WFP Somalia Logistics Assistant (Operations) Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2019

UN World Food Programme – Somalia

Job Advertisement: Logistics Assistant (Operations)

Vacancy Announcement No. 017/2019

Contract type: Fixed Term

Post Grade: G5

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duration: 1 year

Date of issue: 21st February 2019

Closing Date: 6th March 2019

Organizational Background: 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer and overall supervision of the Head of Logistics, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries;
  • Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations;
  • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement;
  • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, and obtaining guidance as required. Ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries;
  • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary;
  • Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity;
  • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities;
  • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations, take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues and escalating various issues to the supervisor as required;
  • Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports and ensure information accuracy in the corporate information management systems;
  • Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management;
  • Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible support experience in logistics operations.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, and food stock;
  • Ability to timely collate accurate data and information to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community;
  • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs;
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation;
  • Hands on logistics experience in UN or NGOs is desirable.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to CLICK HERE to submit online applications through our E-Recruitment portal before 6th March 2019.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.