National Logistics Officer at WFP, Dolow, Somalia


Deadline: 19 May 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Logistics Officer in Dolow, Somalia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The National Logistics Officer will responsible for technical and specialized work including planning, organization and coordination, and setting objectives.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The National Logistics Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes in compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to WFP staff, partners and governments, building capacity to connect to markets, manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need.
  • Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities to ensure the effective delivery of food assistance.
  • Collect, analyse data and recommend actions to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  • Advise on logistics management and structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are always adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.
  • Contribute to the supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other units.
  • Guide and support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis is and queries.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance.
  • Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase day-today efficiencies.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistant needs.
  • Prepare accurate and timely accounting, data collection and reporting, to inform supply planning and contribute to a WFP wide view of logistics activities, enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and consolidate preliminary data analysis, prepare accurate and timely reports to support a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making.
  • Identify and build productive relationships and partnerships with counterparts in UN agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance.
  • Perform any other related duties, if required or assigned by Supervisors.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • 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
  • At least 1 or more years of professional experience in Supply Chain activities and Management, analytical skills and managing logistics operations and/or experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors and/or experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement.
  • Nationality of Somalia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at WFP.

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