Procurement Officer FT NOA, Cox's Bazar

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JOB RELATED KEY INFORMATION:

Job Title: Procurement Officer FT NOA, Cox's Bazar

Grade: National Officer, NOA

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Duration of contract: 1 year, renewable

Vacancy Number: 169326

Date of Publication: 14 July 2022

Deadline of publication: 27 July 2022

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

No of Position: One (1)

Duty Station: Cox's Bazar

Nationality: Bangladeshi only

Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale

JOB PURPOSE

To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities in Cox’s Bazar.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Job holder will lead and guide the team in Cox’s Bazar and will directly report to the Head of Procurement in Dhaka. Job holder will be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed, and heavily engaged into day-to-day procurement operations;

1. Coordinate with the procurement team in Dhaka Country Office to harmonize procurement actions when and where necessary

2. 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 non-food commodities or services.

3. Contribute to analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.

4. 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.

5. Support auditing of procurement activities by collating the necessary information for recommendations to be responded to appropriately to ensure conformity with compliance rules.

6. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.

7. 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.

8. Guide and lead a limited number of more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries.

9. 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.

10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

11. Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in economics, Commerce, Business Administration, or other relevant field, or Bachelor’s degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses,

EXPERIENCE:

• At least 5 years of experience in goods and services procurement with minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the similar field.

• Experience on construction and/or retails procurements, supplier relationship management, goods and services market intelligence, communicating and coordinating with UN agencies or large international conglomerates, servicing client units or client offices.

• Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., Administration, IT, Engineering, Logistics, Retail, Cash-based transfers, etc).

Language: Strong communication skill in English and Bangla

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Leads by example with integrity

• Drives results and delivers on commitments

• Fosters inclusive and collaborative

• Applies strategic thinking

• Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships

• High-level writing skills for procurement documentations

• Managerial skills

• Negotiation skills

• Time-management

HOW TO APPLY:

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ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to http://www.wfp.org/videos/zero-hunger

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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. WFP provides life-saving assistance to more than 850,000 Rohingya refugees and over 300,000 most vulnerable households in the local communities. WFP implements a range of programmes including integrated food and nutrition assistance, school feeding activities, emergency preparedness, and tailored livelihoods programme to support the most vulnerable population.

For more on WFP Cox's Bazar World Humanitarian Day video 2021

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

27 July 2022 (Wednesday).

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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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