UN World Food Programme (WFP) Jobs – Logistics Officer

Job Title:    Logistics Officer
Organisation: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Logistics
Grade: NOA
Vacancy Announcement No.:  VA-03-2015
About WFP:
The UN World Food Programme
(WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP 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.
Job Summary: The United
Nations World Food Programme Logistics Officer will be responsible for Landside
Transport Storage and Handling (LTSH) Fund Management, Invoice processing and
Commodity Tracking system (CTS)
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    closely with other countries involved in overland transport, ensure
    transparent and efficient utilization of the LTSH fund at the country
    office level;
  • Work
    in consultation with the Head of Logistics (HoL) prepare and revise LTSH
    matrix (ces) for the Uganda programme;
  • Periodically
    review Extended Distribution Points (EDP) operational LTSH rates and
    budgets;
  • Issue
    LTSH Charge codes to requests from all UGCO units after approval by
    supervisor;
  • Issue
    travel codes and          certify
    all local logistics staff Travel authorisations;
  • Regularly
    monitor and ensure that all Transporters, Logistics service providers and
    clearing invoices are processed within the contractual period;
  • Ensure
    that LTSH fund management is in accordance with the International Public
    Standard Accounting System (IPSAS) policies, procedures, rules and
    regulations;
  • Provide
    regular and ad hoc LTSH fund status to the Head of Logistics to support
    informed financial decision making;
  • Actively
    monitor and advise supervisor on the LTSH fund status of projects and
    their funding programme;
  • Propose,
    develop and implement LTSH fund utilization procedures;
  • Rigorously
    follow up on the commodity tracking and ensure timely and correct
    Commodity Movement Processing and Analysis System (COM PAS) entries;
  • Manage
    and coordinate all activities of the CTS units including staff
    supervision;
  • Manage
    and produce periodic reports as required by WFP;
  • Design
    and implement on job training and design a rotational work structure for
    LTSH and CTS staff in order for them to achieve cross-job skills;
  • Guides
    and/or supervises General Service staff;
  • Ensures
    application of appropriate policies,, guidelines, procedures and
    processes, and
  • Perform
    any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
    Logistics Officer  should hold a Master’s
    degree in in Transport Economics, Supply Chain management , Logistics, and
    Engineering, Business management or other related field obtained from a
    recognised institution;
  • A
    minimum of five years of relevant job related experience in logistics,
    supply chain management or transport business sector gained from a
    reputable institution;
  • Past
    exposure and experience on working in Logistics including cross boarder
    operations;
  • Excellent
    command of spoken and written English;
  • Good
    knowledge and skills in using Microsoft office applications;
  • Excellent
    knowledge of financial management practices and ability to execute tasks
    quickly and with minimal supervision;
  • Proven
    ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with
    logistics counterparts and staff within the regional/ country office;
  • Ability
    to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and
    cultural backgrounds;
  • All
    applicants should be highly motivated and task oriented to achieve clear
    objectives within a specific period of time.
  • The
    applicants must also be mature persons with sound judgement, good
    analytical skills, ability to communicate clearly both orally and in
    writing, ability to work in a team, ability to resolve operational
    problems, work with minimum supervision, cope with situations which may
    threaten health or safety, and establish effective working relations with
    persons of different national and cultural backgrounds
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan
nationals are encouraged to send 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:
The Human Resources Officer, UN
World Food Programme, P.O. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda or
Hand delivers it to a box at
the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
The applicants should check on
the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have
been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received
by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Thursday, 19th February 2015
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