Logistics Assistant at WFP, Damascus, Syria


Deadline: 19 May 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Assistant in Damascus, Syria. The duration of this post is 6 months.

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The Logistics Assistant will implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Logistics Assistant will perform the following functions:

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  • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
  • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
  • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set.
  • Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
  • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.
  • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. STO creation, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor.
  • Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making.
  • Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management.
  • Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
  • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.
  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience including at least 2 years in the field of logistics, supply chain, transport, operations, business administration, project management, engineering or other related field.
  • Nationality of Syria.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at WFP.

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