WHO Procurement Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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WHO Procurement Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

WHO Kenya looking for “Procurement Officer”.

Applicants with a degree in University Degree may apply on or before April 26, 2024.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

The WHO has published a job vacancy announcement on April 12, 2024 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Procurement Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

WHO Job Vacancy 2024

Description Of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer Lead, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties:

  • Plan procurement actions involving analysis of a variety of contracting issues and /or identification of optional courses of action.
  • Analyze and evaluate information regarding vendor’s performance as regards quality, prices, delivery, and equipment concerning the organization’s requirements.
  • Support the preparation and distribution of invitations for bids and requests for quotations to qualified suppliers. Review offers and provide input on contract awards in compliance with the WHO standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Support the evaluation and negotiation with suppliers to ascertain their commitment and ability to meet specific requirements and accept new contracts.
  • Track and update the suppliers’ database, prepare suppliers’ performance evaluations, and identify and take appropriate action regarding suppliers who repeatedly fail to comply with the terms and conditions of their contracts.
  • Draft audit responses, review, and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to the procurement of goods or services.
  • Work closely with the Global Service Center (GSC), Regional Office, and HQ Procurement Teams to follow up on shipments, provide updates on delivery status or delays; resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Provide notice of shipment to consignees; prepare claims for lost, damaged, or incorrect shipments and assist in obtaining settlements as necessary; coordinate the resolution of claim issues with suppliers concerning their non-compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
  • Set up and maintain an appropriate documentation and archiving system to allow easy retrieval and use of purchase authorization/purchase orders and reports received.
  • Assist technical staff and requisitioning officers regarding technical specifications for services procurement; provide advice regarding relevant templates, approaches, and policies.
  • Prepare and conduct e-tender exercises for establishing LTAs. Review offers and provide input on contract awards in compliance with the WHO standards, policies, and procedures.
  • After having checked their quality, publish tender documents on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position in Organization:

  • Grade: No grade
  • Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
  • Job Posting: Apr 11, 2024, 12:40:58 PM
  • Closing Date: Apr 26, 2024, 3:29:00 AM
  • Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi
  • Organization: AF/EPR Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Schedule: Full-time


  • First university degree in public procurement, logistics, business or public administration, management or other related fields closely related to the position from an accredited/recognized institution.


  • At least two (2) years’ experience in procurement or any other fields closely related to the position, preferably in an international organization.
  • Experience in procurement of goods or services in line with WHO requirements.
  • Experience using Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning or similar packages.


  • Strong skills and knowledge of best practices of services procurement
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with people across the organization, ability to instil confidence, negotiate, and implement change.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work closely with international officials at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excell.

How to Apply WHO Procurement Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2402918

The Closing Date: April 26, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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