World Food Programme (WFP)

Logistics Assistant

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.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English Language.

JOB PURPOSE

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Provide support to Logistics Operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

2. Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.

3. Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.

4. 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.

5. Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

6. Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.

7. Assist in management of commodity accounting Data Quality and integrity.

8. Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.

9. Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor.

10. 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.

11. Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management.

12. Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.

13. Other task as required

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Supply Chain Management and Optimization

Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.

Planning, Project & Resource Management

Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.

Information Management & Reporting

Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.

Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution

Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.

Warehouse and Inventory Management 

Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.

Technical Assistance and Coordination

Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

At least five years of working experience for the folowing: • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.

• Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.

• Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.

• Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.

• Experience in providing technical Business Support in corporate systems.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Competetive UN salary scale
  • Annual leave 1.5 working days per month.
  • Sick leave up to 12 working days per year.
  • Maternity and Paternity leave as applicable.
  • Medical insurance cover for you and your recognized dependants. Your dependent children will be covered until the age of 21 or until the age of 25 when they continue their studies.
  • Death and Disability insurance coverage.
  • Social security - you will be eligible to a lump sum of 8.33% of the base monthly remuneration in lieu of pension added to your basic salary.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline of submission the application is 14 February 2021, midnight Timor Leste time Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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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