Logistics Officer at WFP, Djibouti City, Djibouti

Deadline: 31 May 2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Officer in Djibouti City, Djibouti.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Logistics Officer will perform the following functions-

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  • The overall management of WFP port operation for Djibouti in coordination with the all internal and external stakeholder, to ensure the timely and cost-effective movement of commodity through the port, streamlined with downstream pipeline plan, to ensure the smooth and timely provision of food assistance to beneficiary.
  • Effective coordination with WFP’s vessel agent, vessel port representative, local authority, WFP’s cargo superintendent company and WFP’s logistics service provider, to ensure no delay in cargo clearance and vessel loading and discharging arrangement and operation.
  • The supervision and monitoring of vessel loading and discharge operation and assurance that all necessary corrective action are taken to achieve the most cost efficient and timely operation, as well as the avoidance or minimization of demurrage charges, detention fees and any other additional cost that WFP may incur; Ensuring that all required documentation, such as Statement of Fact, Notice of Readiness, and Letter of Protest etc. are submitted/accepted correctly as per the Charter Party.
  • Staying abreast of any potential transport delay/port congestion, taking necessary mitigation measure to protect WFP’s interest and the sharing of this information with the necessary/concerned office.
  • Participation in the development of further improvement in procedure.
  • Documentation and reporting of the WFP Djibouti Operation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Shipping, Logistics or other relevant area.
  • University degree with relevant logistics qualifications or additional logistics experience in port, freight forwarding and shipping operations.
  • Minimum 5 years of post-degree professional experience in international Logistics operations, with at least 2 years of experience as a manager.
  • Previous experience with the UN or knowledge of WFP operations is an asset.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge of a 2nd official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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