National Logistics Officer FT NOB – Berbera

  • Berbera
  • Full time
  • 2 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Shift morning
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    Posted On Jul 29 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Officer
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    Job Experience :

Job Description


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Berbera Office and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Support the LO Head of Office to coordinate logistics, port operations, transport, and warehouse management support services in Berbera.
  2. Gather market intelligence through research and networking, thus improving the knowledge basis available and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
  3. Gather as much information on potential transport delays through to destination/port congestion to ensure WFP interests are fully covered and share this information with the necessary/concerned offices.
  4. Coordinate with WFP Vessel Agents/Port Authorities for prompt berthing and smooth load/discharge operations.
  5. Ensured appropriate protection of WFP’s interests by familiarizing with World Food programme Charterparty 2017, Fixture recaps, WFP NNCRs, and other necessary documents.
  6. Oversee that 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.
  7. Liaise with WFP's cargo superintendent company and/or Vessel's port representatives prior to vessel arrivals to protect WFP interests during vessel operations and to ensure full cargo quantity in good condition is always loaded/ discharged.
  8. Review and be aware of WFP Superintendence arrangements to ensure adequate measures are in place for commodity quality control and any immediate actions can be taken to safeguard the commodities and WFP interest at all times.
  9. Ascertain logistics reporting and monitoring of dispatches and deliveries and quality control, if required.
  10. Report on a daily basis to CO Logistics Managers and HQ Shipping Unit on vessel load/discharge and all relevant related information;
  11. Report immediately about loss and damages. Documentary support of such damages to be sent to CO Logistics Managers. Intervene in cases of damaged cargo and arrange for adequate inspections, sampling, testing and final settlement of disputed cargoes;
  12. Inspect and monitor port warehouse activities and condition. Check stack count, stock rotation, cleanliness, insect control, roof condition etc to ensure safe keeping of commodities in storage.
  13. Ensure that all required documentation, such as Statement of Facts, Notice of Readiness, and Letters of Protest etc. are submitted/accepted correctly as per C/P, and communicated to HQ Shipping Unit in timely manner.
  14. Perform any other related duties, if required or assigned by Supervisors.


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


At least three or more years of professional experience in Supply Chain activities and Management, analytical skills and managing logistics operations and/or experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors and/or experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends

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.

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Somali and English is a requirement.


Contract Duration: 1 year (initial)


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.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.