Procurement Associate at WFP, Cairo, Egypt


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Deadline: 24 September 2022

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Associate in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 1 year.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Procurement Associate will perform the following functions:

  • 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 analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurem ent activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
  • Support auditing of procurement activities by col lating 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 procure ment activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  • Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and nonfood 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 emergenc y preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

    Other as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • First University degree in business administration, finance, supply chain, or related fields.
  • At least 6 years of progressive experience in procurement / supply chain or similar.
  • Experience of working in Procurement is desired, preferably with UN agencies, however experience of working in public procurement or with private procurement departments is also suitable.
  • Experience of undertaking procurement for complex services, identifying and evaluating vendors, preparing tender packages, and undertaking detailed analysis of tender offers is an advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required.
  • Nationality of Egypt.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, visit WFP.

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