WHO is Recruiting Procurement Officer (Salary per Annum USD 35 661.24)

Closes 12 Feb 2024

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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;

• 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 inthe use of corporate resource planning systems or similar software packages


Strong purchasing and budgeting knowledge and skills.• Concrete skills in the implementation of service operations and purchasing processes.• Strong skills in the use of corporate resource planning systems or similar software packages.• Strong computer 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: Intermediate knowledge of French.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ZAR 679,175 (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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.

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