Procurement Associate - G6 in Kabul


Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary:
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme
Experience:
Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Gender: Male/Female
Education:
Closing Date: 2021-12-07

About United Nations World Food Programme:

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food-insecure Afghans, including women and children, and families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In the approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to provide comprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes, which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition Programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems.

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.


Job Description:

1.    Provide operational coordination and administrative services, to support procurement projects and activities relating to cash-based transfers (CBT) interventions, following standard processes, and contributing to the effective procurement relating to cash-based transfers (CBT) interventions.
2.    Identify and recommend potential suppliers (including Financial Service Providers and retailers/wholesalers) and compile data/documents to support the selection of suppliers (including Financial Service Providers and retailers/wholesalers), ensuring standard processes are followed.
3.    Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests, and provide support to requisitioners, to support the procurement relating to cash-based transfers (CBT) interventions, at lowest cost to WFP.
4.    Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers (including Financial Service Providers and retailers/wholesalers) on terms and conditions of contracts, alongside a senior officer, to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP.
5.    Prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, to enable the swift purchase relating to cash-based transfers (CBT) interventions.
6.    Resolve issues related to procurement for cash-based transfers (CBT) interventions, using initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems.
7.    Research, collect and analyze data to produce reports to enable informed decisionmaking by Procurement Officers, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
8.    Manage updates and further develop databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organized, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
9.    Maintain relationships with internal counterparts, to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs relating to cash-based transfers (CBT) interventions.
10.    Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.
11.    Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food, cash-based transfers (CBT) solutions and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
12.    Perform other related duties as required.
 


Job Requirements:

Education:  

Preferably a University Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance and related training. Minimum requirement is completion of secondary school education coupled with relevant experience.

Experience:    

Three or more years of progressively responsible work experience in procurement, supply chain, or logistics and Demonstrated familiarity with locally purchased commodities/goods/services (e.g., cash based, in-kind donations). Experience conducting supplier research and coordinating with financial service providers, retailers, wholesalers and traders. Demonstrated knowledge of procurement processes and linkages with other operations (e.g., logistics, programme).

Knowledge & Skills:    

    Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
    Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.
    Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
    Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.

Language:    

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Fluency in oral and written local languages is desirable.


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