Logistics Associate SC6 – WFP

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Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleLogistics Associate SC6, Gedaref (139404)
Requisition ID139404
Area of expertiseSupply chain
Type of contractShort term opportunities
LocationSudan –  Gedaref 
Posted Date17/02/2021
Closing date02/03/2021

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 experienced Logistics Associate to join our logistics teams in Gedaref, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at SC6level.

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.

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 the UN WFP,  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).

JOB PURPOSE

To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer and overall supervision of the Head of Logistics, the incumbent shall perform the following duties

  • Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
  • Manage logistics vendors’ activities including performance monitoring and measurement within Gadaref.
  • Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) to support vendor selection process
  • Identify, resolve and/or provide recommendations on specialised queries/requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind-set.
  • Manage quality and quantity related queries from the warehouses and Silos ensuring WFP food and Safety standards are fully met.
  • Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

ADDITIONAL KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  • Analyse operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.
  • Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics and take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating complex issues to the supervisor.
  • Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports (e.g. financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable informed decision-making.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
  • Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities.
  • Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies.
  • Perform any other related duty as may be required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary school certificate  preferable Diploma in Stores Management, Statistics, Business Administration or any other field related to Logistics. 

Experience: At least five years of progressive work experience in general supply chain and logistics or related field.
Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
  • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
  • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems

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