Regional Consultancy Roster – Logistics Officer (Supply Chain) for Latin America & the Caribbean At World Food Programme


Do you want to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide? This is your opportunity!

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

WHAT IS A ROSTER?

It’s a pool of potential candidates with the necessary mix of knowledge, experience, skills, and values that match with our priority hiring needs in WFP Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates who are recommended following the competitive selection process, will be placed in the Roster for a specific profile and level, for consultancy opportunities.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY TO THIS ROSTER?

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. This is your opportunity to be part of an organization with a humanitarian purpose “Saving Lives, Changing Lives”, and to be part of a talent pool for future Logistics Officer positions for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

JOB PURPOSE

To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations, including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations, to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Depending on your experience and expertise areas, you will be involved to a greater or lesser degree in work related, but not limited, to the following:

Level I Consultancy:

  1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  2. Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  4. Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds.
  5. Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
  6. Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
  7. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  8. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  9. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
  10. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  11. Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  12. Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  13. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Logistics and Supply Chain, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Years of relevant professional experience:

  • Level I Consultancy: Three to five years of relevant professional experience

Languages:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Spanish or French are highly desirable.

Competencies:

  • Supply Chain Management, Planning and Organization, Problem solving, Negotiation, Effective Communication.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Professional experience is desired (but not required) in one or several of the following areas:

  • Commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.
  • Monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  • Dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.
  • Coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/teams.
  • Warehouse and commodity management.
  • Working with corporate systems (databases, software).
  • Humanitarian assistance and/or development work of the United Nations, or other international governmental or non-governmental organisations.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

8 March 2022.

YOU ARE AT THE CENTER of our process, so we will maintain a fluid communication with you about the overall selection process.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values and humanitarian principles. Selection is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • After completing your application, you will receive a communication indicating that your profile has been successfully received.
  • All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess relevant experience and qualification.
  • Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further assessment or interviews and to confirm their continued interest and availability for the Roster.
  • Applicants who do not meet the selection criteria, will be informed about the status of their application.
  • Successful candidates will be placed in the Roster for consultancy opportunities. Rostered applicants may be contacted in the next 24 months on a needs basis.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. 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. For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

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WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, ethnic group, age, sexual orientation, other affiliation or 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.

How to apply

APPLICATION LINK:

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=158765&company=C0000168410P

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