Tuesday, 20 September 2022

New Job Vacancy UN at World WFP Tanzania, Procurement Officer - International Consultant - Level II

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Career Opportunities: Procurement Officer - International Consultant - Level II in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for 3 months (173402)
Requisition ID
173402 - Posted 20/09/2022 - Short Term Monthly - Africa, Southern - Tanzania, United Republic of - Dar-es-Salaam - Working Job Language (1) - SUPPLY CHAIN
 Job Description
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 or disability.

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.


  • Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional of 6 to 10 years relevant work experiences and/or training/courses.
  • Language Fluency (level C) in English language.
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The Procurement Consultant will be reporting to the Head of Supply Chain.

The Unit is looking into recruiting a Procurement Consultant reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, the candidate will manage, lead on and provide oversight to procurement operations, partnering with the key supply chain functions, such as logistics, to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Design procurement strategy to buy food from traders and smallholder farmers (SHF) as well as non-food items (NFI) to ensure smooth operations in Tanzania and in the neighboring countries.
  2. Provide oversight, guidance, and support to the Country Offices procurement team to implement best practice procurement policies and procedures, ensuring a strategic and proactive approach to procurement in compliance with wider WFP policies, standards and regulations.
  3. Support the head of supply chain in the implementation of the supply chain strategy, and lead and participate in actions of national capacity strengthening.
  4. Consolidate and analyze data to inform Country sourcing strategies or plan specialist procurement initiatives that support effective and cost optimizing purchase decisions, whether from traditional suppliers or off-takers.
  5. Lead the procurement of food and non-food items (NFI) and manage operational activities for the Country Office including issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts).
  6. Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
  7. Conduct supplier performance evaluation evidenced by procurement data and other relevant factors.
  8. Maintain a pool of reliable suppliers for all procurement items; Identify, develop and maintain strong relationships with all relevant suppliers and vendors.

9. Manage and coordinate effective relationships with inspection and superintendent firms to ensure quality control, specification conformity, volume assessment, monitoring and verification of deliveries.
10. Work in close collaboration with cross-functional counterparts including regional bureaus (Johannesburg and Nairobi) and HQ procurement to align procurement activities and promote an integrated supply-chain approach to food assistance.
11. Provide active support to cash-based transfer (CBT) activities by identifying and contracting retail stores, where needed.
12. Coordinate and prepare 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.
13. Manage the procurement teams ensuring appropriate development and enable high performance.
14. Build capacity of WFP staff and external partners to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and NFI and services e.g., through coaching, mentoring and provision of training sessions etc.
15. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of procurement specific risks.
16. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission
  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
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Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Tendering & Contracting Demonstrates ability to establish and manage small contracts/ portions of larger contracts that enhance the value WFP obtains from its engagements (e.g., cost, efficiency, quality).
Vendor Management Demonstrates working knowledge and understanding of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select vendors that meet the selection criteria.
Commodity/Product/Service Intelligence Selects appropriate products and/or services in own area based on a basic understanding of sources, country requirements, and public procurement principles/practices.
Systems & Reporting Demonstrates strong understanding of procurement systems, Corporate operating System and tools to conduct range of analyses and generate reports to drive decision making.
Ethics & Compliance Demonstrates ability to collect, collate and report records relating to ethics and compliance to assist in the analysis of audit findings.
  • Timely, cost-effective and efficient procurement of food, goods, and services from traders and small-scale suppliers.
  • Procurement operations and staff are managed, and leadership and oversight are provided on procurement issues.
  • Effective partnership is maintained with the key supply chain stakeholders and functions, such as logistics, to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.
  • Innovative projects initiated and/or supported for smallholder farmers (SHF).
  • Timely, concise, and effective analytical procurement report (corporate, periodic and ad hoc) for informed decision making.

  • Experience with procurement activities (such as purchasing and vendor research).
  • Experience conducting cost analyses.
  • Experience working with vendors or other partners.

Only qualified international candidates should apply for this position. All applications should be submitted through e-recruitment portal.

The deadline for applications is 04 October 2022.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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