UN Senior Warehouse Management Associate Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Grade: SC7
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 Senior Warehouse Management Associate will
manage a full range of warehouse(s) activities including safeguarding of
commodities and supplies, and ensuring well-organized warehousing and storage
service in compliance with WFP warehouse guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and
    implementation of various activities and processes within the specific
    area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and
    guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or
    defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed
    within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of
    reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource
    utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues
    ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the
    specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security
    and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to
    stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective
    collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project
    activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and
    government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to
    ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and
    national government within the specific technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational
    queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing
    practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to
    agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is
    able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at
    the onset of the crisis.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Senior Warehouse Management Associate job placement should hold a
    University degree in any of the following disciplines: Logistics, Supply
    Chain, Procurement, Finance, Business Studies, Economics or any related
    field
  • At least five years working experience in Procurement, Logistics, or
    Supply Chain;
  • Experience coordinating with transportation providers and third
    parties.
  • Experience leading a team of National Staff.
  • Experience assisting in project management.
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets.
  • Experience coordinating with transportation providers and third
    parties.
  • Experience leading a team of national staff.
  • Experience assisting in project management.
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English
  • Fluency in the local languages used in South West Uganda



Competencies:
  • 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.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
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: 26th May 2019
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