Fresher UN Logistics Officer Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:             Logistics Officer
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Position Grade: SC8
About US:
The UN 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: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Logistics
Officer will be tasked with the oversight and management of warehouses and to
provide support to the CDPs and the field offices, manage food quality, ensure
warehouse safety, monitor the pipelines and ensure proper space and transport
planning, provide reports and guidance to the unit and other client units.
Key Duties and
  • Actively participate in the development
    and implementation of procedures for logistics field operations ensuring
    that objectives are achieved in compliance with the CO’s and functional
    strategies, policies and plans;
  • The incumbent will collect and analyse
    relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs
    under various scenarios and make evidence-based proposals;
  • Implement operational warehouse procedures
    and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s Warehouse, handle
    inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss
  • The jobholder will coordinate logistics,
    warehouse management support services within Uganda and the region and
    ensure accurate processes for timely payments to vendors;
  • Carry out regular financial analysis and
    budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior
    staff to optimise use of available funds;
  • Plan, organise and supervise the work of
    more junior staff to ensure that tasks are accomplished in a manner
    consistent with the organizational requirements;
  • The incumbent will gather market
    intelligence through research and networking, thus improving the knowledge
    basis available to Country Offices, Region and the Programme, and process
    and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in
    order to deliver efficiently;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with
    counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated
    supply chain approach to food assistance;
  • Prepare accurate and timely accounting,
    data collection and reporting, to inform supply planning and contribute to
    a WFP wide view of logistics activities, enabling informed decision making
    and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
  • Work closely with internal and external
    stakeholders and consolidate preliminary data analysis, prepare accurate
    and timely reports to support a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that
    enables informed decision making;
  • Offer technical advice and guidance to WFP
    staff, partners and governments, building capacity to connect to markets,
    manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need;
  • Identify and build productive
    relationships and partnerships with counterparts in UN agencies, NGOs,
    governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and
    ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance;
  • Significantly contribute to preparedness
    actions, prepare CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), provide technical
    recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific
    logistics risks to enable WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and
    resources at the onset of the crisis;
  • Act in an assigned emergency response
    capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs;
  • Perform any other assignment as deemed
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Logistics Officer job opportunity should
    hold a University degree or a First University degree with additional
    years of experience in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics,
    Engineering, Business Management or any other related field.
  • Previous exposure and experience in coordinating
    service providers’ contract execution.
  • Prior exposure to arranging supplier
    deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
  • Previous experience in evaluating offers
    and writing proposals.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Fluency in both oral and written English
Personal Competencies:
  • Supply Chain Management and
    Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain
    networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to
    ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to
    its beneficiaries and partners.
  • Planning, Project & Resource
    Collects and analyses relevant technical data from
    diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and
    makes evidence-based proposals.​
  • Information Management & Reporting:
    Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary
    data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents
    concerns and trends.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and
    Operational Execution:
    Demonstrates ability to collect market
    information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard
    rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
  • 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 abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain
    effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination
    mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.
4Ps Core Organisational
Capabilities (Purpose, People, Performance and Partnership):
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in
    direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving
    needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in
    which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall
    operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
  • People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others,
    regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Proactively seeks feedback and coaching
    to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of
    challenging circumstances.
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with
    new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on
    budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities
    and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional
  • Be Decisive: Makes
    rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
    circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or
    manager direction.
  • Connect and share across WFP units:
    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities
    and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or
    escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile &
    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor
    toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Provides operational support on analyses and
    assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 6th April 2017

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