Logistics Officer (Cash-Based Transfers) – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleLogistics Officer, (Cash-Based Transfers) FTA-NOA, El Obeid (141427)
Requisition ID141427
LocationSudan – Khartoum 
Posted Date22/03/2021
Closing date04/04/2021

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 join each of our logistics team in the Cash-Based Transfer units in, El Obeid, Sudan, to be hired on a Fixed Term Contract at the NOA  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 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. 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).


The Logistics Officer (CBT) will Support the implementation of CBT strategy in the governorate to improve availability, accessibility and affordability of nutritious food by enabling a more efficient, resilient and sustainable Retail Sector.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Logistics Officer (Cash Based Transfers) will report to the Head of Logistics in El Obeid and will be responsible from the following duties:

  • Perform secondary analysis of the leading markets supply chains to determine functionality and identify main gaps; contribute to primary market data collection through inputs to the design of tools and analysis parameters.
  • Support the overall Supply Chain (SC) strategy to support the WFP Country Office (CO), Country Strategic Plan (CSP) identifying structure(s), capabilities and resourcing required for both CBT and in-kind;
  • Working with Area Office managers, analyse the current country Strategic Outcomes (SO) food and cash assistance systems to map supply chain activities to support effective and efficient delivery;
  • Contribute Supply Chain inputs to the transfer modality selection process and operational planning for the selected modalities.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with CO SC teams on CO SC CBT strategy and scale-up planning, guidance and implementation, incorporating best practices to support the development of the CSP (and SOs).
  • Working with Procurement, Programme, IT and Finance teams, determine the scope of service for retail selection, participate in the evaluation and contracting of retailers to sustainably and efficiently meet the beneficiaries’ food and or non-food items needs;
  • Maintain a list and critical details (such as contact details, contract start/end dates, location, performance evaluations and other relevant information) on all contracted retailers;
  • Arrange onboarding meetings with contracted retailers ensuring understandings of AO operations including programmatic objectives and AO processes from redemption to payment process with the participation of Procurement and Finance;
  • Set up and manage the processing of vouchers from ensuring clear traceability from orders to print to archiving and destructions;
  • Working with Programme team, Finance team, IT/SCOPE team, Cooperating Partners and Retailers set up and manage the end-to-end process of e-vouchers;
  • Review capacity gaps for the Supply Chain CBT/Markets team, counterparts from other functions, CO SC team, partners, retailers and beneficiaries to provide appropriate sensitisation, advocacy and training;
  • Perform any other duties as and when required.


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

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience in logistics management, supply chain management or related fields, is required for holders of an advanced university degree and two years relevant professional experience in logistics management, supply chain management or related fields ,is required for holders of a first university degree.

Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.


  • 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.


Closing date: 04 April 2021

  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals. Applicants who are not Sudanese are not eligible to apply and will therefore not be considered for this position.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.
  • Eligible applicants are advised to indicate the duty station(s) of their preference when submitting their applications

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