World Food Programme (WFP)

Retail Assistant (Multiple Posts)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  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. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS This Vacancy Announcement will close on 26 November 2020 at 11:59 PM Rome Time. TERMS AND CONDITIONS -This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates ONLY. -Female candidates are encouraged to apply. -Only shortlisted applicants will be conducted. ABOUT WFP Assisting more than 90 million people in 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve Nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve Food Security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty. In Lebanon, WFP works to support approximately 700,000 people with regular assistance using e-cards. WFP also supports Lebanese schools with school meals, and has run over 300 development activities which include supporting rural infrastructure, as well as education and training opportunities for vulnerable individuals in families. WFP also supports Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme. JOB PURPOSE To initiate new retail system with suppliers of agricultural tools as part of a livelihoods project. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Head of Supply Chain/Retail Unit or his/her designate, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: •    Support the contracting process of retailers in support of the livelihood project and regular retail programme; •    Assist in the execution of retail shop selection duties and administrative work; •    Assist in the preparation and execution of documents in accordance with WFP policies; •    Assist in the creation of a complete archiving system both physical and digitalized, for the contract selection/assessments/evaluation processes; •    Assist in following up with shops regarding compliance of contractual terms; •    Respond to shops enquires received through the shops’ hotline; registering and tracking each call or email during the hotline working hours; •    Handle all incoming correspondence with shops through email, document and follow up all queries or complaints; •    Support data Analysis on purchases and make recommendations on how to improve support provided to beneficiaries and maximize cost-efficiency in the supply chain; •    Support the retail unit in the implementation of any new initiative of business priority; •    Perform other related tasks as requested. STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Completion of secondary school education. A university degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain  or related field is a plus. Experience: At least four (4) years of progressive experience in Retail, Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain, Data Management or other related field. Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE •    Good communication and collaboration skills •    Knowledge of retail sector and/or supply chain •    Good knowledge of data management and analysis •    Good understanding of procurement processes •    Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Power Point Qualified female applicants 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.
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