UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021 – Logistics Officer


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Job Title: Logistics Officer   – UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: UN World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Uganda

 

 

UN World Food Programme (WFP) Profile:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

 

Job Summary:

To provide analytics and contributions to the supply chain activities or/and contribute to field supply chain operations, following an effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities of UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.
  • Support supply chain projects, capacity strengthening initiatives, operational day-to-day activities incompliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures, and controls, and following corporate standards, contributing to quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
  • Contribute to context analyses and management of end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to support addressing operational supply chain challenges and obtaining operational optimization.
  • Support monitoring supply chain activities to check that appropriate internal controls are followed to increase the day-to-day efficiencies and overall performance of supply chain operations; including management of service providers/vendors, transport, and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations.
  • Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out recommendations to the supervisor for maximizing use of resources and effectiveness of supply chain operations. Contribute to the implementation of supply chain operations, initiatives, and services to ensure a timely, cost-effective, and integrated approach with core activities and services.
  • Determine specific supply chain activities & budgetary requirements to support delivery (CBT & In-Kind)of food assistance systems for each SO. Support the overall Supply Chain strategy to support CO CSP identifying structure(s), capabilities and resourcing required for both CBT and in-kind.
  • Working with the internal WFP Cash and Voucher Working Group, contribute Supply Chain inputs to the transfer modality selection process and operational planning for the selected modalities. Partner at the operational level and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions contributing to an integrated supply chain approach to food and cash-based assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.
  • Conduct portions of market analysis and supply chain network mapping to support wider analytics on the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance. Collect and analyse data and put together reports highlighting opportunities for improvement and effective operationalization of supply chain within the area of responsibility.
  • Perform secondary analysis of the country’s leading markets supply chains to determine functionality and identify main gaps; contribute to primary market data collection through inputs to the design of tools and analysis parameters.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports or support preparation of dashboards and other visual materials on supply chain activities for supervisor’s review to contribute to informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
  • Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries. Identify andbuild productive relationships and support capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient andeffective delivery of humanitarian assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions and support quick emergency response to deploy food and resources atthe onset of the crisis.
  • Support retailer mapping and identify qualified retailers for integration in the financial service provider agent and merchant mapping cash programme, with a focus on inclusion of pre-qualified female retailers and merchants.
  • In liaison with the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) officer, identify opportunities for digitization of the retailnetwork with linkages to cash and livelihood programmes.
  • Scope and refer outstanding retailers and merchants for incorporation in the WFP informal sensitization andfeedback mechanisms.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as maybe required according to the operational context.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports or support preparation of dashboards and other visual materials on supply chain activities for supervisor’s review to contribute to informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
  • Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries. Identify and build productive relationships and support capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions and support quick emergency response to deploy food and resources atthe onset of the crisis.
  • Support retailer mapping and identify qualified retailers for integration in the financial service provider agent and merchant mapping cash programme, with a focus on inclusion of pre-qualified female retailers and merchants.
  • In liaison with the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) officer, identify opportunities for digitization of the retailnetwork with linkages to cash and livelihood programmes.
  • Scope and refer outstanding retailers and merchants for incorporation in the WFP informal sensitization and feedback mechanisms.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as maybe required according to the operational context.

 

 

Qualifications for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•A University degree in any of the following disciplines: Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance,Business Studies, Economic or any related field
•At least four years working experience in Procurement, Logistics, or Supply Chain

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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.

People

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Partnership

  • 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.

 

 

 

How To Apply for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

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Closing Date: 4th December 2021