Supply Chain Officer (Market Development)

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Supply Chain Officer (Market Development)


agribusiness growth opportunities through WFP’s cash assistance,
Provide appropriate and effective skilling and increase access to capital for young people.
Facilitate business growth or improvement for commission agents e.g., the bank agents, especially, youth, women, and refugee businesses involved in WFP cash assistance
Collaborate with CPs and other partners and ensure effective forward and backward linkages for market actors to strengthen business relationships with wholesalers and directly with local farmer groups/organizations, traders, and millers that are youth, women, and refugee led.

Work in close collaboration with cross functional counterparts, especially the internal Cash Working Group (CWG) to align on CBT initiatives and ensure that Supply Chain activities are included to increase programme efficiency.
Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans for CBT and Market Development activities, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy, global CBT strategy, and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.
In partnership with the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) team, contribute to the implementation of market assessments to contribute to CBT feasibility analysis.
Provide technical contribution to market analysis and supply chain network mapping to improve supply chain performance and plan market development activities.
Support the implementation process of the procurement of retailers, performing the pass/fail procurement process using corporate tools, and formal procurement process where applicable.
Contribute to the implementation process of the procurement of Financial Service Providers (FSPs), ensure ongoing performance monitoring of activities are conducted and determine performance improvement or contract actions as applicable/required.

Support implementation of Market Development Activities such as setting up Buying Clubs, Preferred Wholesalers, or activities that improve market functionality by addressing supply chain inefficiencies in local markets.
For any restricted cash activities, conduct ongoing monitoring of retailers and Market Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by analyzing reports from various data sources (Retailer Performance Monitoring Evaluation (RPME), VAM market price data, market situational monitoring and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) or Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) reports, Point of Sale (POS) information).
Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain CBT & Markets activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain and Programme functions within WFP, especially Food Systems, Country Capacity Strengthening, and Social Protection to ensure an integrated value chain approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.
Help to build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs, and the private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain CBT & Markets operations.

Build capacity of internal WFP staff to deliver and execute on Supply Chain CBT & Markets activities through delivery of training or coaching.
Support the capacity development of external partners (including retailers and local market actors) to take a strategic and proactive approach to improving market operations or supply chain operations through provision of training and conduct capacity strengthening activities to support government authorities’ development of social protection programmes.
Guide and supervise staff, acting as a point of referral, providing training, and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance to monitor the management of Supply Chain CBT & Markets risks.
Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.


University Degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or another related field.

Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language (English) in use at the duty station. Knowledge of at least one local language including Swahili will be an advantage for this role.


Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

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.


At least five (5) or more years of progressive work in market facilitation, retail development, business development or support services with the private sector and particularly in rural context gained from reputable organizations.
Experience coordinating supply chain activities with other units/ teams.
Experience conducting analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation.
Experience in analyzing and supporting the implementation of end-to-end supply chain operations.
Experience in coordinating periodic planning across functions and with partners.
Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country.
Experience conducting cost analysis
Good working knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power point.
General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procurement procedures is desirable

Knowledge and skills

Has worked with technical teams (i.e., business development, distribution chains).
Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
Ability to collect and summarize programme data, including information on the status of personas engaged, beneficiaries planned and reached for all procurement modalities.
Ability to gather, organise, and provide data on procurement outputs, processes, and outcomes.

13th May 2022.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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.