Fresher UN WFP Logistics Officer (Service Provision) Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Logistics Officer (Service Provision)
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Position Grade: P3
Reports to: Head of Supply
Chain
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 (Service Provision) will play a key role in contributing to WFP
Uganda’s integrated supply chain management and will work with the Head of
Supply Chain and the entire team to continue to ensure cost-efficient supply
chain operations for WFP Uganda, WFP countries in the region and bilateral
partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Actively participate in the development of
procedures for logistics field operations ensuring that objectives are achieved
in compliance with regional and functional strategies, policies and plans.
·        
Plan and lead on implementation of innovative
logistics operations, initiatives and programs to ensure timely, efficient and
cost effective operations.
·        
The jobholder will collect and analyse relevant
technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various
scenarios and make evidence-based proposals.
·        
Lead preparation of transport arrangements and
contracting of all associated services in accordance with established
guidelines.
·        
Implement operational warehouse procedures and
normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory
effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
·        
Conduct 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
organizational requirements.
·        
Gather market intelligence through research and
networking, thus improving the knowledge basis available to the Country Office,
Region and the Programme, and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP
standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
·        
Build relationships and collaborate with
counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply
chain approach to food assistance and service provision.
·        
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.  Liaise 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 markets, manage
and deliver humanitarian assistance.
·        
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 a coordinated
response.
·        
Activity Manager for activity 10 under WFP
UGCO’s Strategic Plan results framework.
·        
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity
as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
·        
Act as Officer in Charge of the Supply Chain
Unit in the absence of the Head of Supply Chain.
·        
Other activities as required.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN
World Food Programme (WFP) Logistics Officer (Service Provision) job
opportunity should hold an advanced University degree in Transport Economics,
Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related
field, or First University degree with additional years of related work
experience and/or training/courses.
·        
A minimum of two years’ work experience in large
scale emergencies, funds management and customer service.
·        
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
·        
Ability to work under pressure and
multiple/tight deadlines.
·        
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and
in writing.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
below.

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