Fresher UN Business Support Assistant (Procurement) Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Support Assistant (Procurement)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Grade: SC4

About US:

The UN World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:  The Business Support Assistant (Procurement) will
be responsible for the completion of WFP procurement processes and activities
regarding some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. This position
is a Support position for the Procurement unit. It provides support to the food
and non-food procurement processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform administrative procurement
    activities in a timely manner, support professional staff in the
    acquisition of goods and services for efficient field operations:
  • Compile data, prepare and distribute
    documents to support sucessful procurement prgrammes and operational
    activities (e.g. issue tenders, evaluatre offers and negotiate/award
    contracts), ensuring standard processes are followed;
  • Review, record and prioritise purcahse
    requests ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is
    available, in order to enable the provurement of goods and services;
  • Coordinate and monitor the delivery of
    procurement requisitions, verifying receipt and inspection of
    deliverables, and performing follow-up actions to ensure supplies reach
    the operational areas;
  • Research, collate and present
    information in standard formats, to enable informed decision making and
    consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
  • Update, manage and maintain relevant
    databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organised
    and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements;
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to
    support the alignments of procurement activities with wider programmes and
    ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Business Support Assistant
    (Procurement) job placement should a Bachelor’s degree in any of the
    following areas: Procurement, Finance, Economics, Business Studies or any
    other related field, obtained from a recognized institution;
  • Two years of progressively responsible
    experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or any related field;
  • Proficient in both oral and written
  • Working knowledge and experience using
    MS Office Applications;
  • Possess good communication and record
    management skills

NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are
especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 22nd August 2019

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