Expression of Interest Call - Procurement Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean
World Food Programme
Panama City, Panama
hace 6 días


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.

    Education :

    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.
  • Languages :

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Spanish or French are highly desirable.

    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.
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