UN World Food Programme Supply Chain Officer NOC Abuja Jobs in Nigeria

UN World Food Programme Supply Chain Officer NOC Abuja Jobs in Nigeria

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

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

  • Experience: At least five (5) years of postgraduate professional experience in Supply Chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders, implementing operational supply chain strategies, and designing & implementing supply chain, retail and partnership networks.

  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    Organizational Context

    These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and report to a more senior Supply Chain Officer or Deputy Division/Country Director. Job holders at this grade level demonstrate adaptive capacities in effective supply chain management and make significant independent contributions to the planning and development of operating policies and procedures.

    Job holders are expected to manage and complete projects or assignments of a major nature achieving effective outputs. Job holders typically anchor a substantive team consisting of professional and support staff ensuring
    high performance and development.

    Job Purpose

    To provide specialist advice, analytics and contributions to integrated supply chain operations at the Nigeria Country Office level, and manage field supply chain operations to ensure an effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Participate in the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.

  • Analyze regional/country context, and design and manage end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.

  • Plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives and services to ensure timely, cost-effective and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.

  • Provide technical advice and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation initiatives analyzing best practices from the humanitarian and development fields, academia and private sector.

  • Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of supply chain operations.

  • Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.

  • Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational
    knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.

  • Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance.

  • Manage supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.

  • Constantly monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.

  • Manage service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.

  • Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.

  • Other as required.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Leads by Example with Integrity

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

  • Fosters Inclusion and Collaboration

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

    • Experience in managing an area of supply chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders;

    • Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country;

    • Experience in designing and implementing supply chain, retail and partnership networks;

    • Experience in managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations;

    • Experience evaluating and selecting service providers and/or suppliers;

    • Experience identifying operational risks and maintaining documentation on emergency preparedness;

    • Experience in implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitoring progress;

    • Experience supervising professional staff.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Supply Chain Officer NOC Abuja Jobs in Nigeria

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