Procurement Associate - SC6 - Damascus

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: World Food Programme
Closing date: 31 Aug 2021
  1. Provide operational coordination and administrative services, to support procurement projects and activities, following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services.
  2. Identify and recommend potential suppliers, and compile data/documents to
    the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
  3. Review, record and priorities purchasing requests, and provide
    support to requisitions, in order to support
    the procurement of appropriate goods and services, at lowest cost to WFP.
  4. 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.
  5. Prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any
    documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, to enable the swift purchase of goods and services.
  6. Resolve issues related to delivered goods, using initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems.
  7. Research, collect and analyze data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by Procurement Officers, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  8. Manage updates and further develop databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organized, and available for others to access, and
    reporting requirements.
  9. Maintain relationships with internal counterparts, to
    the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  10. Supervise the work of
    support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual
    and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.
  11. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to
    WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  12. Any other duties as assigned

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