Procurement Officer at WFP, Harare, Zimbabwe

Deadline: 6 March 2019

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Procurement Officer in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Procurement Officer will collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Procurement Officer 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 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.
  • 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 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 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:

  • Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and Shona/Ndebele .
  • Experience 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).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.