Afghanistan is becoming the world’s largest humanitarian crisis; 22.8 million people now face acute food insecurity according to the latest IPC assessment released on 25th October, including 8.
7 million facing emergency levels of food insecurity (IPC phase 4). WFP has never seen this many people facing emergency levels of food insecurity in Afghanistan in the 10 years that the UN has been conducting IPC analyses.
WFP is ramping up its humanitarian support to meet the food and nutrition needs of almost 23 million people in Afghanistan.
To achieve this, WFP expects operations may cost as much as US$ 220 million a month. To support this scale up, the Supply Chain corridor through Pakistan is critical to ensure the food needs of the people in Afghanistan are met.
The Supply Chain Officer shall oversee corridor coordination and liaison to ensure the smooth running of the key corridor from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, Legal, Engineering or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and / or training / courses.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Minimum 5+ years of Professional / managerial level experience in Logistics and / or Supply Chain.
Experience in implementation of Supply Chain operations
Experience in information management activities including collecting, consolidating and analysing relevant information
Experience in fostering partnerships including working with government authorities is a plus
An awareness of the cultural and political context of Pakistan is a plus.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Supply Chain in Pakistan with a functional reporting to the Head of Supply Chain in Afghanistan, the Supply Chain Officer shall oversee corridor coordination and liaison to ensure the smooth running of the key corridor from Pakistan to Afghanistan
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Supply Chain Strategy Demonstrates understanding of supply chain strategies and corporate frameworks.
Supports analytical and conceptual work on supply chain strategy and implementation. Supply Chain & Networks Management Demonstrates robust understanding of end-to-end supply chain management.
Supports the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks.
Supports the design and integrated delivery of supply chain services. Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain capacity strengthening in operational contexts.
Implements capacity development initiatives in own area of responsibility. Supply Chain Performance & Development Supports integrated supply chain information management and conducts advanced Supply Chain and performance analytics.
Contributes to supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives. Supply Chain Planning Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain planning in operational contexts.
Designs plans and operational scenarios in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. Leverages expert intelligence and system data to conduct planning analytics.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination.
All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.