Procurement Specialist G-6 – World Food Programme

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The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill a Procurement Associate G-6 fixed-term position under the Procurement Unit. The position will be based in the WFP Tunis office in Tunisia.

The jobholder is a part of the Procurement Unit and will perform, and apply appropriate processes, procedures, and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit delegated authority, the Procurement Associate will be responsible for the following duties:

1. 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.

2. Identify and recommend potential suppliers, and compile data/documents to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed, and maintain vendor database.

3. Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide support to requisitioners, in order to support the procurement of appropriate goods and services, at lowest cost to WFP.

4. Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, alongside a senior officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP.

5. Prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, to enable the swift purchase of goods and services.

6. Resolve issues related to delivered goods, using initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems.

7. Research, collect and analyse data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by Procurement Officers, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

8. Manage updates and further develop databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.

9. Maintain relationships with internal counterparts, to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.

10. Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, 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.

12. Any other tasks as the supervisor deems necessary

Compensation Data

WFP offers a competitive compensation package including:

– Attractive salary in accordance with industry standards

– Attractive pension plan

– Child allowance

– Language allowance (subject to passing language assessment)

– Medical coverage for staff and dependents

– Variety of leave entitlements, incl. 30 days annual leave/year, maternity/paternity leave,

and special leave arrangements.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2020-11-01
Job Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Job Role: Purchasing and Procurement
Company Industry: Non-profit Organization

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career

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