Apply: WHO Procurement Officer

Deadline: 26 April, 2020

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The Procurement Officer works in the WHO organisational structure to provide support for managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities, and to ensure compliance with WHO organisational policies, procedures, rules and regulations in all administrative and financial matters and transactions.


  • Advises the Head of WHO Country Office (WR) for informed decision making on procurement transactions
  • Coordinates the preparation and submission of procurement plans by the different clusters of the budget centre
  • Prepares and monitors the implementation of procurement plans, ensuring objectives and priorities are met
  • Evaluates requests from technical units and partners and advises for compliance with WHO organisational rules and regulations
  • Administers procurement resources and ensures compliant and efficient use of standard operating procedures of procurement
  • Maintains the pre-qualified and assessed suppliers database
  • Maintains and monitors the overall activities of procurement, logistics, and contracting services for the office through the use of the GSM Oracle system and other procurement tools including the Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Provides reports, data and statistics
  • Provides guidance on procurement, logistics, contracting services to managers and staff
  • Ensures smooth running of operations of procurement transactions including goods and services ordering and delivery
  • Maintains regular contact with the Regional Contracting and Procurement Service (CPS/AFRO) and follows up on the Contract Review Committee (CRC) deliberations
  • Follows up on the shipment of items ordered with the forwarding companies and liaises with local authorities for taxes exemption and for timely clearing of the goods items from the customs
  • Acts as the Secretary for the Local Procurement Committee
  • Analyses and/or evaluates vendors performance, along with other designated staff members
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


  • First university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field (essential)
  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field (desirable)
  • Five years of experience, minimum, some of which in an international context, working in the area of procurement services, and logistics services for a programme (essential)
  • Sound knowledge and skills in procurement and budget
  • Concrete skills in implementing operations of procurement services and processes
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages (desirable)
  • Strong computer skills in office applications including Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Strong teamwork
  • Respect for individual and cultural differences
  • Strong communication skills

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