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Head of Supply Chain NOC

Myanmar (Myanmar)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Myanmar (Myanmar)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-05

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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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 Contract Type  Fixed Term NO-C
 Post Title  Head of Suppy Chain
 Number of Post  One
 Duty Station  Yangon
 Report to  Deputy Country Director (Operations Support)
 Duration of Service  12 months (Extendable)
 Opening Date for Application  22 July 2021
 Closing Date for Application  5 August 2021

 

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. 

 

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. At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs. WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000-people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.

 

The World Food Programme (WFP) is offering life-changing job opportunities you are unlikely to find in other organizations. Working at WFP will give you the opportunity to work beyond your expectations, to be enriched by truly meaningful work and deepen your professional expertise.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been presented in Myanmar since 1994 and is now focusing on helping the Government reach its national Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025. WFP’s work in the country is guided by three priorities: emergency preparedness and response; nutrition; and provision of social safety nets.

 

The Myanmar CSP 2018-2022 approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017 and it aims to contribute to three Strategic Outcomes that are aligned to four Strategic Results of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of eight Activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the three Strategic Outcomes. Under the Integrated Road Map (IRM) WFP has committed to a new way of working, linking not only all activities to the defined Strategic Outcomes, but also linking the resources used for implementing the activities to the results achieved.

 

Myanmar has poor logistical infrastructure and transport to remote locations where WFP implements its operations requires transport by boat, truck, and sometimes pirogues and porters. WFP Myanmar operates a network of 9 warehouses throughout the country. 

 

The position will be directly supervised by the Deputy Country Director (Operations Support), who is the Head of Yangon Office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Participate in the formulation and implementation of corporate supply chain strategies, business models and solutions to meet operational requirements. Align service or country strategy, policies and programmes to the global supply chain strategy and the WFP Strategic Plan, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.
  • Analyse regional/country context and lead the design and management of end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
  • Design, plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives and large-scale services to ensure timely, cost-effective and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation initiatives analysing best practices from the humanitarian and development fields, academia and private sector.
  • Lead supply chain planning and oversee and coordinate periodic planning across functions and with partners to develop consensus on supply chain operational plans. Coordinate implementation of agreed plans in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.
  • Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of large supply chain operations.
  • Foster productive partnerships with key stakeholders amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and academia to share knowledge and resources and build capacity, resulting in coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations. This includes developing sustainable food system projects with local partners.
  • Lead market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance. Support the implementation of both in-kind and cash-based interventions.
  • Lead supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and assist in the implementation of corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
  • Constantly review the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
  • Coordinate management of service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.
  • Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Lead, motivate and develop a large team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance. Provide technical supervision to supply chain staffs located in various field offices throughout the country.
  • Support the One-UN approach providing services, sharing information and in case needed / in case of disaster, coordinating supply chain activities to other partners within the International Organisations.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions (within WFP, for other International Organisations and for the Myanmar Department for Disaster Management), providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  •  Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  •  Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Strategy Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain strategies. Conducts analytical
and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation.
Operationalizes strategies in own area of responsibility.
Supply Chain Planning Leads supply chain planning within area of operations managed. Oversees and
coordinates periodic planning across functions and with partners. Ensures consensusbased
plans are in place and aligned with strategy.
Supply Chain & Networks
Management
Manages end-to-end supply chain within area of operations. Leads the design and
implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. Oversees and
coordinates integrated delivery of supply chain services.
Supply Chain Capacity
Strengthening
Leads design and implementation of supply chain capacity strengthening initiatives
within area of operations managed. Leverages WFP’s supply chain capacities and
networks to strengthen national value chains and stakeholders.
Supply Chain Performance &
Development
Leads continuous supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives within area of
operations managed. Defines operational performance targets, monitors
performance, anticipates and mitigates risks for timely corrective actions.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Education:

Post graduate degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management, Business/ Public Administration or other relevant field, or the First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and trainings.

Knowledge & Skills:

Preferable to have five to seven years of working experience in supply chain management, especially in the following areas.

  • Experience in shaping and implementing operational supply chain strategies for Myanmar;
  • Experience in managing supply chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders and supporting emergency programs;
  • Experience in operational and strategic supply chain planning;
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations;
  • Experience in implementing/setting-up supply chain improvement and optimization initiatives to achieve cost efficiency, improved agility, reliability and quality;
  • Experience negotiating service arrangements with multiple third parties respecting WFP’s best interests;
  • Experience in monitoring operational success and suggesting areas of improvements;
  • Experience supervising teams of national staff.

Languages:

  • Knowledge of Myanmar language.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This post is opened for Myanmar Nationals Only.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Female applicants and qualified 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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