Senior Procurement Associate, Khartoum, Sudan

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Sudan

City: Khartoum, Sudan

Office: WFP Khartoum

Grade: G-7

Job Posting Information

Opening date: 31 March 2021

Closing date: 13 April 2021


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 diversity and gender balance.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s experienced and talented team to plan and manage field operations to ensure the effective and efficient deployment of food assistance programmes and use of allocated resources in order to change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for a

Senior Procurement Associate for our offices in

Khartoum in Sudan to be hired on a

Fixed-Term contract at the

G7 level.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP 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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan - with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).


To lead a comprehensive range of procurement support activities, performing research and analysis, and providing recommendations to support the efficient and effective procurement services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide operational coordination and guidance, to support procurement projects and activities following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services.

Identify, assess and recommend potential suppliers, and ensure necessary data/documents are distributed to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.

Review, amend and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide recommendations to requisitioners, to support the procurement of goods and services, at lowest cost to WFP.

Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, with guidance from a Procurement Officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP.

Review and prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, in order to enable the swift purchase of goods and services.

Conduct research and analysis on a range of data, and produce substantive reports providing insight and recommendations to Procurement Officers and enabling informed decision-making.

Design, develop and oversee the maintenance of databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.

Act as an escalation point, liaising with suppliers and providing solutions to complex issues related to delivered goods, using initiative and following process, to ensure timely resolution of problems.

Work in collaboration with internal counterparts, in order to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.

Manage a team of staff, providing advice, guidance and training, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.

Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary paraprofessional training or certification in Procurement or other related field.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.


Experience coordinating with suppliers (e.g. retailers, wholesalers and traders)

Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement processes with other units/ teams (e.g., logistics)

Experience supervising teams


To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women. WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc. In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing date: 13 April 2021

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals or those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations. Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not be considered for this position.

WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.

Applicants should state the duty stations they are interested in while completing their cover letters.


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