UN World Food Programme Logistics Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
UN World Food Programme Logistics Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
About WFP Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.
WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation.
The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.
These jobs are likely to be found in Ethiopia CO, Gonder Office under Bahir Dar Area Office , role holders typically report to the Senior logistics Officer ,Head of Area Office 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. to collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.
To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.
Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
Support logistics projects or operational 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 through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimize use of available funds.
Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials).
Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
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.
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
Other as required.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education: Advanced University degree or Bachelor degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or
other related field.
Experience: Advanced university degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management with at least 2 years professional work experience in a related field OR First university degree with at least 6 years of relevant work experience in the related field.
Language: Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Amharic is required. Fluency in other local languages is an added advantage.
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.
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 Jobs in Ethiopia
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