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Supply Chain Officer- NOB


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: Closed


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Job holders at this grade level make definite contributions within the established policies and procedures. Job holders apply considerable knowledge derived from educational training and practical experience and exercise independent analysis for further reviews and decisions. The Job holder will report directly to the Head of Supply Chain while independently leading and managing specific assigned portfolios/teams. Job holder is expected to work under broader instructions to achieve outputs for effective WFP supply chain operational execution and in support of capacity strengthening activities with WFP Programme and government partners.


To provide analytics and contributions to supply chain activities, or contribute to the planning and coordination of field supply chain operations, to ensure actions are in line with an  effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.    Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, and quality.
2.    Provide substantive contributions to regional/country context analyses and to the management of end to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, in support of operational supply chain challenges and operational optimization. 
3.    Contribute to planning and implementation of supply chain operations, initiatives and services to ensure a timely, cost-effective and integrated approach and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders. Perform analyses and detailed conceptual work putting together comprehensive reports identifying opportunities for improvement and effective operationalization of supply chain within WFP operations and support of capacity strengthening activities within the Country Strategic Plan. 
4.    Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff for maximizing use of resources and effectiveness of supply chain operations. 
5.    Build and maintain productive partnerships at the operational level and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions contributing to an integrated supply chain Approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.
6.    Build and maintain productive partnerships with supply chain counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge contributing to coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations. 
7.    Provide technical contribution to market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance. 
8.    In compliance with Global WFP supply chain strategies, policies, procedures, controls and in consultation with national counterparts, propose measures for improving food quality control, food loss prevention, and operational risk mitigation for WFP country operations and in support of national government strategies. 
9.    Support the monitoring of supply chain activities to check that appropriate internal controls are followed to increase the day-to-day efficiencies and overall performance of supply chain operations. 
10.    Support management of service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations. 
11.    Prepare accurate, comprehensive and timely reports, dashboards and other visual materials on supply chain activities including trends to support informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders. 
12.    Guide and supervise staff, acting as a point of referral, providing training and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries. 
13.    Contribute to preparedness actions and support quick emergency response to deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis. 
14.    Spearhead supply chain related government capacity strengthening initiatives including contributions to WFP’s efforts to generate evidence to inform national policies on food systems by leading/co-leading on relevant quality research as outlined in WFP’s Country Strategic Plan.


Education & Experience: Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related field, with minimum three years of relevant postgraduate professional experience or First University degree in the same subject(s) with minimum five years of relevant postgraduate professional experience

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English & Arabic.


•    Experience coordinating supply chain activities with other units/ teams; 
•    Experience conducting analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation; 
•    Experience in coordinating periodic planning across functions and with partners; 
•    Experience in analysing and supporting the implementation of end-to-end supply chain operations; 
•    Experience working with government partners; 
•    Experience in implementing supply chain improvement initiatives; 
•    Experience supervising staff.


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
Demonstrates robust understanding of end-to-end supply chain management.
Supports the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership
Supports the design and integrated delivery of supply chain services.
Supply Chain Capacity
Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain capacity strengthening in
operational contexts. Implements capacity development initiatives in own area of
Supply Chain Performance &
Supports integrated supply chain information management and conducts advanced
Supply Chain and performance analytics. Contributes to supply chain improvement
and innovation initiatives.



Applications must be submitted online through WFP e-Recruitment System

Make sure that you answer all mandatory questions accurately and to attach your updated CV in English.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


28 August 2022


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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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