Regional Consultancy Roster – Procurement Officer for Latin America & the Caribbean At World Food Programme

Do you want to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide? This is your opportunity!

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


It’s a pool of potential candidates with the necessary mix of knowledge, experience, skills, and values that match with our priority hiring needs in WFP Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates who are recommended following the competitive selection process, will be placed in the Roster for a specific profile and level, for consultancy opportunities.


The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. This is your opportunity to be part of an organization with a humanitarian purpose “Saving Lives, Changing Lives”, and to be part of a talent pool for future Procurement Officer positions for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply


To collect, analyse, and report on information to maximise the efficiency of procurement operations and activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Depending on your experience and expertise areas, you will be involved to a greater or lesser degree in work related, but not limited, to the following:

Level I Consultancy:

  1. Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
  2. Support or manage procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard processes to contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
  3. Track and analyse data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
  4. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
  5. Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
  6. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  7. Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services, for example designing and reviewing training materials.
  8. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed goods and services to affected areas at the onset of the crisis. 10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs



  • Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/course.

Years of experience:

  • Level I consultancy: Three to five years of experience


  • Fluency (level C) in English & Spanish language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French is highly desirable.


  • Negotiation, Effective Communication, Ethics and Integrity, Problem solving orientation, Planning and Organization.**


Professional experience is desired (but not required) in one or several of the following areas:

  • Procurement activities (tendering and contracting, vendor management, systems and reporting, purchasing, vendor research, etc.).
  • Conducting cost analyses.
  • Working with vendors or other partners.
  • Humanitarian assistance and/or development work of the United Nations, or other international governmental or non-governmental organizations.


8 March 2022.

YOU ARE AT THE CENTER of our process, so we will maintain a fluid communication with you about the overall selection process.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values and humanitarian principles. Selection is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


  • After completing your application, you will receive a communication indicating that your profile has been successfully received.
  • All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess relevant experience and qualification.
  • Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further assessment or interviews and to confirm their continued interest and availability for the Roster.
  • Applicants who do not meet the selection criteria, will be informed about the status of their application.
  • Successful candidates will be placed in the Roster for consultancy opportunities. Rostered applicants may be contacted in the next 24 months on a needs basis.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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