National Logistics Officer at WFP, Nairobi, Kenya


Deadline: 21 January 2019

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Logistics Officer (Supply Chain Coordination) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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:

  • Contribute towards the development of logistics projects design and plans to ensure supply chain operations that engage and stimulate local capacity.
  • Support or manage logistics projects and operations activities following standard processes.
  • Collect and analyze date and market information through research and networking to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of logistics projects and operations.
  • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds.
  • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of projects and operations design, planning and coordinate with relevant unit, including checking applicability of designs/solutions and relevant technology.
  • Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other Country Offices particularly, services and divisions for food systems projects.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate date and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including key Performance Indicators and support 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 through trainings.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day -to-day efficiencies;
  • Participate in assessments, studies and research to allow WFP identify optimal mode or response and operations configurations towards improving food security and nutrition in Somalia.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Eligibility Criteria

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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 3 or more years of experience in monitoring 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 is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors, including dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports.
  • Monitor and report on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  • Knowledge in coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
  • Experience in warehouse and commodity management.
  • Proficiency in using various information management systems, databases and software.
  • Hands-on relevant experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.
  • Nationality of Kenya.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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