WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.
WFP is currently seeking an experienced logistics professional with relevant expertise in field coordination and process improvement and a solid understanding of the overall supply chain to fill the position of Logistics Officer P2 working with the WFP Country Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
WFP provides an apt platform for supply chain (SC) professionals seeking highly rewarding career opportunities. A job tenure with us is an exciting adventure which involves working in line management positions in any of our Country Offices (CO), Regional Bureaux (RB) and at the Headquarters in Rome. Staff have an enviable career path where their knowledge and skills are enhanced in diverse areas across the SC function. WFP welcomes you to be part of this exhilarating journey to facilitate humanitarian assistance to the world’s vulnerable populations.
To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Logistics in the Ethiopia Country Office, the incumbent will perform the following responsibilities:
- Contribute towards the development and improvement of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
- Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
- Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
- Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
- Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management and coordination of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
- Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO units / services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
- Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
- Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
- Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
- Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
- Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
- Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
- Other as required.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- 3 years of relevant professional post-graduate in logistics / supply chain.
- Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.
- Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
- Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.
- Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
- Experience in warehouse and commodity management.
- Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP: http://www.wfp.org
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
27 May 2018
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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.