Entry Level UN Logistics Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Logistics Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Logistics
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
Assistant will implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes
and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all
delivery modalities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer
    technical support to logistics operations and activities, following
    standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective
    delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Support
    timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised
    partners and destinations.
  • Support
    management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including
    performance monitoring and measurement.
  • Quickly
    respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following
    standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely
    and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client
    service mind-set.
  • Actively
    contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery
    modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance
    with corporate standards.
  • Provide
    support in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and
    account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Provide
    support in the management of commodity accounting data quality and
  • Support
    operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for
    all delivery modalities.
  • Process
    documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs
    clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve
    operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor.
  • Collect
    and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs,
    financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure
    information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed
  • Work
    closely with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to
    support efficient logistics operations management.
  • Provide
    guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing
    standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Logistics
    Assistant job opportunity should hold a University degree or its
    equivalent in Business Administration, Statistics, and Logistics or in any
    related functional area.
  • Experience
    using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline
    information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  • Previous
    experience in analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting
  • Prior
    experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
  • Experience
    in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
  • Experience
    in providing technical business support in corporate systems.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
Personal Competencies:
  • Supply
    Chain Management and Optimization:
    Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain
    operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and
    sustainability of current networks.
  • Planning,
    Project & Resource Management:
    Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts
    of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
  • Information
    Management & Reporting
    Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed
    decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the
    greater humanitarian community.
  • Market
    Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution:
    Ability to collect and collate necessary
    information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse
    and Inventory Management:
    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 awareness of the importance of technical assistance and
    coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics
    activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.
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: 20th February 2018
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