UN World Food Programme Procurement Assistant Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Procurement Assistant Jobs in Uganda


About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

    Language:

  • General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.

    Job Purpose

    The job holder will perform and apply appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement 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 prioritize purchasing requests, ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is available, 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, organized,
    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, 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.
  • Any other duties as required

    Qualifications
  • A University degree in any of the following disciplines: Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance, Business Studies, Economic or any related field is highly desirable;
  • At least four years working experience in Procurement, Logistics, or Supply Chain;
  • Experience in Procurement/Logistics work routines and methods;
  • Experience in Vendor management
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English
  • Fluency in the local languages used in in South West Uganda

    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
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Procurement Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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