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Procurement Associate (SC6), Kampala (151221)

World Food Programme

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

Procurement Associate (SC6), Kampala (151221) 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
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to
improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food
assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition,
WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition
assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income
country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its
role in Uganda.

We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Procurement
Associate, SC6 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed
on a short-term one-year renewable contract.

The job is found in Uganda Country Office, reporting to the Head of

To provide operational coordination, and administrative activities of
procurement projects and functions, following standard processes and
contributing to the effective delivery of procurement of food, goods, and

• Provide operational coordination and administrative services, to support
procurement projects and activities, following standard processes and
contributing to the effective procurement of food, goods and services.
• Identify and recommend potential suppliers, and compile data/documents to
support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
• Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide support to
requisitioners, in order to support the procurement of appropriate food, goods
and services, at lowest cost to WFP.
• Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of
orders, alongside a senior officer, in order to obtain the best terms and
lowest costs for WFP.
• Prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for
approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within
delegated authority, to enable the swift purchase of food, goods and services.
• Resolve issues related to delivered food, goods or services, using
initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes, to
ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems.
• Research, collect and analyse data in order to produce reports to enable
informed decision-making by Procurement Officers, and consistency of
information presented to stakeholders.

• Manage updates and further develop databases and records, to ensure
information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and
supports reporting requirements.
• Maintain relationships with internal counterparts, to support the alignment
of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach
to meeting food assistance needs.
• Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and
guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered 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.
• Perform any other duties as required.

Education: University degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Economics,
Commerce, Business Administration or another relevant field,

• At least six 6 years of progressive work experience in food, goods &
services procurement in large operations gained from reputable organizations;
• Experience managing the physical purchase of commodities/products/services
in complex situations;
• Experience conducting analyses and developing reports
• Language: Fluency level C in the English language

• Demonstrated knowledge of procurement processes and linkages with other
operations e.g., logistics.
• Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/
• Good working knowledge and experience in MS Office applications is a
• General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procurement
• Good reporting and writing skills,
• Proactive, with initiative and negotiation skills,
• Good communication skills,
• Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations
multicultural team environment.

• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the
most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and
partners in the field.
• Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve
team’s work processes and productivity.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to
specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each
unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development
opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self,
colleagues and direct reports.
• Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build
rapport in own unit.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of
junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential
challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and

• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be
creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their
respective tasks and areas of work.
• Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback
to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to
team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own
commitment to the team.
• Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on
when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or
in the field.

• Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP
units to accomplish missions in the field.
• Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to
team on how to build relationships with external partners.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct
reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships
in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors,
and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the
needs of internal and external partners.

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**Closing Date** : 12 Nov. 2021

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