Logistics Officer SC9 – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleBusiness Support Assistant SC6 (DAMAT Nurse) (138470)
Requisition ID138470
Area of expertiseSupply chain
Type of contractShort term opportunities
LocationSudan –  Gedaref 
Posted Date16/02/2021
Closing date01/03/2021

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Logistics team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused logistics services? Are you ready to partner with managers to deliver effective logistics management solutions that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Logistics Officer to be based in Gadaref, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at the SC 9 level.


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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 4 million people assisted in 2018. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).


To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Logistics, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

1. Manage and lead WFP Logistics operations in Gadaref to ensure timely and effective deployment of WFP Food assistance programmes.

2. Hold accountability for the deployment of CO initiatives, policies and strategies.

3. Effectively manage the Logistics Hub to ensure transparent and efficient people management and the continued development of a cohesive and high performing team.

4. Hold accountability and/or prepare accurate and comprehensive analysis and reports on WFP Logistics operations and performance with regular and timely submission for Area/Country Office review to identify programme support requirements and

inform operational planning and decisions.

5. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.

6. Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

7. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.


8. Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.

9. Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain.

10. Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.

11. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.


12. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).

13. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.

14. Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

15. Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.

16. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

17. Perform other duties as required.


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

Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in the operations management, field of logistics, supply chain, warehousing, and contract management or relevant field is required for holders of an advanced university degree, or five years of relevant professional experience in the operations management, field of logistics, supply chain, warehousing, and contract management or relevant field is required for holders of a first university degree. Additional years of experience will be an advantage.

Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.


• Experience in developing or supporting the development of multi-discipline work plans for the achievement of strategic aims within a defined area.
• Experience in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency.
• Experience in managing mid-size financial budgets, balancing multiple priorities effectively.
• Experience leading a mid-size to large team to ensure the effective delivery of objectives.
• Experience  participating in government/ partner negotiation.
• Experience in moderately complex emergency operation or development programme


  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.
WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.
In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.

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