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Logistics Assistant (Transport Management)_ Service Contract_ Level 5_ Based in Gonder

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Transport and Distribution
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-07


Contract Type :            Service Contract (SC)

Job Level:                     Level 5

Contract Duration :      12 Months 

Duty Station :               Gondar 


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.


These jobs are found in the Ethiopia Country Offices, Semera SO. Job holders report to Logistics Officer, 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 logistics 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


To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Identify, resolve and/or provide solutions and recommendations on queries /requests for transport planning support using Logistics Execution Support System (LESS) to ensure timely and accurate resolution of queries with excellent client service mind-set.

  2. Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  3. Ensure cargo allocation is executed as per the guidelines for Tariff system, carry out thorough analysis of tonnage and value for allocated to each transporter.
  4. Assist in Last Mile monitoring inventory management processes for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  5. Follow up with all transporters for timely submission of waybills receipt confirmation.
  6. Liaise with CO transport planning unit for timely processing of inland TPOs.
  7. Create STOs as per approved load allocation NFR, any load not uplifted to be reallocated to the transporter who completed their allocation first.
  8. Communicate LTIs to transporters by email and follow up their acceptance of load allocation and follow for truck deployment in line with accepted LTIs.
  9. Ensure transporters share loading plans for each LTI, communicate to transporters any changes due to priority deliveries.
  10. Ensure the traffic marshal compiles daily trucks deployment report to be shared with store-keepers for loading.
  11. Effective delivery of food assistance and ensured that all transport related documents are prepared in the system on timely basis.
  12. Monitor LTI validity and transporters performance for ultimate contract performance evaluation. Participate in quarterly transporters’ performance evaluation (TEP). Data tracking, analysis and dissemination of reports of transport as per set timelines.
  13. Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (financial closure, transport performance, losses report) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making.


Education:    Completion of a university degree in the related functional area is desirable.

Experience:   3 Years and more in logistics, warehouse management, and supply chain areas. 
Language:     Fluency in English language and another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.



• Experience using corporate systems to monitor transport management.
• Experience analyzing data (SAP, CBT and excel) and transport planning.
• Experience in monitoring various aspects of logistics operations.
• Experience in providing technical business support in
corporate systems.

• knowledge in LESS is an added advantage.


07 October 2022



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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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