Supply Chain Cash - Based Transfer Consultant (ROSTER) - International Consultant - Level II
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JOB TITLE: Supply Chain Cash - Based Transfers Consultant Roster
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Regular Consultancy Contract (International Consultant, Level II)
UNIT: Supply Chain
DUTY STATION: Multiple (Depending On the Location of the Assignment)
DURATION: Depending on the Assignment/ Country
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. Are you interested in contributing on the management of the country offices' Supply Chain Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) operations? Are you ready to change and save the lives of the world's most vulnerable people? If yes, this opportunity is for you!
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 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.
WFP’s Supply Chain Cash-Based Transfers team (SCOT) global mission remains removing ‘Market Inefficiencies to Improve Access, Price, Quality and Service for the Vulnerable’ through the creation of sustainable markets in support of zero hunger.
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
We are currently seeking for qualified candidates to join a roster of Supply Chain Cash - Based Transfers, Retail and Markets Consultant and for deployment to WFP country offices around the world!
The consultant will work with stakeholders locally and nationally, including government counterparts and the supply chain team in the country, reporting directly to the Deputy Country Director or Head of Supply Chain Unit. The consultant will be supported by the Supply Chain Regional expert based in their respective Regional Bureau, working with other functional teams in the Regional Bureau and at Headquarters.
The consultant will provide specialist advice, analytics and contributions on the management of country offices’ Supply Chain CBT operations, thus, ensuring an effective and integrated Supply Chain approach to meet WFP’s and the country offices’ objectives.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all inclusive)
The Supply Chain Cash- Based Transfer Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
- Support the design and delivery of staff training and development to enhance the capacity of WFP Supply Chain staff, government and partners to (support the) design and delivery of effective assistance programmes.
- Advise country office Supply Chain teams in identifying different modalities for delivering cash-based transfers’ assistance for the implementation and/or expansion of assistance programmes that strengthen government policies/programmes, stimulate retail sectors and promote effective WFP interventions.
- Providing support country offices in the processes of selecting and contracting appropriate retailers and financial service providers following WFP’s rules and regulations.
- Undertake market diagnosis (in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping) where required, to identify main inefficiencies and opportunities to strengthen local markets with objectives to improve customer’s value equation by working closely with other WFP functional units, local government, NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to set up and implement the most appropriate market strengthening and development activities
- Work with internal cross functional teams (Cash Working Group) to define, monitor and establish regular reports of key performance indicators to measure success of market strengthening and development activities.
- Identify and build positive relationships and partnerships with counterparts in UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources.
- In close collaboration with Programme/CBT and VAM (functional) teams, support the establishment of market functionality indexes and market diagnostics with regards to market (re)actions in different contexts to different policies, shocks (natural and man-made) and the environments in which the markets exist, incorporating descriptive (data collection/presentation) and predictive (opportunities) functions and actions.
- In close coordination with the WFP Regional Bureau cash-based transfers technical team (incorporating all functional units of WFP), provide periodic guidance on the design and implementation of multi-sectoral assessments that inform resilience.
- Articulate corporate WFP Supply Chain policies and guidance on local supply chains and their optimisation by translating WFP corporate guidance into practices and implementation modalities and operations to ensure alignment with WFP country strategic plans.
- Represent WFP in different fora in country on subjects related to humanitarian supply chain management, retail supply chain management & optimisation and management of risk across supply chains in humanitarian contexts and other related issues, through direct participation and/or through briefings, information products and other materials.
- Identify opportunities for operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to supply chain models for humanitarian responses in urban areas in support of food security and nutrition, and resilience, to inform advocacy for WFP and to strengthen supply chain policies and guidance formulation.
- Organize learning events (in-person or virtual) with WFP and stakeholders towards identifying the further capacity strengthening needs of government and partners to inform the priorities of both WFP, governments and partners.
- Any other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Deliverables at the end of the contract:
To be define per posting and depending on the context.
QUALIFICATIONS& EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Retail Management, Project Management, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management, International Logistics Management, or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
- At least 6 years of professional experience in managing an area of (or related to) supply chain management including coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience in developing operational supply chain (or related) strategies in a country and supervising staff supporting the strategies.
- Experience in supply chain or retail or private sector engagement including evaluating and selecting retailers, (financial) service providers and/or suppliers.
- Experience in managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations.
- Experience in working in a related field in the private sector.
- Experience identifying inefficiencies, risks and opportunities for supply chain operations.
- Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies, and performance evaluation and monitoring processes.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Awareness of intergovernmental public service sector and how it operates, ability to deploy programme management tools and techniques.
- Ability to lead and motivate teams with a structured, logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues.
- Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATIONS
Sunday 17 January 2021, Midnight, Bangkok Time.
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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.