WFP Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya

WFP Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya

  • 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.

    Job Purpose

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

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    You will:

    • 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.

    Key Accountabilities (continued)

    You will:

    • 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.


    • 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

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

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

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

    • Fluency in both oral and written English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; WFP Procurement Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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