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.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, nutrition, food for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers and safety nets.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office and the technical supervision of the Logistics Officer (Deputy Head of the Unit), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Coordinate logistics, port operations, transport and warehouse management support services in Bossaso;
- Provide technical advice and guidance to WFP staff, partners and government, building capacity to connect to markets, manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need;
- Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities to ensure effective delivery of food assistance;
- Collect and analyze data and recommend actions to improve performance of local logistics operations;
- Advice on logistics management, structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy;
- Coordinate with WFP Vessel Agents/ Port Authorities for prompt berthing and smooth load/discharge operations;
- Oversee proper documents are received and submitted to local authorities prior to vessel arrival to ensure no delays in cargo clearance and vessel loading/ discharging arrangements;
- Liaise with WFP’s cargo superintendent company and/ or vessel’s port representatives prior to vessel arrivals to protect WFP interest during vessel operations and to ensure full cargo quality in good condition is always loaded/discharged;
- Review and be aware of WFP superintendence arrangements to ensure adequate measures are in place for commodity quality control and any immediate actions be taken to safeguard the commodities and WFP interests;
- Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations, guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, government and other partners to respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis;
- Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and other staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance;
- Act in assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs;
- Prepare accurate and timely accounting, data collection and reporting to inform supply planning and contribute to a WFP wide view of logistics activities, enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
- Identify and build productive relationships and partnerships with counterparts in UN agencies, NGOs, government and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance;
- Perform other related duties as required.
|| Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
|| At least one or more years of professional experience in supply chain activities and management of logistics operations in commercial or humanitarian transportation sector. Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
||Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
|Knowledge & Skills
- Demonstrated experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors including dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports;
- Monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends;
- Knowledge in coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams;
- Experience in warehouse and commodity management;
- Proficiency in using various information management systems, databases and software;
- Hands-on relevant experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.