Website World Food Programme (WFP)
The WFP has published a job vacancy announcement on 9th May 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Procurement Officer Local Regional Food Procurement Policy to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
|Recruiter||World Food Programme|
|Position||Procurement Officer Local Regional Food Procurement Policy|
|Total Vacant Post||N/A|
|Experience Required||Minimum Eight years|
|Application Deadline||22nd May 2022|
WFP Job Vacancy 2022
Job Purpose: The World Food Programme (WFP) procures food items to support the agency’s global fight against hunger. These procurement activities include both direct (from Producers) and indirect (through Traders/Intermediaries) purchases of both raw and processed food items, such as Specialised Nutritious Foods (SNFs). In 2019 the Local and Regional Food Procurement Policy (LRFPP) was published with the objective of ensuring that WFP’s procurement activities not only meet the supply needs of the agency but also contribute more broadly to the elimination of hunger by supporting local food producers and the development of sustainable food systems in vulnerable regions. With the inclusion of Sudan in RBN, one-third of all the food WFP buys globally is in this region, and although much of that is local procurement, there is potential for more. Three Country Offices in RBN are piloting the implementation of the LRFPP, being Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sudan. These pilots aim to promote and support the development of more inclusive food procurement systems within formal and informal markets, with a view to protecting and improving local food systems. Greater access to large and stable markets can not only raise the incomes of smallholder farmers in the region at a time when they have been so severely hit by the economic impacts of Covid-19, but also sustain and increase their ability and incentives to invest in crop production and quality. The pilots will allow RBN to capitalize on more than a decade of efforts and investments to support smallholder market access, school feeding, and key government institutions. It will also generate important lessons and insights for WFP, government agencies, development partners, and producer organizations in RBN and other middle-income countries.
Position in Organization:
- Procurement Officer – Local Regional Food Procurement Policy
- Requisition ID: 162321
- Posted: 09/05/2022
- Fixed Term: Africa
- Central & Eastern: Kenya, Nairobi
- Deadline: 22nd May 2022
- Advanced University degree in Agricultural Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Economics, Development Studies, or related fields. A First University degree with additional relevant years of related work experience in agribusiness, value chain/ market development, and inclusive business is advantageous. Additional professional courses in Agricultural Business/Economics or related fields are also a plus.
- At least 8-10 years of meaningful and progressive professional experience in food trade business, agribusiness, and/or value chain/ market development. Experience working in the EAC region and/or a multicultural and fast-paced environment is an added value.
How to Apply WFP Procurement Officer Local Regional Food Procurement Policy Jobs 2022
Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
The Closing Date: 22nd May 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.