By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy
  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-27

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.

Logistics Assistant - SC5 and SC6 Levels - Sana'a

Sanaa (Yemen)

.

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.

Date of issue: 13 February                                                     

Deadline:  27 February

Job Title: Logistics Assistant / Associate                               

Contract: Service Contract

Grades: 5 and 6                                                                                       

Duration: 6 months      

Location: Sana'a, Yemen

ABOUT WFP

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

In 2019, WFP is scaling up its Yemen operations aiming to provide 12 million people with monthly food assistance through direct food distributions or vouchers; nutritional support to nearly 3 million pregnant and nursing women and children under 5; and gradually increase its cash assistance to 1 million people.

For more on WFP and what we do, please watch this video

JOB PURPOSE

To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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

2. Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations. 

3. Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement. 

4. 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 mindset. 

5. Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards. 

6. Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary. 

7. Assist in the management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity. 

8. Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities. 

9. 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. 

10. 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 decision-making. 

11. Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management. 

12. Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.  

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: University degree in a relevant area

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English

Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock. 
  • Experience analyzing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.  
  • 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. 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.  

  • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.  

  • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.  

  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention. 

  • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • WFP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • By applying you acknowledge that this vacancy announcement is for multiple grade levels.  WFP will review your skills and experience and consider you for roles at the appropriate level.
  • The applicant should either be a Yemeni national or have a valid Yemeni Residence/work permit at the time of application.
  • Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
  • Applications must be submitted online in English language only

.

Female applicants 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.
Apply

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.