UN World Food Programme Fleet Manager (Roving) - Mekelle Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Fleet Manager (Roving) - Mekelle Jobs in Ethiopia

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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced University degree in Engineering or bachelor’s degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses related to Supply Chain or Logistics at technical college, university, or similar institution.

    Organizational Context

    These jobs are likely to be found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). In the field, role holders typically report to the 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 be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.

    Job Purpose

    To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Manage and monitor the performance of the trucks / trailers to achieve maximum utilisation, Vehicle Routing & Scheduling for the timely deliveries of both Food and Non-Food-Items for Operational needs.

    • Carry out Scheduled Maintenance & Repair, Overhaul, Reconditioning, Modifications, in a most efficient manner with the ultimate objective to ensure that all vehicles are maintained to a high standard and roadworthy condition.

    • Responsible for overseeing the Materials Management aspect of the operation and in particular the controlling, justification and issuance of Spare Parts, tyres, lubricants & Consumable Materials at the Area offices and Sub offices level.

    • Responsible for forecasting and requisitioning of spare parts: Preparation of orders for spare parts / tires and materials required for the operation and submit these requests for the approval of the Fleet Manager.

    Key Accountabilities(Continued)

  • Responsible for the management of tyres which include maintenance practices, controlling mechanisms and performance monitoring.

    • Ensure proper Workshop Administration, record keeping & vehicle History Records are well maintained via the Fleet Management System for all the sub offices and area offices.

    • Responsible for managing and ensuring that all reports and information as required by the Organisation are produced promptly and in a timely manner. Additionally, analyse information and quality of report prior to distribution.

    • Responsible for the Management of POL (Petroleum, Oil & Lubricants) ensure that the quality / quantities of the supply of fuel & lubricants are in accordance with standards set.

    • Ensure that all Repairs & Maintenance performed to vehicles / machinery is in accordance with the required standards established to achieve maximum reliability with minimum downtime and quality Workshop Management maintained.

    • Implement Best Practices established and ensure that KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) are maintained with parameters set.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

  • Be
    a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.

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

  • Experience coordinating transportation processes with other units/ teams.

  • Experience in communication and reporting.

  • Experience in working with logistics systems (databases, software).

  • Experience gained in logistics and fleet management is an added advantage.

  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Fleet Manager (Roving) - Mekelle Jobs in Ethiopia

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