Head Of Procurement Job at World Food Programme

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Head Of Procurement Job at World Food Programme… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at World Food Programme.

Description:

The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
  • Track and analyze data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
  • Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
  • Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc 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 food and non-food commodities and services, for example designing and reviewing training materials.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analyses and queries.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed goods and services to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

Standard Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant fields.
  • Applicants with a first University degree in the Procurement related field with two (2) additional years of related work experience or training/courses will be considered.
  • Five years or more postgraduate progressive professional (managerial) experience in procurement or related field with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role.
  • Fluency (level C) in the English language and the duty station’s language.
  • Experience with procurement activities (Vendor Management, Commodity/Product/Service Intelligence, Systems & Reporting, Tendering and Contracting and Ethics and Compliance etc.).
  • Experience conducting cost analysis.
  • Experience working with vendors or other partners.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 6th December 2021.

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