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Supply Chain Assistant G5 (Cash-Based Transfers and Markets)

Myanmar (Myanmar)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Myanmar (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-20

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WFP Vacancy Announcement

Are you ready for SAVING LIVES CHANGING LIVES of the world's most vulnerable people?
If yes, this opportunity is for you!

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 (GS 5)
 Post Title  Supply Chain Assistant G5 (Cash-Based Transfers and Markets)
 Number of Post  One
 Duty Station  Yangon, Myanmar
 Report to  Supply Chain Officer (Cash-Based Transfers and Markets) 
 Duration of Service  12 months (extendable)
Opening Date for Application   06 October 2021
Closing Date for Application   20 October 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

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs) and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to Supply Chain Officer (CBT and Market), a Head of Unit, or the designate. 
At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and supply chain common services. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. 

JOB PURPOSE

To deliver a wide range of business support processes and activities for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Work together with the Supply Chain Officer (CBT and Market) in coordination with cross functional units for the implementation of CBT including cash and voucher from supply chain side and provide feedback appropriately.
  • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support in supply chain side for Financial Service Provider and Retailer contracting based on RACI and CBT Business Process Model.
  • Liaise with RAM team for the related market assessment, data collection and price monitoring.
  • Provide training for contracted retailers and service providers as needed and also participate in the required training in supply chain perspective.
  • Support supply chain projects or operational day-to-day activities in compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, contributing to quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness. 
  • Liaise with field office and conduct field visit as needed to draft the report on the planning and implementation of CBT, market visit and provide input for the market development plan.
  • Work with internal WFP Cash and Voucher Working Group and contribute Supply Chain inputs to the transfer modality selection process and operational planning.
  • Work with Procurement, Programme, IT and Finance teams, participate and contribute to the selection and contracting of appropriate financial service providers and retailers.
  • Maintain a list and critical details (such as contact details, contract start/end dates, location, performance evaluations and other relevant information) on all contracted retailers.
  • Monitor utilization of funds in the purchase orders for transfers to beneficiaries by collaboration with the Procurement team, budget and programming and finance team.
  • Build/join communities of practice with counterparts in UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
     

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:      Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable. 
Experience:    Minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant field (background with project and financial management for Retail, CBT and Supply Chain).
Language:     General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.  
                      General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different. 

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name  Description of the behavior expected for the proficiency level 
Supply Chain Strategy Demonstrates understanding of supply chain strategies and corporate frameworks. Supports analytical and conceptual work on supply chain strategy and implementation
Supply Chain & Networks
Management

Demonstrates robust understanding of end-to-end supply chain management. Supports the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. 

Supports the design and integrated delivery of supply chain services.

Information Management & Reporting  Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community. 
Supply Chain Capacity
Strengthening
Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain capacity strengthening in operational contexts. Implements capacity development initiatives in own area of responsibility.
Supply Chain Performance &
Development
Supports integrated supply chain information management and conducts advanced Supply Chain and performance analytics. Contributes to supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives.
Supply Chain Planning Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain planning in operational contexts. Designs plans and operational scenarios in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. Leverages expert intelligence and system data to conduct planning analytics.

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock. 
  • Experience in managing an area of supply chain CBT operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in supporting the implementation operational supply chain CBT strategies in a country.
  • Experience in supporting the design and implementation supply chain, retail and partnership networks.
  • Experience in supporting the management of relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and government organizations.
  • Experience evaluating and selecting retailers, service providers and suppliers.
  • Experience identifying supply chain operational risks and maintaining documentation on emergency preparedness; Experience in implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitoring progress; Experience working with supply chain information systems.

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 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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