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National Project Personnel – Procurement- Sc8, Nairobi, Kenya

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Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi

Office: FAO Kenya

Closing date: Tuesday, 5 October 2021


National Project Personnel – Procurement- SC8

Job Posting: 21/Sep/2021

Closure Date: 05/Oct/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRKEN

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Duration : 6 MONTHS

Post Number : N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The position is located in the FAO Representation in Kenya.

Main Purpose

The NPP provides and coordinates day-to-day procurement operations, including specialized and complex processes and functions, ensuring consistency, timeliness and conformity with relevant rules, procedures and practices. He/ she provides procedural guidance to clients and staff across the Organization regarding procurement rules and procedures

Reporting Lines

The NPP will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the FAO Representative, and direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR (Administration) and in collaboration with the International Procurement Specialist (IPS), the National Procurement Specialist performs a wide range of routine administrative and control functions in support of FAO Kenya’s procurement services. He/ she contributes to transparent, expeditious and efficient procurement operations. The NPPmaintains a wide range of contact with managers, staff, and suppliers inside and outside the Organization, ensuring the quality and consistency of procurement support services and the compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

Technical Focus

The NPP provides and coordinates day-to-day procurement operations, including specialized and complex processes and functions, ensuring consistency, timeliness and conformity with relevant rules, procedures and practices. He/ she provides procedural guidance to clients and staff across the Organization regarding procurement rules and procedures

Impact of work

The incumbent’s work impacts on the quality, timeliness and efficiency of FAO Kenya’s procurement operations. She/he plays a lead role in the coordination and provision of the procurement support services for the successful achievement of the Department’s/Unit mandate.

Tasks and responsibilities


Coordinate with the requesting units for development and regular updates of annual procurement/LOA plans.

Ensure the correct application of the FAO rules and regulations in the process of procurement of Goods, Services and Works.

Perform operational functions relating to the procurement process, including the preparation of documents related to assigned procurement actions, issuance of tenders and purchase orders, evaluation of bids, follow-up with suppliers, attendance at tender opening panel, draft simple note to the files, amendments and/ or renewals to contracts and service orders under the guidance of the supervisor(s), applying in-depth knowledge of the procurement applications and regulations etc.;

Prepare and present cases to the relevant Procurement Committees.

Participate in and conducts site inspections, bidder’s conferences and contract negotiations.

Conduct market research to keep abreast of market developments; researches and analyses statistical data and market reports on the world commodity situation, production patterns and availability of goods and services;

Contribute to updating procurement policies and related tools, provides procurement reporting as well as clarification/information for auditing purposes.

Prepare monitoring reports, review and analyse data and make recommendations based on findings.

Perform any other duties as required


Minimum Requirements

University degree in in procurement, supply chain management, public/business administration or any other relevant field

3 – 4 years of relevant working experience with Advanced degree or 6-7 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree in procurement-related activities

Working knowledge of English and Swahili

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National of Kenya.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work

Experience in managing procurement in support of development programme with multiple thematic areas is desirable.

Thorough knowledge of the procurement regulations and procedures of any public or international entity or organization.

Good knowledge of the International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) and their application.

Thorough knowledge of the ERP Procurement Module

Experience in procurement supporting public, private or non-governmental entities that have national, regional or international operations is desirable


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.

Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org




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