World Food Programme (WFP)

Logistics Associate

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  The United Nations World Food Programme is seeking a temporary Logistics Associate.

Type of contract:  Special Service Agreement - SSA7 Duration of contract: 6 months Duty Station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras


To provide a range of specialised support functions and/or lead a team performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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

2. Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.

3. Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement, supported by Analysis and recommendations.

4. Gather market intelligence, coordinate vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) and produce relevant reports to support vendor selection process.

5. Manage complex operational issues and provide solutions or recommendations related to all assistance modalities, using initiative and following processes, to ensure the provision of timely resolutions with excellent client service mind-set.

6. Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

7. Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.

8. Support oversight for commodity accounting Data Quality and integrity.

9. Provide comprehensive analyses of operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.

10. Manage and coordinate a full range of documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to address issues and recommend improvements in processes.

11. Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis to produce comprehensive reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) providing insight and recommendations that enable informed decision-making.

12. Coordinate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics Operations Management and strengthen partnerships on humanitarian supply chain.

13. Manage a team(s) of staff providing technical advice, coaching, guidance and training, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities.

14. Participate in logistics Emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies.


Education: University degree (or equivalent), covering logistics & supply chain, Humanitarian Action, or a related field.  Demostrable equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.

Experience: Coordination with key logistics actors (humanitarian, private sector, government) Language: Spanish and desirable English at working level.


• Experience coordinating with transportation providers and third parties.

• Experience leading a team of national staff.

• Experience assisting in project management.

• Experience in preparing and managing budgets.


It is a local temporary recruitment, only Honduran citizens may apply.


Vacancy announcement open from January 25 until February 8, 2021.

Female  and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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