Procurement Associate (Food)

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Procurement Associate (Food)

Description

Procurement Associate (Food) SC6 Kampala, Kampala, UgandaAct as focal point with the national agro market stakeholders (e.g., farmer organisations), actively participate in forums and contribute to the development procurement plans, policies on grain trade, country reserve and others.
Support procurement programs and operational activities (e.g., issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard procedures and contributing to successful procurement of food.
Contribute to analysis of data to provide recommendations for process improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: The ideal candidate for Procurement Associate job placement should hold first degree or more in food science and technology, Agricultural science, procurement, economics, commerce, business administration or other relevant field. Additional and related professional qualifications and experience will be an added advantage

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

At least five (5) or more years of progressive work in procurement, particularly in food procurement, out grower aggregation or schemes, with experience in coordinating procurement activities in larger operations gained from reputable organisations.
Experience in managing the physical purchases of commodities/products/services in complex situation.
Experience developing procurement plans, with timelines and cost reports for suppliers (e.g., retailers, wholesalers, and traders).
Demonstrated experience coordinating procurement process with other units/teams.

 

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