To collect, analyse, and report on information to maximise the efficiency of procurement operations and activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Depending on your experience level and expertise you will be involved to a greater or lesser degree in work related to (but not limited to) the following :
Development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
Management of procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate / award contracts), following standard processes to contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
Monitoring and analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
Collate data for preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
Collation of information and drafting of appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
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.
Training (e.g. for example designing and reviewing training materials) of WFP employees to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and / or training / course.
Years of relevant professional experience :
Junior Consultancy : One to three years of relevant professional experience.
Level I Consultancy : Three to five years of relevant professional experience.
Level II Consultancy : Six to ten years of relevant professional experience.
Fluency (level C) in English language.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Spanish or French are highly desirable.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Professional experience is desired (but not required) in one or several of the following areas :
Procurement activities (purchasing, vendor research, etc.).
Conducting cost analyses.
Working with vendors or other partners.
Humanitarian assistance and / or development work of the United Nations, or other international governmental or non-governmental organisations.