To lead field logistics operations partnering with the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Participate in the development and implementation of procedures for logistics field operations or Headquarters based units ensuring that objectives are achieved in compliance with regional and functional strategies, policies and plans.
Plan and lead on implementation of innovative logistics operations, initiatives and programs to ensure timely, efficient and cost effective supply of direct or indirect food assistance.
Collect and analyse relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and make evidence-based proposals.
Lead preparation of transport arrangements and contracting of all associated services in accordance with established guidelines.
Implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
Coordinate logistics, port operation, fleet and warehouse management support services in the area of assignment, preparation of contracts and supplier payments.
Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
Plan, organise and supervise the work of more junior staff to ensure that tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
Gather market intelligence through research and networking, thus improving the knowledge basis available to Country Offices, Region and the Programme, and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
Build relationships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance.
Prepare accurate and timely accounting, data collection and reporting, to inform supply planning and contribute to a WFP wide view of logistics activities, enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and consolidate preliminary data analysis, prepare accurate and timely reports to support a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making.
Provide technical advice and guidance to WFP staff, partners and governments, building capacity to connect to markets, manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need.
Identify and build productive relationships and partnerships with counterparts in UN agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance.
Contribute to preparedness actions, prepare CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), provide technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific logistics risks to enable WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
Other as required.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Supply Chain Management and Optimization Analyses context of country challenges in order to lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and / or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization.
Planning, Project & Resource Management Demonstrates the ability to design and manage the full lifecycle of project management, including planning, engaging with partners and key stakeholders, budgeting, strategically allocating material and human resources, implementation and reporting.
Information Management & Reporting Ability to proactively identify gaps in information and findings, analyse and evaluate information, develop statistics, and translate into information management products to facilitate decision making and demonstrate performance.
Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution Demonstrates ability to analyse market trends, designs concepts of operations, negotiates and establishes contracts with WFP partners and service providers, ensures compliance with WFP rules and regulations and effectively executes logistics operations.
Warehouse and Inventory Management Plans, coordinates and manages service providers and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient, and sustainable operating procedures in the face of changing climates and conditions within region of expertise.
Technical Assistance and Coordination Actively establishes and maintains networks, leads coordination and the provision of technical assistance, while demonstrating the ability to represent WFP to a broad spectrum of key stakeholders (e.
g. providing services, and working with NDMOs / NDMAs). STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and / or training / courses.
At least 7 years experience in managing logistics operations including;
evaluating and selecting service providers and third parties.
identifying transportation operations risks and maintaining documentation on emergency logistics preparedness.
determining with Supply Chain actors best transport modality / timing and liaising with agents and suppliers to meet deadlines.
preparing and managing transport and project budgets.
managing integrated air, sea, and land transport operations.
supervising professional staff.
working in insecure and difficult environments.
working with interagency partners to assess and coordinate emergency / non-emergency response.
Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.
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.