UN Jobs – Logistics Associate (Downstream Pipeline Management) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Logistics Associate
(Downstream Pipeline Management)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head
Supply Chain


About WFP:

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 United 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.


Job Summary:  The Logistics Associate (Downstream Pipeline
Management) will provide support functions and/or supervise staff performing
downstream pipeline processes and activities to enable effective delivery of
goods and services for all delivery modalities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard
processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery
of food assistance to beneficiaries.

requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to
authorized partners and destinations.

logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and

gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters,
retailers) to support vendor selection process.

resolve and/or provide recommendations on specialized queries/requests for
support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely
and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind

monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to
relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory
status from source to beneficiary.

oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.

operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for
all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Logistics Associate (Downstream Pipeline Management) job vacancy
must hold a university Degree in any of the following disciplines: Logistics,
Procurement, Supply Chain, or any related fields from a recognised institution.

At least
seven years working experience in Logistics or Supply Chain.

in analyzing data from different sources to forecast operational needs and making
evidence based proposals.

in working with Logistics management information systems: running querries on
going shipments, pipeline
information, food stocks etc

coordinating with transportation providers and third parties

in preparing and managing budgets

in both written and oral English



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.

Project & Resource Mgmt:
and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast
operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.

Management & Reporting:
with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data
analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns
and trends.

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.

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.

Assistance and Coordination:
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 suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below




Deadline: 3rd February 2021


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