WFP - World Food Programme

Logistics Associate, Damascus, Syria

Job Overview

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

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

All applications should be received no later than Thrusday 9th of Septemeber 2021.

TYPE OF CONTRACT/DURATION

Eligibility: Syrian Nationals or Syrian/Palestinian Nationals or candidates who have a work permit and residency in Syria. Contract Type: Service Contract (SC6) Duration: 12 months Duty Station: South Area Office Number of required employees: One position

ABOUT WFP

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 worldwideto ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women andchildren, can access the nutritious food they need. In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families whorequire emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help toimprove their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks atschool, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RB) and Country Offices (CO and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to a Logistics Officer, Head of Unit or the designate. At this level, job holders demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders typically manage a small team, supervising and coaching staff.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

  • Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
  • Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
  • Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) to support vendor selection process.
  • Identify, resolve and/or provide recommendations on specialised queries/requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind-set.
  • Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
  • Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  • Analyse operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.
  • Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating complex issues to the supervisor.
  • Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable informed decision-making.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
  • Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities.
  • Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience : At least 5 years experience including :
  • Experience maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  • Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts.
  • Experience in compiling contract documentation.
  • Experience in contract execution.
  • Experience in budget monitoring and reporting.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please upload your professional CV in English in PDF format making sure to include the following in terms of “Experience”:

    • Company/Organization name and scope of work of the organization
    • Exact Position Title
    • Contract type: part-time, full-time, volunteer, consultant, or freelancer
    • Start and End date of Employment for each position: From (dd/mm/yyyy) to (dd/mm/yyyy)
    • Responsibilities: To mention the main responsibilities that highlight your gained skills and experience
  • A proof of your experience will be required in the final stage of recruitment.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once application is submitted.

Follow the links below to submit your application. If any of the links do not work by clicking on it , please copy and paste it in the browser address bar: Internal candidates: Ensure that your VPN is connected before clicking on the link below.

(link)?jobId=147499&company=C0000168410P

External candidates:

(link)-listing.wfp.org/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=147499&company=C0000168410P

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Female applicants and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.

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