WFP - World Food Programme

WFP Damaturu, Nigeria

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

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 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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: F irst degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Statistics and Mathematics. Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility. General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in English Language and Hausa or Kanuri in use at the duty station.

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.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

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 authorized 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 specialized queries/requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind-set.
  • Create Service Entry Sheet (SES) and track invoices through the Invoice Tracking System (ITS) in compliance with corporate standards.

ADDITIONAL KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Analyse operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, especially E-Voucher to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.
  • Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g., invoice verification and clearance), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues while escalating complex issues to the supervisor.

  • Promptly attend to Retailer’s complaints on payments, mobile point of sales (mPOS) and other devices for smooth running of their transactions.
  • 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.
  • Perform a ny other responsibilities that may be assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.

Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit the International Civil Service Commission’s website: http:// icsc.un.org (link: (link)).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submission of application is 4th October 2022 11:59pm Nigerian Time

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.

Tags: commodities, delivery of goods, emergency preparedness, logistics, monitoring and reporting, supply chain, supply chain management