UN Logistics Associate (Retail Engagement) – World Food Programme

Job Title:            Logistics Associate (Retail
Engagement)
Organization:
  World
Food Programme
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
VA NO.:
107474
GRADE: SC6
About US:
United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities
rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with
food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global
footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary
to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in
many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food
assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and
build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood
opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most
vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP
works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to
achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is
also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
We are seeking a
qualified individual for the position of Logistics Associate (Retail
Engagement), SC6 to be based in Kampala. Selected candidate will be employed on
Service Contract.
ORGANIZATIONAL
CONTEXT
The job is located
in Kampala and the incumbent will work closely with the Retail Engagement
Consultant to facilitate and support the design and implementation of retail
engagement strategy across WFP’s food assistance portfolio. Retail Engagement
strategy aims to increase the market efficiency by working with local food
chain and retailers to reduce food price and eventually increase the purchase
power of all consumers. The incumbent will work closely with WFP agents and
selected retailers to improve their operation efficiency through trainings,
group purchase and POS system introduction and thus require frequent travel
Job Summary:  To provide support to the Retail Engagement
Strategy and increase the market efficiency by working with local food chain
and retailers.
.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct
supervisition of the CAsh-Based Transfer (CBT) and Markets Supply Chain Officer
responsible for Retail Engagement, and in close collaboration with the relevant
functional units at the Head Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the
following:
1.      
Carry
out market assessments to indentify main inefficiencies and opportunities to
strengthen local markets;
2.     
Coordinate
with field staff, local government, NGOs, UN agencies to set up market
strengthening activities;
3.     
Support
the implementation of market strengthening activities such as improving
linkages between farmers, suppliers and markets;
4.     
Train
WFP staff and also shop owners on the fundamentals of retail strength
assortment, quality, price and service;
5.     
Assist
in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for retail engagement
activities;
6.     
Support
with the definition and implementation of key performance indicators (KPIs) to
mesure success and mitigate risks associated with retail engagement;
7.     
Work
with Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL) and field team on
market data monitoring and measure the retail against annual target;
8.     
Carry
out any other relevant duty assigned by the Coordinator.



4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose
·        
Understand
and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective
ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the
field.
·        
Be a
force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s
work processes and productivity.
·        
Make the
mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific
successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact
·        
 Make our mission visible in everyday actions:
Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
People
·        
Look for
ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities
such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and
direct reports.
·        
 Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team
building activities to build rapport in own unit.
·        
 Be a coach & provide constructive
feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own
team.
·        
 Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to
ensure that team meets goals and targets.
Performance
·        
Encourage
innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in
own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective
tasks and areas of work.
·        
 Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s
deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered
consistently and accurately.
·        
 Make commitments and make good on commitments:
Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks,
whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
·        
Be
Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when
to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in
the field.
Partnership
·        
Connect and
share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to
accomplish missions in the field.
·        
 Build strong external partnerships: Sets an
example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with
external partners.
·        
 Be politically agile & adaptable:
Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other
WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
·        
 Be clear about the value WFP brings to
partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to
ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
Capability Name:   Description of the behaviour
expected for the proficiency level
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 Mgmt: 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.



QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
·        
A
University Degree obtained from a recognised education institution in any of
the following areas: Development Studies, Economics, Agribusiness, Business
Management, Finance Management, Marketing, Supply Chain or other related area;.
·        
At least
three (3) years of progressively responsible support experience in retail,
Sales, Distribution, manufacture
·        
Experience
in rural development projects and/or operational aspects of commercial
transactions.
·        
Experience
in cash based transfer programmes and/or digital payment solutions such as
mobile money, agency banking;
·        
Experience
on collaborative work with national governments, international NGOs and/or UN
agencies.
·        
Proficiency
in Microsoft Office Applciation..
Additional Competencies:
·        
Analytical
mind with a strategic ability, organization, attention to detail, be able to
multi-task.
·        
Proficient
in MS Office
·        
Excellent
influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal
·        
Good
training skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive,
result oriented and interest in humanitarian development
·        
Able to
operate effectively and efficiently in a high-pressure and fast-paced
department with flexibility to adopt changes
·        
Strong
communication skills and willingness to follow-up with individuals and
departments in order to achieve goals
·        
Able to
operate with compassion and impartiality and demonstrate a high level of
sensitivity and respect towards beneficiaries of all ages, locations and ethnic
backgrounds
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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: 31st
October 2019

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