services.
2. Identify, assess and recommend potential suppliers, and ensure necessary data/documents are distributed to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
3. Review, amend and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide recommendations to requisitioners, to support the procurement of goods and services, at lowest cost to WFP.
4. Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, with guidance from a Procurement Officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP.
5. Review and prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, in order to enable the swift purchase of goods and services.
6. 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.
7. Design, develop and oversee the maintenance of databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
8. 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.
9. Work in collaboration with internal counterparts, in order to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
10. Manage a team of staff, providing advice, guidance and training, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.
11. 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.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary paraprofessional training or certification in Procurement or other related field.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Experience coordinating with suppliers (e.g. retailers, wholesalers and traders)
• Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., logistics)
• Experience supervising teams
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 HIGHLY 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 endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.
Closing date: 13 April 2021
Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals or those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations. Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not be considered for this position.
WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.
Applicants should state the duty stations they are interested in while completing their cover letters.
CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO ATTACH BOTH A COVER LETTER AND AN UPDATED CV OR UNP11 FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CV OR P11 IS UPDATED