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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Aden
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-28

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Logistics Officer - SC8 Level - Aden

Aden (Yemen)

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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: 14 February                                                     

Deadline:  28 February

Job Title: Senior Logistics Associate                               

Contract: Service Contract

Grade 8                                                                                  

Duration: 6 months      

Location: Aden, 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

This person typically reports to the Head of Field Office or the designate. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.  They will be responsible to collect, analyse and report on information to maximise the efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.  

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.    Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
2.    Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
3.    Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
4.    Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds.
5.    Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
6.    Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
7.    Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials).
8.    Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
9.    Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
10.    Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
11.    Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or another related field

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

Experience: Seven or more years of progressively responsible Logistics/Supply Chain work experience. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution.
  • Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
  • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.
  • Experience in report writing.
  • Experience managing a team of staff

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.
  • WFP will review your skills and experience and may consider you for various 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

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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.

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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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