Saturday, 1 June 2019

Job Opportunity at World Food Programme, Procurement Assistant

Procurement Assistant  

The World Food Programme, the food aid organization of the United Nations, is seeking to recruit a well-qualified Tanzanian to fill the following

Position: Procurement Assistant– Service Contract Appointment- G 5

Position No.18/2019
Expected appointment date: Immediate
Duration: One Year (renewable on satisfactory performance)
Location: Dar es salaam (1 position)

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Procurement section, the Procurement Assistant will perform the following duties:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is available, in order to enable the procurement of goods and services.
  • Coordinate and monitor the delivery of procurement requisitions, verifying receipt and inspection of deliverables, and performing follow up actions to ensure supplies reach HQ and field operations.
  • Contribute Research, collate and present information in standard formats, to enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
  • Update, manage and maintain relevant databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs. 
  • 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.
  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications
Education: Completion of secondary school education or First University
degree with additional years of work experience in the related functional
area is desirable Experience:

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


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proven ability to communicate a clear vision and inspire, motivate and coach a team to achieve outstanding performance.
  • Effective communication, stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills. Language: Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

The position number and title stated in this advertisement should be clearly indicated in the application. Applications should be sent with a detailed CV to: tanzania.hr@wfp.org

The application deadline is 10th June 2019.