World Food Programme – Logistics Officer, Consultant-I Nairobi.

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About WFP

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.

Why Join WFP Somalia?

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.

Under the direct supervision of the Nairobi-based Deputy Head of Logistics, this position will hold responsibilities related to bilateral service provision and external coordination (Logistics Cluster operations, preparedness and operation support).

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

What will you do?

  • Serve as service provision manager and coordinate all external logistics service provision activities including bilateral service provision and common services;
  • Support WFP logistics external coordination activities and contribute to the definition and implementation of the CONOPS and other strategy documents prepared by the Cluster.
  • Contribute with planning and monitoring of transport operations to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of supplies.
  • Lead and ensure a transparent and agile communication channel with partners to increase the visibility of services and improve opportunities for syncing consignments.
  • Lead the Logistics Cluster emergency preparedness initiatives and contribute to the development of risk analysis studies.
  • Maintain an accurate control of services delivered and consistently monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
  • Ensure supply chain operations are compliant with strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost-effectiveness.
  • Spearhead the use of corporate order management systems and other information management systems.
  • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of innovative logistics solutions, initiatives, and other food systems projects and operations design and planning.
  • Contribute to in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of appropriate operation modalities to improve performance in WFP Logistics and Cluster Operations.
  • Support WFP Logistics information management and provide technical advice on data analysis and reporting.
  • Support the performance management function to design and implement performance and risk management projects.
  • Coordinate logistics support activities ensuring WFP operations receive timely support including WFP Non-food item (Maintenance, Replenishment and Operations -MRO resources) and support the Logistics Unit with appropriate inventory management and forecasting of these resources.
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of various teams
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency response needs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.

Experience: At least three (3) years of postgraduate relevant professional experience in logistics, supply chain, and/or operations management. Experience in logistics project management, budgeting, cost-to-serve processes, data analysis is a plus.

Language: Proficiency in oral and written communication in English is a must.

Knowledge &Skills:

  • Proven experience in commercial or humanitarian logistics;
  • Knowledge and experience in logistics inter-agency coordination;
  • Proficiency in using various information management systems, databases and tools;
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver timely high-quality deliverables.
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain logistics trackers with a high level of detail-orientation. Good analysis and reporting skills.


Closing Date: 19 July 2021

Terms and Conditions:

Contract duration: 11 months

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 candidates 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,





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