UN World Food Programme Logistics Officer (Contracting) Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Logistics Officer (Contracting) 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.

Organizational Context

This job is based in the WFP Ethiopia Country Office and the jobholder typically reports to the Head of the unit or the designate. 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)

  • Support logistics contracting day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

  • Collect and analyse data related to the transport sector and undertake comprehensive logistics services market assessments in country to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics contracting operations.

  • Conduct verification and validation of received data which also includes (site) visits to the transporters/logistics service providers’ yards/garages/offices.

  • Carry out due diligence of the current WFP shortlisted/contracted and/or new logistics service providers.

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and consolidate preliminary data analysis and prepare accurate and timely reports as and when required.

  • Issue Request for Quotations (RFQ) as and when necessary to shortlisted companies, analyze offers and in conjunction with the relevant Logistics Officer, Head of Contracting and relevant parties.

  • Submit contracting proposals to the Logistics Contract Committee (LCC) and prepare well drafted and explained minutes.

  • Compile the quarterly Committee on Supply Chain (CSC) reports and in conjunction with the relevant Logistics Officer and Head of Contracting to have the reports submitted/cleared in a timely manner.

  • Maintain a tally of contracting cases which will require submission to the CSC.

  • In conjunction with the Operations Section of the Logistics Unit, ensure clear
    periodic allocation plans for any tariff system contracts are put in place. Similarly, that periodic reports detailing any deviation from the initial allocation plan are completed.

  • Establish and maintain good working relations with all shortlisted/contracted logistics service providers. Build service providers understanding of their contractual obligations (RFQ terms and conditions) and how WFP business process works.

  • Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.

  • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

  • Perform other tasks as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

  • Experience: At least 2 years of post-graduate professional and relevant work experience in a humanitarian organization and dealing with logistics operations.

    Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution

  • Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air or sea)

  • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals

  • Experience in report writing

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

    • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution.

    • Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).

    • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.

    • Experience in report writing.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Logistics Officer (Contracting) Jobs in Ethiopia

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