UN Logistics Associate Career Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Logistics Associate
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field
Office
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 Associate demonstrates
responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only
general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics
common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with
unforeseen problems on a daily basis. The Job holder typically manages a small
team, supervising and coaching staff. The incumbent will also provide
specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard
logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of
goods and services for all delivery modalities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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The jobholder arranges transporters on the
movement of Purchase Requisitions (PR), School Meals Programme (SMP) and
Maternal Child and Health Nutrition (MCHN) food from the main uplift point to
partners’ locations;
·        
Creates Purchase Orders (PO’s) for the movement
of relief, PR, SMP and MCHN food to different areas of operations;
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Provides updates on the performance of
transporter on the movement of food or non-food items;
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Mentors sub-office logistics staff on the movement
of food or non-food items;
·        
Follows-up on the movement of food and non-food
items operations in the Karamoja;
·        
Provides technical support to logistics
assistants related to new systems i.e.  
WFP Systems (LESS & WINGS);
·        
The incumbent regularly undertakes Transport
Purchase Order (TPO) validation exercise to ensure that funds are properly
committed;
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Keenly monitors status of TPOs provided to
dispatch offices and follow-up on timely invoice submission;
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Performs any other related duties as required by
Transport and Operations Logistics.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN
World Food Programme (WFP) Logistics Associate job opportunity should hold a
University degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Statistics,
Logistics or any other related field attained from a recognized institution;
·        
A minimum of five (5) years 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 transport and distribution management gained from a
reputable organization;
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Previous 
experience in maintaining corporate systems and running queries on
ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
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Experience in administering third party service
providers’ contracts.
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Experience in compiling contract documentation.
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Prior experience in contract execution.
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Previous experience in budget monitoring and
reporting.
·        
Fluency in both oral and written communication
in English.
Personal Competencies:
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Supply Chain Management and Optimization:
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 Management:
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.
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.
Deadline: 6th
December 2017
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