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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: hargeisa
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Trade and Development
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-03

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Logistics Business Support Assistant (Vehicle Tracking Focal Point), SC4 Hargeisa



WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Posting Dates:

Opening Date: 21st January 2019                                                                  Closing Date:  3rd February 2019

Organizational Background:

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates only. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilites:

Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide 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 authorized partners and destinations.
  • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
  • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.
  • Coordinate the vehicle tracking project operations in Hargeisa Area Office
  • Ensure the devices are always charged, activated, functional and ready for set up on the trucks during dispatches
  • Monitor the online system and follow up with transporters making sure there are no delays or diversions;
  • Assist in the full rollout of the Logistics Vehicle Tracking Project and related activities;
  • Contribute to ensure the full harmonization of the project activities, identifies gaps and provide the necessary support
  • By accessing the ad hoc Vehicle Tracking platform, monitor the assets transporting WFP life-saving cargo, evaluate their movements, analyse the routes and the distance travelled and provide relevant feedback to the Logistics Operational Team;
  • Share a Daily Situation Report with the Logistics Information Officer on the assets moved by Hargeisa Office
  • Supported by the Logistics Information Officer, draft a daily and weekly Vehicle Tracking Report;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:



Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certification in logistics is an added       advantage.


 Three years of progressively responsible support experience in logistics operations and at least one year in   the field of Vehicle Tracking and or real-time systems management and ICT experience.


 Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Sound knowledge and use of real-time online tracking systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with different teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, analyze data and prepare reports;
  • Previous experience in emergencies is desirable;
  • Hands on experience in UN administrative regulations and policies in the area of work is a plus.

Applications Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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