Procurement Officer, Yaounde, Cameroon, Yaoundé, Cameroon (NO-B)
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Yaoundé, Cameroon, Cameroon
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Job Title : Procurement Officer

Job Level :

NOB (National Officer B)

Number of openings : Unit / Division :

Unit / Division : Supply Chain

Contract duration :

12 months (renewable)

Duty station : Yaoundé

About WFP

Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Our mission 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.

Organisational context

In Cameroon, the WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan CSP (2018 - 2021) endeavours to ensure that targeted food-insecure and vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable and inclusive food systems and increased resilience to shocks to meet their food and nutrition needs.

Under this CSP, WFP will design and implement interventions to address food and nutrition security challenges, from production through to consumption.

WFP will work with its partners to establish long-term interventions to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities in North / South West, North, Adamaoua and East regions.

The situation in the North West and South West regions continues to be marked by armed clashes, with 2.3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in early 2020 in comparison to 1.

3 million in early 2019. The security trends continue to affect humanitarian access and creating regular new population displacements.

Why work with us?

  • WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world's most vulnerable people.
  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.
  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.
  • Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!
  • Join us to make a difference, watch this video to know more about us!!

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    Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive) :

    Under the direct supervision of a Country office Procurement Officer :

  • Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
  • Support or manage procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate / award contracts), following standard processes to contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
  • Track and analyse data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
  • 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.
  • Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  • 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.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed goods and services to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs. Other as required.

    What are the expected results / outputs?

    You will :

  • Deliver timely and quality food, goods, and services to persons of concern in compliance with procurement rules and procedures.
  • Satisfy units clients by the services rendered by the Procurement Unit.
  • Perform and apply appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement services.
  • Qualifications and Key Requirements

    Qualifications, skills, experience :

  • Experience with procurement activities (purchasing, vendor research, etc.).
  • Experience conducting cost analyses.
  • Experience working with vendors or other partners
  • Degree level : 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

    Type of Degree : Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Management, Law, Economics, or another related field .

    Years of work experience : 5 years of progressively responsible, practical and support experience in procurement, including administration services, program, or another related field.

    Language : Fluency (level C) in English language and French.

    Other desirable skills :

  • Computer knowledge in word processing, spreadsheet, Outlook, etc is required.
  • General knowledge of UN procurement policies, rules, regulations and procedures, administrative policies, good team spirit.
  • Ability to identify and resolve operational problems with substantial independence.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work systematically, effectively and accurately.
  • Ability to train other staff regarding relevant work responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate assignments to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure.
  • Deadline for application

    Date : 29th March 2021 at 11 : 59 PM

    This position open to Cameroonian nationals only.

    Terms and Conditions

    WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated.

    We aim to achieve parity in our teams in West and Central Africa.

    Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

    WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on HIV / AIDS status.

    ï 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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