UN World Food Programme Logistics Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Logistics Assistant 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.

In Ethiopia, WFP provides food assistance to over nine million food-insecure people affected by conflict, droughts, flooding, or displacement. As part of the humanitarian response plan (HRP), WFP provides relief food assistance in four regions: Somali, Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions.

Background & Purpose of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Dollo Ado Sub-Office and direct supervision of the Logistics Associate, the job role is expected to implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities for the Sub-Office.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

  • Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.

  • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.

  • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set.

  • Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

  • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.

  • Assist in management of
    commodity accounting data quality and integrity.

  • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.

  • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor.

  • Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making.

  • Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management.

  • Perform any other duties as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. An advanced diploma in logistics, supply chain management or related functional area is desirable .

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in direct supply chain or warehouse and inventory management.

    Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.

  • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.

  • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.

  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.

  • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.


  • Fluency in both oral and written English and other Ethiopian regional languages is a must.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Logistics Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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