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Procurement Assistant (SSA 5) – Kampala (151360)

World Food Programme

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted October 24, 2021.

Procurement Assistant (SSA 5) – Kampala (151360) Jobs in World Food Programme Uganda vacancies in Uganda at World Food Programme

# Job Description

United Nations World Food Programme WFP 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. In
emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims
of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses
food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more
than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The
organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge
and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to
lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile

Brief description of WFP in Uganda
In Uganda, WFP provides monthly food in-kind and cash assistance to almost
1.3 million refugees across 13 rural settlements as well as other crisis-
affected populations, most recently providing emergency food assistance in
response to alarming levels of food and nutrition insecurity in the Karamoja
region. WFP Uganda also provides agricultural and market support to
smallholder farmers, buying directly from farmers for its school feeding
programme where possible. The UN agency uses its supply chain network to not
only transport food but also other commodities such as medical protective gear
to support the government COVID-19 response. WFP Uganda is also working
closely with the government to strengthen its social protection systems and
make them more responsive to shocks, both critical ingredients to achieving
food security.

We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Procurement
Assistant SSA 5 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be
employed on a short term 6 months contract.

The job is found in Uganda Country Office, reporting to Procurement Officer.

To provide operational and adminitrative support to the Non-Food procurement
sections-Goods and Services, hence contributing to the efficient and effective
delivery of procurement services.

• 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
• 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.
• Coordinate and monitor the delivery of procurement requisitions, verifying
receipt and inspection of deliverables, and performing follow up actions to
ensure supplies reach the operational areas.
• Research, collate and present information in standard formats, to enable
informed decision making and consistency of information presented to the
• 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.
• Liaise with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement
activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting
food assistance needs.
• Perform any other duties as required

Education: University degree or its equivalent in Procurement, Finance,
Economics or Business Studies is desirable from a reputable institution

Four 4 years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain.
Procurement specificity an added advantage.
Language: Fluency level C in English language.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Good working knowledge and experience using MS Office applications is a
• Knowledge of WFP procurement policies and rule, regulation and procedures is
• Good reporting and writing skills,
• Record management skills,
• Interpersonal skills,
• High sense of initiative,
• Good judgment and ready to work in a multicultural team environment.

• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates
articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s
work processes to supervisor.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP
activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s
responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new
skills and capabilities.
• Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from
different backgrounds.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for
colleagues in same area of work.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares
this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be
more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of
work with colleagues.
• Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in
completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own
tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in
meeting deadlines or commitments.
• Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with
critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

• Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering
with other units to supervisor.
• Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with
colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of
WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities
with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

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