Procurement Assistant – FT, G5

$177,136 - $263,932 / YEAR Expired 1 month ago
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JOB DETAIL

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, Color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is 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. Food assistance extends well beyond the traditional view of “food aid” as transfers of food commodities to hungry people.
It seeks not only to save lives and protect livelihoods in the short term, but also to combat the root causes of hunger in the medium and long term for a world with zero hunger.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Type and level of contract: Fixed Term – Level 5
Duty station: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: one year (renewable)

WHY WORK AT WFP?

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES ❤
Make a difference, and 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 a 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 to find in many other organizations.

Join us to make a difference.

Watch this video to learn more about WFP; the 2020 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE!!

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/world-food-programme_thankyou-nobelpeaceprize-activity-6721012515532234752-RRa6/

WHAT WE OFFER?

Unique experience:-
You will learn about WFP and its culture through real-life work experience, a field visit to one of the WFP sites in Egypt and exposure to various job roles. We will provide you with relevant soft skills on-the-job training and feedback to kick-start your professional career. Through this experience, you will develop new skills and make new connections that very well might provide professional references for you someday.
Clear responsibilities as of day 1:-
You will have clear job responsibilities and live the experience of being a WFP employee.
Continuous mentoring and coaching:-
You will work with professional teams and receive formal training and ongoing coaching.
Networking opportunities:-
You will get to enrich your skills and work with people from 30+ nationalities.

JOB PURPOSE

To perform and apply appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Perform administrative procurement activities in a timely and efficient manner, to support Professional staff in the acquisition of goods and services for efficient field operations.
2. Compile data, prepare and distribute documents, to support successful procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g., issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), ensuring standard processes are followed.
3. Review, record, and prioritize purchasing requests, ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is available, in order to enable the procurement of goods and services.
4. Coordinate and monitor the delivery of procurement requisitions, receipts verification, inspection of deliverables, and performing follow up actions to ensure supplies reach HQ and field operations.
5. Research, collate and present information in a standard format, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
6. Update, manage and maintain relevant databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organized, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
7. Liaise with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
8. Provide technical support and/or allocate work to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.
9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business Administration or any other related functional area.
Experience: minimum 5 years or more of relevant experience in procurement, purchasing, supply chain, conducting supplier research and coordinating with retailers, wholesalers, and traders.
Language: Excellent command in both English & Arabic oral and writing.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Has worked on procurement activities.
• Experience conducting analyses and developing reports.
• Experience working with suppliers or other third party on day to day basis.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary: As per the established UN salary scale within the country
Staff Assessment: A staff assessment, comparable to national income tax, shall be applied to the gross salaries and such other payments as are computed on the basis of salary. The assessment shall be calculated at rates set forth in the FAO Administrative Manual.
Dependency allowances: Applicable to children up to 18 years of age, or up to 21 years in full-time school attendance. Up to 6 children.
United Nation Joint pension fund: A deduction of 7.9% from the pensionable remuneration will be made from the net salary, the WFP will contribute of 15.8%.
Medical Insurance: Mandatory for staff member and can be extended to dependents in a cost sharing.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for submitting applications is on Saturday 6 April 2024.

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Cairo, Egypt
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