Procurement Officer (Fixed-Term NOA), WFP Regional Office in Cairo (161567) Requisition ID 161567 – Posted 28/04/2022 – Fixed Term – Africa, Central & Eastern – Egypt – Cairo – Working Job Language (2) – PROCUREMENT  Job Description Print Preview Apply

World Food Programme (WFP)



World Food Programme (WFP)

Procurement Officer (Fixed-Term NOA), WFP Regional Office in Cairo (161567)
Requisition ID 161567 – Posted 28/04/2022 – Fixed Term – Africa, Central & Eastern – Egypt – Cairo – Working Job Language (2) – PROCUREMENT
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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

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.

 

WHY WORK AT WFP?

 

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES ❤
Make a difference the world will notice.
We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.

 

GLOBAL COMMUNITY 🌍
Build bridges that unite people across the world.
Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives.
How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels.

 

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES 💡
Unlock possibilities you never thought you’d find.
WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

 

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE ⭐
Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential.
WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely find in many other organizations.

 

Join us to make a difference
Watch this video to know more about us!!
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzGbaRAhz8&feature=youtu.be

JOB PURPOSE

RB (Regional Bureaus) Cairo Supply Chain is responsible for purchasing a variety of foodstuffs for delivery to the countries in the region. As a Procurement Officer for Food, the candidate will be responsible for tendering and contracting within a public-procurement framework in support of both emergencies and ongoing operations. The officer is expected to manage relationships with vendors, request units at the country level, provide reports for management, and perform these duties in a professional and ethical manner.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Procurement Officer to collect, analyze and report on information to maximize the efficiency of supply chain operations and activities and help in developing different procurement strategies. this post requires a willingness to travel, including travel to emergency locations.
If you’re interested to be part of a fast-moving deadline-driven team and you are interested to bring your leadership skills and logical thinking to save lives, please do not hesitate to apply.

DELIVERABLES

1. Delivering requested food within the contractual period and per WFP specifications.
2. Maintain and update short lists of suppliers to ensure WFP is able competitively source various commodities from different countries
3. Evaluate and recommend procurement actions based upon costs, timelines, and market considerations to management while advocating the best interests of WFP

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. 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.
2. Contribute to the analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
3. Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP (World Food Programme) wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
4. Support auditing of procurement activities by collating the necessary information for recommendations to be responded to appropriately to ensure conformity with compliance rules.
5. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
6. Support training of WFP staff 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.
7. Guide and supervise a limited number of more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries.
8. 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.
9. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
10. Other as required.

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

• Advanced University Degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting, or another relevant field with an additional 5 years of relevant work experience
• First University Degree with an additional 8 years of relevant work experience

Experience:

Handle Routine Transactions/Purchase of Commodities/Goods/Services
Developing timelines and cost reports for suppliers
Experience coordinating procurement process with other units/teams

Knowledge & Skills:

Seeks information from requesting units, suppliers, and other stakeholders to perform duties in a transparent and correct way
Maintains an informed and professional demeanor with internal as well as external partners and stakeholders
Familiar with food quality standards and requirements for international delivery by ship and truck, through ports and cross border
Familiar with performing public-procurement actions and the necessary steps and methods to maintain ethical standards
Supervisory and Leadership skills are preferred

 

Language:

• Fluency Level C in English Language and Arabic
• Intermediate Knowledge of another second, official UN (United Nations) Language (desirable)

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
People

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
Performance

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Partnership

Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JOB TITLE: PROCUREMENT OFFICER
TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT: FIXED TERM/NOA
DURATION & START DATE: 1 YEAR RENEWABLE
UNIT/DIVISION:SUPPLY CHAIN
DUTY STATION (City, Country): REGIONAL BUREAU IN CAIRO (RBC), CAIRO, EGYPT
REPORTS TO: REGIONAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application no later than Saturday, 14 May 2022.


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