Job Opportunity at WHO in Jordan: Senior Procurement Assistant

Date limite : 19 févr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Health Organization

Spécialités: Management et Marketing

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity at WHO in Jordan: Senior Procurement Assistant

World Health Organization is offering a job opportunity at its Representative's Office in Amman, Jordan, as a full-time Senior Procurement Assistant.

Contract duration: 

Temporary appointment for one year (Extension is subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and the continuing need for the position).

Required Qualifications:

  1. Completion of secondary school education supplemented by training in procurement/logistics/supply chain management.
  2. At least 8 years of relevant experience (transactions, service center or other business) of which at least 2 years of exposure to procurement/shipping activities.
  3. Ability to work independently, manage and prioritize in difficult and complex situations and especially under pressure.
  4. Proven knowledge of procurement regulations and procedures.
  5. Proven problem solving and analytical capacity and strong attention to detail.
  6. Demonstrated ability to document and communicate, in both verbal and written form, to various levels in the organization including senior management.
  7. Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  8. Very good organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines.
  9. Possessing WHO competencies: Teamwork, Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences, Communication, Knowing and managing oneself, and Moving forward in a changing environment.
  10. Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of the local language.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. A university degree in business administration, procurement/logistics/supply chain management, social sciences or a related field is an asset.
  2. Relevant experience in the UN system, experience in a large scale of procurement in the health sector.
  3. Intermediate knowledge of French.

Job Duties:

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Prepare and update procurement plans of the Country Office in coordination with technical and emergency units, with a particular focus on large-scale health commodity procurements.
  2. Identify the proper procurement method and potential suppliers in the health sector, communicate and negotiate with suppliers when needed.
  3. Evaluate and analyze the received offers and recommend the awarded suppliers.
  4. Ensure that the prices are reasonable and that the technical/admin clearances are obtained.
  5. Prepare the adjudication reports with recommendations for review and approval.
  6. Ensure adherence to the standard WHO guidelines on procurement, the accuracy of the information, completion of required supporting documents and check availability of funds.
  7. Provide technical units and country offices with the estimated cost of needed supplies/services to estimate their budgets.
  8. Arrange for the meetings of the Country Procurement Committee by identifying with partners suitable dates, compiling and disseminating necessary background documents related to the cases to be presented.
  9. Maintain and update the suppliers' database including completion of the supplier evaluation forms for all suppliers contracted by WHO Jordan office.
  10.  Generate procurement reports and briefings on the status of all transactions for the review of the supervisor. Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries, alert supervisor/technical units of any gaps in the transactions, and recommend solutions.
  11. Coordinate Logistical arrangements for transporting and entering goods into Jordan.
  12. Execute customs clearance administrative and logistical arrangements for importing good and releasing them to be handed over to the requestor.
  13. Support the logistic work arrangements and organization of conferences, seminars, meetings, and other events implemented.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at JOD 18,034 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

About World Health Organization:

The organization's goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. They strive to combat diseases; infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. They also help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age, and ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink, and the medicines and vaccines they need.

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