World Food Programme (WFP)

Logistics Officer

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Job Description

The Talent Pool is an excellent opportunity for a career within WFP. WFP Zimbabwe is building a pool of highly qualified and dynamic talents interested in working with WFP. Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for a period of three years and two years for female and male candidates respectively, ready for deployment whenever a Fixed Term, Service Contract (SC) or Special Service Agreement (SSA) positions arise. Selected candidates may be posted in any of our WFP offices in Zimbabwe.

Job Title: Logistics Officer

Grade: Level 8

Type of Contract: Service Contract or Special Service Agreement

Duration: 1 year

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Date of Publication: 12 June 2024

Deadline of Application: 25 June 2024

WFP encourages female candidates and candidates with disabilities to apply.

This vacancy announcement is open to Zimbabwean nationals ONLY.

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.

In Zimbabwe, WFP has a strong track record of delivering food assistance and managing supply chains during crises, while building resilience to shocks among vulnerable communities. The July 2022-December 2026 Country Strategic Plan (CSP) provides a road map to promote shock-responsive social protection and sustainable and resilient food systems. The July 2022-December 2026 articulates collaborative efforts to better anticipate future needs, improve data and forecasting and strengthen livelihoods and local capacities to withstand, respond to and adapt more readily to sudden or chronic stresses. WFP will support informed decision making on food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe, and will integrate nutrition, gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan. WFP will establish new partnerships and leverage existing ones to their full potential, including those with the other Rome-based and other United Nations agencies.

WFP Zimbabwe’s July 2022-December 2026 CSP focuses on the below areas:

Social and humanitarian assistance for food-and nutrition-insecure populations in targeted rural and urban areas.
Support to urban food insecure households for resilient livelihoods.
Support to rural communities for climate resilient livelihoods, sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced participation in local markets and value chains.
Collaboration with national actors to enhance capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well-informed, effective and equitable actions for achieving food and nutrition security.
Services to humanitarian and development actors in Zimbabwe so they can implement their programmes and provide support to their beneficiaries in an efficient, effective and reliable way at all times, including during crises
To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
2. 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.
3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
4. Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds.
5. Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
6. 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.
7. 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).
8. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
9. 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.
10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

Qualifications and Experience

Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Experience: At least 1 year of proffessional experience in supply chain/ logistics.

• Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution.
• Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
• Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.
• Experience in report writing.

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