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National Logistics Officer - NOB

Congo DRC (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Congo DRC (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-23

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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.

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply




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.


JOB TITLE                                                   :  NATIONAL LOGISTICS OFFICER
TYPE OF CONTRACT                                 :  FIXED - TERM (NOB)
UNIT / DIVISION                                          :  SUPPLY CHAIN
DUTY STATION (Country/City)                  :  Goma, DR Congo
DURATION                                                  :  1 Year (With possibility of extension)
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE                  :  23 January 2022


This job is located in the Goma Area Office (AO) in the DR Congo country office and the incumbent reports directly to the Head of Supply Chain (SC) and globally to the Head of Area Office. He/She will also work closely with Programme, Finance and ICT units. Job holder operates with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that logistics operations and project objectives are achieved in full. Job holder is heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work, and is likely to focus on one specific of logistics (i.e. budget preparation and management, commodity and warehouse management, supply chain, fleet and workshop management, port operation management, logistics cluster and information management) or manage teams within logistics operations to ensure supply chain strategies are implemented.


To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

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 or manage logistics projects or operational 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 senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.

  4. Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.

  5. Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.

  6. Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.

  7. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.

  8. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

  9. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).

  10. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.

  11. Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

  12. Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.

  13. Maintain the consistency of transport information, including commodity tracking in WFP’s integrated management systems.

  14. Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.

  15. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

  16. Coordinate logistics operations with other organisations operating in the region.

  17. Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for assistance from the AO in Goma and its sub-offices, following standard processes and obtaining advice from CO Kinshasa as required, to ensure a quick and accurate resolution of all queries to a high standard.

  18. Other as required.




  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in Logistics or Supply Chain as an Officer

  • Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.

  • Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.

  • Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.

  • Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.

  • Experience in warehouse and commodity management.

  • Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).




Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics,

Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


Language: Fluency (level C) in English and French languages



WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process that includes a thorough assessment of technical competencies to ensure that the best candidates are selected for the position. Make sure your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment records and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.

Interested applicants should complete their applications online at the WFP website: by clicking on "View Job Opportunities and Jobs of Interest". Candidates will need to register and create online CVs in order to apply. Hard copies of resumes or applications by e-mail will not be accepted. Make sure your request contains accurate and complete information.
Only successful candidates will be invited to the written test and the interview

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.

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