Procurement Officer

April 20, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 20, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
  • Experience
    2 Year
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

The World Health Organization (WHO) is hiring a Procurement Officer to support the effective delivery of procurement services for the Health Emergencies Programme in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) hub.


The role will contribute to WHO’s mission of helping countries coordinate international action to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Plan and analyze procurement actions, contracting issues, and courses of action
  • – Evaluate vendor performance on quality, pricing, delivery, and equipment
  • – Support bid invitations, quotation requests, offer reviews, and contract awards
  • – Evaluate and negotiate with suppliers to meet requirements and accept contracts
  • – Maintain supplier database, evaluate performance, and take action on non-compliance
  • – Draft audit responses and follow up on recommendations related to procurement
  • – Coordinate with teams on shipments, updates, claims for lost/damaged goods
  • – Maintain documentation and archiving system for purchase orders and reports
  • – Advise on technical specifications, templates, approaches, and policies
  • – Conduct e-tender exercises, review offers, and provide input on contract awards
  • – Publish tender documents on United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM)


  • – University degree in procurement, logistics, business administration, or related field
  • – 2+ years of experience in procurement or related field, preferably in an international organization
  • – Certified training in procurement (CIPS or equivalent) is desirable
  • – Strong skills in services procurement best practices
  • – Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and change management abilities
  • – Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and collaborate across levels
  • – Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • – Expert knowledge of English, knowledge of other UN languages is an asset
  • – Thorough knowledge in supply operations and procurement services
  • – Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • – Experience with Oracle ERP or similar packages

WHO offers an attractive remuneration package with benefits. Apply now if you meet the qualifications for this vital role in health emergency preparedness and response.