UN World Food Programme Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya


About WFP

  • The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

  • The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern and Central Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.

    Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs), and report to a Head of Unit, Chief, or Procurement Officer.

  • Job holders at this level are responsible for completion of a range of procurement processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend straightforward courses of action to staff, and may allocate tasks and technically support other staff.

    Job Purpose

  • To perform and apply appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement services.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Supply chain, Business Management, Business Administration or other relevant fields.

  • Working Experience: One to two years’ experience of providing progressively responsible support in procurement work, including at least one year in procurement of hospitality services.

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written English.

  • Skills: Candidate must demonstrate a good understanding of the hospitality (hotel /conference) market in Nairobi. Candidate must demonstrate ability to develop and implement cost savings strategies in the area of procurement of hospitality services

    Key Accountabilities

  • Perform administrative procurement activities in a timely and efficient manner, to support Professional staff in the acquisition of goods and services for efficient field operations.

  • Compile data, prepare and distribute documents, to support successful procurement programs
    and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), ensuring standard processes are followed.

  • Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is available, in order to enable the procurement of goods and services.

  • Coordinate and monitor the delivery of procurement requisitions, verifying receipt and inspection of deliverables, and performing follow up actions to ensure supplies reach HQ and field operations.

  • Research, collate and present information in standard formats, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.

  • Update, manage and maintain relevant databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.

  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.

  • Provide technical support and/or allocate work to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.

  • 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.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

    • Has worked on procurement activities.

    • Experience conducting analyses and developing reports.

    • Experience working with suppliers or other third party on day to day basis.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya


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