Procurement Consultancy Roster for WFP Caribbean Multi-Country Office at World Food Programme

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 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.


In Latin America and the Caribbean, WFP supports national efforts to improve food and nutrition security and reduce the impact of emerging crises, natural disasters, and climate change among vulnerable populations.

WFP opened a Caribbean office in 2018. The WFP Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO) covers 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, and the primary work is on capacity-strengthening for emergency preparedness.

WFP Caribbean MCO is based in Barbados, but with significant travel and emergency preparedness and response, is lending its emergency expertise to support response efforts in the Caribbean, through the WFP Caribbean MCO, which is reeling from the risks posed by COViD19. WFP is supporting the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA,) the National Disaster Offices of the CDEMA states (NODs), and UN / NGO partners to identify the most urgent needs and provide support in the vital areas of food, telecommunications, and logistics.


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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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.

11. Other duties as required.


Education: 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 Languages: Fluency (level C) in English. Competencies: Negotiation, Effective Communication, Ethics and Integrity, Problem solving orientation, Planning and Organization.


Professional experience is desired 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, orother international governmental or non-governmental organisations.


The World Food Programme Caribbean Multi-Country Office is creating a roster of qualified individuals for future consultancies in the Caribbean.

WHAT IS A ROSTER? 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 Caribbean MCO.

Candidates who are recommended following the competitive selection process, will be placed in the Roster for consultancy opportunities.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY TO THIS ROSTER? 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 positions.

All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess relevant experience and qualifications. Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interviews or assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability.

Successful candidates will be placed on a roster for short-term opportunities. Rostered applicants may be contacted in the upcoming 12 months on an as-needed basis.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package determined on the basis of the Terms of Reference and the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.


The deadline to apply for this roster is 30 June 2022 ( Atlantic Standard Time).

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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