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World Food Programme

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Procurement Officer Talent Pool


Job ID: 984351
Job Views: 189
Location: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Job Category: Executive, Management, Professional Services
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 07.01.2015

Job Description

Procurement Officer Talent PoolThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works around the globe 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.We are building a Procurement Officer Talent Pool that will be comprised of highly competent professionals who can play a key role in helping achieve zero hunger. All applicants will go through a comprehensive selection and assessment process to demonstrate their technical and organisational capabilities and the potential to grow and work across different field locations. Successful applicants will remain in the Talent Pool for 12 months, and can be considered for short or long-term international professional employment opportunities at entry and mid-management levels (P2, P3 and P4), in Country Offices, Regional Bureaux and Headquarters.Strategic Purpose of the FunctionThe WFP Global Procurement Team, as a trusted partner of operations, supplies proactive procurement solutions with accountability. WFP purchases an annual average of 2.4 million tons of mixed food commodities valued at over US$ 1 billion and goods & services valued at some US$500 million for operations in 80 countries.Job Purpose P2 level: Procurement Officers at the P2 level operate with a high degree of independence, guide more junior staff to ensure effective procurement services. They collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities. P3 level: Procurement Officers at the P3 level support diverse initiatives or multi-country operations or lead operations within a Country Office. They are operating in an environment where the complexity of managing procurement operations is moderate e.g. may include a varied range of goods and services, food procurement and cash and vouchers. They lead on or provide technical advice and oversight to procurement field operations of moderate complexity, partnering with the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries. P4 level: Procurement Officers at the P4 level operate in an environment where the complexity of managing procurement operations is high e.g. involving high value/volume, or a range of procurement needs such as cash and vouchers, small holder farmer procurement, local, regional and international procurement, and production and procurement of special nutritious foods. They lead on or provide technical advice and oversight to procurement field operations of high complexity, partnering with key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries. They require a high level of experience and knowledge to credibly influence supply chain strategies at senior levels across functions and with local partners.


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