The World Food Programme (WFP) is United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. We save lives by getting food to the hungry fast. But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 80 countries.
WFP Ethiopia is working with the Government and humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia's most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.
To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.
Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards and effective integration of Logistics Operations.
Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries. This includes but is not limited to transport and commodity accounting, large scale re-bagging operations for air operations, freight forwarding and fleet management.
Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds. Ensure effective Landside, Transport, Storage and Handling (LTSH) management including forecasts, budgets, invoice processing and unconfirmed receipts.
Ensure the integrity of transport information, including commodity accounting in WFP systems. Prepare and maintain transport information for reporting purposes, including vendor performance evaluations,
Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials).
Provide direct and technical supervision and guidance to Logistics staff in area of responsibilities.
Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: 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.
Experience: Typically one or more years of postgraduate professional experience in the related field with an interest in international humanitarian development.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution and coordination with government or NGOs counterparts in the field.
Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
Experience evaluating offers and writing proposals.