Le PAM recherche un Chargé des achats, Niamey, Niger
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, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
Professional Experience: at least one year of post graduate experience in a similar position
Language: Fluency (level C) in French and English
This position is located in the Country Office in Niamey. The job holder will report to the Head of Procurement Unit. The job holder is likely to 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.
To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. 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 food and non-food commodities or services.
2. Contribute to analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
3. 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.
4. Support auditing of procurement activities by collating the necessary information for recommendations to be responded to appropriately to ensure conformity with compliance rules.
5. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
6. 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.
7. Guide and supervise a limited number of more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with simple analysis and queries.
8. 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.
9. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
10. Other as required.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
- Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
- Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
- Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
- Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Tendering & Contracting||Demonstrates ability to establish and manage small contracts/ portions of larger contracts that enhance the value WFP obtains from its engagements (e.g., cost, efficiency, quality).|
|Vendor Management||Demonstrates working knowledge and understanding of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select vendors that meet the selection criteria.|
|Commodity/Product/Service Intelligence||Selects appropriate products and/or services in own area based on a basic understanding of sources, country requirements, and public procurement principles/practices.|
|Systems & Reporting||Demonstrates strong understanding of procurement systems, Corporate operating System and tools to conduct range of analyses and generate reports to drive decision making.|
|Ethics & Compliance||Demonstrates ability to collect, collate and report records relating to ethics and compliance to assist in the analysis of audit findings.|
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Experience handling routine transactions/ purchase of commodities/goods/services.
- Experience developing timelines and cost reports for suppliers (e.g. retailers, wholesalers and traders).
- Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., logistics, ICT, Administration).
- PROCUREMENT EXECUTION-Tendering & Contracting
- PROCUREMENT EXECUTION-Vendor Management
- PROCUREMENT EXECUTION-Commodity / Product / Service Intelligence
- PROCUREMENT EXECUTION-Systems & Reporting
- PROCUREMENT EXECUTION-Ethics & Compliance
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WFP offers equal opportunities to all
WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions.
WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.
Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles
Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
Remuneration: The gross salary for this grade varies from 17.902.000 fcfa to 22.431.000 fcfa per annum in addition to which you will be granted an allowance for spouse and dependent children under certain conditions.
Eligibility: This vacancy is open to candidates of Nigerien nationality.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
WFP is an employer of choice for women. We value your contributions and are sensitive to your needs. That is why:
“We work to ensure that you have a work/life balance”
- 6 months maternity leave with full pay.
- breastfeeding breaks of up to 2 hours per day and rooms for nursing mothers.
- Flexible working hours (due to illness of children, spouse, etc.) including telecommuting if necessary.
- “We encourage and work to develop your career” through:
- opportunities for growth and development of leadership capabilities.
- training opportunities, capacity building to boost their career.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21.09.2023
Closing date of application: 21 Septembre 2023
Applications should be sent only on-line through WFP recruitment website.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you do not hear from us within 2 months, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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.