World Food Programme (WFP)
Procurement Consultant – Togo Country Office (161966)
Requisition ID 161966 – Posted 28/04/2022 – Short Term Monthly – Africa, Western – Togo – Lome – Working Job Language (2) – PROCUREMENT
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Job Title: Procurement Consultant – Country Office Togo
Unit/Division: Procurement Unit / CO Togo
Contract Type: International Consultancy / CST
Contract duration: 11 months
Duty Station (City, Country): Lomé, Togo
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic is one of the smallest countries in Africa and home to 8.6 million people. Situated in the Gulf of Guinea, Togo serves as a critical corridor to enable the COVID-19 response to landlocked countries in the Central Sahel region.
Togo’s economy depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, with both sectors employing 60 percent of the labour force. Socio-political and economic turmoil coupled with devastating floods and now COVID-19 have seen a deterioration in its food and nutritional situation.
Nearly 1.3 million (22 percent of the population) require humanitarian assistance and over 280,000 people are at risk of falling into food insecurity. This includes an 18 percent rise in Moderate Acute Malnutrition and a 6.8 percent rise in Severe Acute Malnutrition. 15.2 percent of these children are at grave risk if nutrition treatments are not received.
This position aims to strengthen the compliance of WFP procurement activities in the Togo Country Office with applicable policies and procedures.
The Togo Country Office is recruiting a Procurement consultant who will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting information to maximize the effectiveness of procurement operations and activities. He/She will also be responsible for training and coordinating supply activities following WFP standards and procedures.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
Support procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g., issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard processes and contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
Contribute to the analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
Prepare the CO procurement annual plan 2022 with all unit collaboration and create the PR and PO on time to minimize delivery delays.
Support auditing of procurement activities by collating the necessary information for recommendations to be responded to appropriately to ensure conformity with compliance rules.
Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align procurement activities with wider Programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
Support training of WFP staff and farmers to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services, for example designing and reviewing training materials.
Guide and supervise a limited number of more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries.
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Process the market analyses for all different services or suppliers in Togo countries and created their Vendors on time to minimize the delay in the RFQ process in INTEND system.
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs and CBT modalities.
Participate in the CBT process for procurement and conducted the final evaluation.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Advanced University degree in Procurement, Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or another relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses
Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in handling routine transactions/ purchase of commodities/goods/services.
Experience developing timelines and cost reports for suppliers (e.g., retailers, wholesalers, and traders).
Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., logistics, ICT, Administration)
Broad or specialised knowledge of procurement practices and processes.
Experience in designing and implementing procurement and partnership networks.
Experience evaluating and selecting service providers and/or suppliers.
Experience identifying operational risks.
Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate specific processes and systems.
Willingness to travel.
Fluency (level C) in the French language and at least an intermediate knowledge (level B) in English (as the country is French-speaking)
WHY WORK WITH US?
This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team, based in a unique location, on a topic with high relevance. In addition, we offer:
➡️Meaningful and impactful careers:
Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve
➡️Continuous learning and training:
We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers
➡️Multicultural and stimulating work environment:
We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 MAY 2022
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