Logistics Officer (Contracting) – WFP
|United Nations World Food Programme
|Logistics Officer (Contracting), NOB, Khartoum (133003)
|Area of expertise
|Type of contract
|Long term opportunities
|Sudan – Khartoum
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 (Contracting) to be based in Khartoum, Sudan, to be hired on a Fixted Term Contract at the NOB 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).
The Logistics Unit is deploying a special effort to ensure effective management of logistics contracts to adapt to the economic changes and maintain the availability of a large pool of contracted transporters and logistics service providers.
The Logistics Officer (Contracting) NOB, will be responsible for the market research, tendering, and contracting of logistics services (e.g. transportation, port operations, warehouse management, superintendence) in line with the organizational standards and industry best practices.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Logistics, the Logistics Officer (Contracting) will be responsible for the following duties:
- Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards;
- Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries;
- Overall responsible for contracting all logistics services for WFP Sudan Country Office;
- Work closely with the Head of Logistics in defining a logistics surface contracting strategy that comprehends the operational challenges and promotes a competent and competitive service providers selection;
- Conduct market research to assure expansion of shortlists of service providers in various areas and full geographical coverage;
- Monitoring performance of service providers and following up on appropriate corrective actions;
- Facilitating meetings with service providers;
- Effective contractual management to adapt to the economic changes and maintain the availability of a large pool of contracted transporters;
- Undertake comprehensive logistics market assessments and shortlisting exercises in coordination with the relevant Logistics Officers;
- Coordinate (with the relevant Logistics Officers) the updating of Request for Quotation (RFQ) templates to reflect any changes in terms and conditions which are operationally necessary. Where possible solve identified operational problems by enhancing/clarifying/improving RFQ clauses in coordination with WFP Head Quarters;
- Issue RFQs as and when necessary to shortlisted companies, analyze offers in conjunction with the Head of Logistics and relevant parties;
- Convene and facilitate Local Transport Committee (LTC) meetings;
- Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis;
- Analyse and interpret complex contract terms and conditions, advising on their impact and associated risk and liability to staff at all levels;
- Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies;
- Perform other related duties as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 esperience and/or training/courses
Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in logistics management, supply chain management or related fields is required for holders of an advanced university degree, or five years of relevant professional experience in logistics management, supply chain management or related fields is required for holders of a first university degree. Additional years of experience and training will be an advantage.
Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:
- Experience in a contract management role such as purchasing or contracting in a complex environment is desirable;
- Experience in commercial or humanitarian transport sectors;
- Experience in monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends;
- Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/teams;
- Experience working with corporates systems (ERPs, databases, software etc.)
HOW TO APPLY:
- 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.
TALENTED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOUARGED TO APPLY
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.
- Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
- This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals;
- WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status;
- WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruiting process;
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