UN WFP Food Logistics Officer Warehousing - NOC Jobs in Kenya

UN WFP Food Logistics Officer Warehousing - NOC Jobs in Kenya

About WFP

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.

Organizational Context

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). In the field job holders report to the Country Director, Head of Field Office or the designate. In RBs and HQ, job holders report to a more senior Logistics Officer.

Job holders are likely to focus on one specific area 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.

Job Purpose

  • Establish reports based on logistics movements and distribute them according to requirements and prepare/maintain transport information for reporting purposes.
  • Define logistics / warehouse management strategy within the WFP policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of supply chain operations at the port and warehouses.
  • Strong cold chain experience is desirable .
  • Advise on logistics management and structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are always adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.
  • Manage own warehouse and third parties, checking procedures are strictly followed, coordinate with superintendent / Labour and Clearance Agents for imports / exports for foods and non-foods items / commodities and make sure quality controls are done prior to dispatches, loadings and unloading.
  • Follow and guide fumigation companies about implementation of their scope of work and evaluation of their performance.
  • Manage monthly physical stocks counting, operations including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP cargoes
  • Identify, mobilise resources, implement and report on special logistics operations

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Ensure the integrity of transport information and communication from shipping, transport units and warehouse teams including commodity tracking in WFP standard systems
  • Coordinate logistics, port operation, warehouse management support services in the area of assignment. collect information and conduct market surveys for logistics services (transport, warehousing, Fumigation, …etc to assist CO in awarding competitive and cost-efficient service providers)
  • Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained
  • Implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse in accordance to WFP guidelines and RFQs
  • In the event of food safety incidents, support investigation exercises to enable lessons learned to be documented and shared, to reduce re-occurrence of the incident.
  • Prepare evidenced based recommendations for head of the office on tools to enable rapid response to the situations with food safety concerns
  • Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on control measures to combat and reduce food commodity losses and food quality and safety issues.
  • Provide trainings to WFP staff and external stakeholders on the key areas, such as quality control, food processing, loss prevention and mitigation, to build local capacity.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: University degree in business administration, engineering, computer science, statistics or economics (preferably transport economics), or equivalent professional experience or extensive relevant logistics experience).
  • At least 9 years’ experience in warehouse managerial/supervisory role, with progressively increasing responsibilities in the warehouse operations.
  • Hands on experience in Warehouse Management systems implementation.
  • Strong analytical, networking, and coordination skills with excellent written and oral communication.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring junior staff.
  • Leadership, ability to work within and lead a team, strong drive for results, cultural sensitivity


  • Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English (enter other WFP language, if applicable) is required
  • Basic knowledge of (enter secondary WFP language, if
    applicable) would be a plus

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Ensure adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous logistics preparedness reviews

    Deadline for Applications
    The deadline for receiving applications is 26 November 2019.

    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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