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Logistics Coordination and Partnership Consultant (Logistics Cluster), CST 2 (ROSTER), Ukraine


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Logistics
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Supply Chain
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

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.


🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 519660

📢 Job Title: Logistics Coordination and Partnership Officer

📌Type of Contract: International Consultant | CST – Level II

️ Unit / Division: Supply Chain | Logistics Cluster | WFP Ukraine

📍   Duty Station: Roving Dnipro | Odesa, Ukraine

️ Duration: 06 months with possible extension

Closing date: Friday  03 March 2023, midnight (Central European Time)

🔄Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and rostered applicants may be contacted in the upcoming 12 months on an as-needed basis, for immediate opportunities



About WFP 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operates in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.


 At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce e is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves. 

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Here is some background on this assignment 


The Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) is part of the humanitarian architecture of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), together with the other 10 Global Clusters. It is led by WFP, and it is about enhancing cooperation and partnerships in the logistics sector. The GLC works directly with its partners and stakeholders to coordinate the logistics response during a humanitarian crisis. Its partners and stakeholders include international NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, other UN organizations, Governments, Academia, and Donors. The GLC was formally endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on 15 December 2010.


At a country level, the Cluster leadership is held by the WFP Country Director who is accountable to the Humanitarian Coordinator for its management. At a country level, the Logistics Cluster is activated whenever there is a need to strengthen the coordination of humanitarian partners who are challenged by logistics issues or constraints when responding to a humanitarian crisis.


The objective of a country-level Logistics Sector Coordination mechanism is to ensure the implementation of full or part of the 6 core functions of the sectoral cluster approach (i) support service delivery (ii) inform HC/HCT’s strategic decision-making (iii) plan and implement cluster strategies (iv) monitor and evaluate performance (v) build national capacity in preparedness and contingency planning (vi) to support robust advocacy. To date, the Global Logistics Cluster is supporting 28 Governments in the implementation of the cluster approach in the sector of logistics -including sudden-onset, protracted crisis, and prone-to-disaster countries.



What will you do in this assignment? 

You are – together with the Cluster Lead Agency – co-responsible for an efficient functioning sectoral coordination mechanism and you will have to lead and facilitate this process.

You will work across responding agencies and organizations to support building a common situational awareness of supply chain operations, limitations, and challenges; promote sharing of information and logistics capacities where appropriate; offer technical advice on supply and logistics operations where needed.


Why work with us? 

The war in Ukraine continues to displace people, damage infrastructure, disrupt supply chains and hold back the country’s economy. One in three households is estimated to be food-insecure, rising to one in two in some areas of the east and south.  More than 6 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced and more than 6 million have left the country. Almost 6 million Ukrainians are internally displaced and nearly 8 million are living as refugees in Europe. Many of those who remain have lost their livelihoods, especially in areas close to the front lines. Those who returned are struggling to rebuild their lives, having run out of money or found their homes reduced to rubble.

WFP supports 3 million people every month in Ukraine, using a flexible mix of food and cash assistance. We support people wherever they are, including in areas close to the front line.

This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging role in a multicultural, hardworking, fun, and interdisciplinary Supply Chain | Logistics team. In addition,


What is in for you?


WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment.

WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.

A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various countries, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave, and medical insurance 


Join us to make a difference in Ukraine, watch this video to know more about us!!   


How can you make a difference?


During your assignment, you will be providing:  


Expert advice

  • Ensure logistics and supply managers have access to relevant technical advice and support on supply chain operations and planning (covering operations, risk assessment and mitigation/management, preparedness, and capacity building).
  • Provide logistics and supply managers with technical advice and operational solutions based on detailed cost/benefits analyses and recommended standard operating procedures for the supply chain management.
  • Facilitate discussion and agreement on the use of common standards and tools among logistics and supply managers; and promote awareness of and adherence to relevant policy guidelines, codes of conduct and examples of good practice.


Needs assessment, prioritization, project planning and implementation


  • Working across agencies and organizations, lead a continuous identification and assessment of logistics capacities, gaps, and bottlenecks in the country.
  • Join inter-agency needs assessment exercises as appropriate to ensure that identified needs, gaps and priorities are as evidence-based as possible in any given emergency context.
  • Support the development of an overall engagement strategy, based on the common gaps and needs identified and update it regularly according to evolving needs.


Effective inter-agency coordination

  • Provide leadership by co-chairing regular Logistics Cluster meetings to coordinate the continuous identification and prioritization of logistics needs, as well as technical solutions adequate to overcome bottlenecks and ensure delivery of humanitarian aid/relief.
  • Establish and ensure fluid and regular communication and coordination with all relevant stakeholders, including supply and logistics managers in national and international humanitarian organizations.


Information management, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the collection, analysis, and dissemination of relevant logistics information (including – but not limited to – capacity mapping, risk, and gap analysis).
  • Provide inputs for any relevant operational planning and analyze trends of supply chain risk using tools.
  • Support the proper reporting, communication, and coordination with the relevant Information Management Unit.
  • Capacity Building
  • Actively contribute to regular logistics training and workshops as required, in line with developing the capacity of all stakeholders.


To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have for...


Education: A university degree in Supply Chain Management, International Business, International Relations, Humanitarian Project Management, Business Administration and related field or equivalent relevant experience.

Experience: A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in humanitarian project/ programme implementation (incl. assessment, management of operational budget and funds, monitoring and evaluation), out of which:

  • at least 4 years of professional experience in project/programme coordination and management, including serving in a supervisory role,  
  • at least 2 years of professional experience in emergency response operations (natural disaster and/or complex emergency) and/or preparedness projects
  • at least 2 years of professional experience in supply chain and/or logistics operations (i.e., land transport, international shipping or air transport, warehouse management, freight forwarding, etcetera) …


Knowledge & Skills:



  • Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including coordination mechanisms, Humanitarian Reform and humanitarian action, and international emergency response funding mechanisms.
  • Experience in high-level coordination, including serving as the chair of a multi-lateral working group (i.e., any output-oriented group of independent stakeholders); an ability to work within a diverse group, build/develop consensus and deliver on joint outputs.
  • Partnership and service mindset, integrity, result-oriented, proactive engagement, gender and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively in remote and high-pressure environments, motivate a team, maintain morale, and deliver on objectives in difficult circumstances.


  • Display strong leadership skills whilst always ensuring the full participation of partners.
  • Create a strategic vision and shared goals based on humanitarian principles.
  • Delegate responsibility when required and seek and internalize feedback.
  •  Promote a climate of teamwork, encourage the learning of colleagues, and facilitate a team approach.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data and translate it into useful information management products to facilitate decision-making.


Language: Fluency (level C) in the English language.


Before you apply...


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made based on 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.


We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Ukraine. Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.


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.


How do you apply...


To be considered, you are invited to apply via ( CV and cover letter must be submitted in the English language.

 Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.   


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