Logistics Officer – The World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world
hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.
Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely, Emergency Humanitarian
Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market
Support (AMS) WFP has operations in various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes
and takes pride in its human resources; therefore we seek to recruit competent
persons for the position listed below:
Announcement No. VA-01-2012
Logistics Officer
: Service Contract
Under the direct
supervision of the Head of Sub Office, the incumbent will be responsible for
the Logistics activities in Moroto and adjoining field offices of Kotido,
Kaabong & Nakapiripirit and will be required to undertake the following;
and Responsibilities:
  • Define strategy
    within the WFP policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of
    transport operations; including organising, leading and participating in
    Logistics Cluster interagency meetings;
  • Provide
    leadership in specific technical areas of competence, i.e. freight
    forwarding, rail transport, fleet management, etc;
  • Prepare
    Logistics work plan;
  • Manage logistics
    operations including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely and
    cost effective delivery of WFP cargo;
  • Responsible for
    all the operational transport matters arising in the region in accordance
    with the corporate standards, i.e arrange for transport related contracts
    including agency agreements, implement and administer air operations;
  • Gather market
    intelligence through market research and networking to improve the
    knowledge basis in WFP;
  • Ensure effective
    landside, transport, storage and handling (LTSH) management including
    project budgetary review and regular LTSH reviews; Prepare the reports for
    the CCTI;
  • Contribute to
    project documents, including LTSH computation and other budgetary issues
    with special attention for Special Operations;
  • Identify,
    mobilise resources, implement and report on special logistics operations;
  • Ensure that risk
    analysis/management and emergency logistics preparedness is timely
    undertaken and adequately reflected in the Contingency plan.
  • Periodically
    monitor the management of risks and report on any actions taken;
  • Ensure that
    Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) are carried out in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that
    accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems
    are functioning and that all relevant records are regularly maintained;
  • Advise on
    logistics management and structures and staffing levels;
  • Supervise staff
    and ensure that all staff are adequately trained in order to achieve high
    working standards; Develop comprehensive training programs as required;
  • In collaboration
    with other WFP Offices plan and maintain the commodity pipeline and advise
    on any needs for commodity reallocation,
  • Responsible for
    the management of the WFP warehouse, ensure that WFP standard systems are
    properly maintained at warehouses,
  • Ensure effective
    food commodity and non-food items (NFI) management, Monitor the quantity
    of food commodities and NFIs stored, curry out regular commodity physical
    random checks/inventory of the warehouse and produce regular stocks
    reports; Ensure that WFP standard waybills are dully filled;
  • Perform other
    related duties as required;
Qualifications and Experience:
A University degree in business administration, engineering computer science,
statistics, economics (preferably transport economics), quality assurance,
technical, statistics or management obtained from n recognized institution;
At least one (1) year of postgraduate professional experience In one or more of
the transportation and ancillary sectors: port operations, shipping, clearing
and forwarding, air operations, large scale road/rail transom and distribution
management gained from a reputable organization
Experience in transport tracking system is desirable;
Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications,
Excellent command of English is vital;
How to apply: Ugandan
nationals who meet the above requirements are requested to submit their
applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates
under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number
and name of the applicant to:
Human Resources Officer UN World Food Programme P. 0. Box 7159, Kampala.

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