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Logistics Officer – Supply Chain Analysis & Reporting Vacancy at WFP

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Logistics Officer – Supply Chain Analysis & Reporting, NOA 

Ref Id: 106352
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Supply Chain, Job holder will primarily contribute to the planning, coordination and reporting of Supply Chain operations. At this level, Job holder will need to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with limited guidance.
  • You may be assigned other tasks depending on the exigencies of WFP activities.

Job Description/Purpose

  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • WFP Nigeria operation is looking for a Logistics Officer with a strong technical background in Supply Chain Management.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Drive continuous improvement by analysing existing operational modalities to identify cost savings and service enhancements opportunities, include solution re-engineering / redesign initiatives
  • Coordinate with the Budget and Programming Unit for a seamless management of supply chain pipelines.
  • Gather and maintain key logistics information from national authorities. Monitor private sector developments in the region. This includes comprehensive data on logistics activities; infrastructure; establishing contacts; in-depth knowledge of procedures and bottlenecks.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of operational and reporting queries made to the unit. This includes collaboration with other staff in specific technical area of responsibility for a coordinated response.
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with supply chain counterparts, including government and national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge and expand WFP’s Logistics Service Provision in Nigeria.
  • Prepare accurate, comprehensive, and timely reports and other visual materials that feed into Supply Chain dashboards to support informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to various stakeholders.
  • Support the monitoring of 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.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures in line with the functional/regional/global WFP supply chain strategy.
  • Perform market assessments and other market studies to build WFP knowledge base and create a fair, transparent and competitive working environment.
  • Manage the implementation of the unit work plan to measure success and foster continuous improvement.
  • Establish and monitor a performance management system in order to maintain a comprehension of current state while continuously working to identify means of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of processes, tools and practices. Develop and implement recommendations for enhancements and improved efficiency
  • Other duties as required.

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.

Functional Capabilities

  • Supply Chain Strategy: Demonstrates understanding of supply chain strategies and corporate frameworks. Supports analytical and conceptual work on supply chain strategy and implementation.
  • Supply Chain Performance & Development: Supports integrated supply chain information management and conducts advanced Supply Chain and performance analytics. Contributes to supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives.
  • Supply Chain Planning: Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain planning in operational contexts. Designs plans and operational scenarios in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. Leverages expert intelligence and system data to conduct planning analytics.
  • Supply Chain & Networks Management: Demonstrates robust understanding of end-to-end supply chain management. Supports the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. Supports the design and integrated delivery of supply chain services.
  • Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening: Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain capacity strengthening in operational contexts. Implements capacity development initiatives in own area of responsibility.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Supply Chain, Shipping, Logistics or other relevant area, or First University degree with relevant logistics qualifications.
  • Experience: Three or more years of progressively responsible work experience in operations, logistics, including at least three years related to Supply Chain Management at any national/international humanitarian or commercial organization.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
At least 3 years of post-graduate job-related experience in Supply Chain Management. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation;
  • Coordination of periodic supply chain activities across functions and with external partners;
  • Experience with process re-engineering and change management.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with sound interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and ability to write accurately and concisely;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

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.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

Remuneration
WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

Deadline: 5th August, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Additional Information

  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job. Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially 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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