Procurement Officer

World Health Organization


Procurement Officer – (2305390)

Grade: NO-A
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Job Posting: Jun 13, 2023, 7:57:54 AM
Closing Date: Jun 28, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Mozambique-Maputo
Organization: AF_MOZ Mozambique
Schedule: Full-time

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Country Administrative Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organizational structure to assist managers and staff in fully discharging their responsibilities in the Global Management Information System (GSM) environment and to ensure compliance with institutional policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an enterprise resource planning (ERP)system.


  • Advises the head of the WHO country office for informed decision-making on procurement transactions;•Coordinates the preparation and submission of procurement plans by the various organizational groups of the budget center;•Prepares and monitors the implementation of the procurement plan ensuring that objectives and priorities are met and on track;•Evaluates requests from technical units and partners and advises on compliance with the Organization’s rules and regulations;•Administers procurement resources and ensures the consistent and efficient use of standard procurement procedures;•Maintains the database of pre-qualified and evaluated suppliers;•Maintains and monitors the overall activities of procurement, logistics and contracting services for the office by using the Oracle system in GSM oracle and other purchasing tools, including business intelligence (BI), and providing reports, data and statistics;•Provides advice to unit/program managers and managers and staff on procurement, logistics and contractual services;•Ensures the smooth running of purchasing operations, including the ordering and delivery of goods and services;•Maintains regular contact with the Contracting and Procurement Unit (SPC) of the Regional Office and follows up on decisions taken by the Contract Review Board (CRC);•Tracks the shipment of ordered items with shipping companies and liaises with local authorities for tax exemption and timely customs clearance of goods;•Provides the secretariat of the local procurement committee;•Analyzes and/or evaluates supplier performance with other designated personnel; and •Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential: A first-level university degree in business administration, public administration, management or a related field.
Desirable: A postgraduate degree in business administration, public administration ,management or a related field.

Essential: At least one (1) year of experience, some of which in an international context,in the field of procurement and logistics services for a program. Experience in the use of corporate resource planning systems or similar software packages

Strong purchasing and budgeting knowledge and skills.•Concreteskills in the implementation of service operations and purchasing processes.•Strongskills in the use of corporate resource planning systems or similar softwarepackages.•Strongcomputer skills in office applications, including Excel, Power Point and Word

WHO Competencies
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Working knowledge of Portugues will be an asset.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 36,300 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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