International / Multinational

Logistics Associate (GIS & IM) – SC6 at the United Nations World Food Programme (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Logistics Associate (GIS & IM) – SC6

Requisition #: 129782
Location: Maiduguri, Borno


  • Ths job is found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureau (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders may either perform administrative support functions in the front office and report to the Business Support Associate, or provide administrative support to team(s) with the reporting line to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate. In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
  • At this level, work is carried out under minimal supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organized and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities. They may offer guidance on standard practices to more junior staff in their area of work.

Job Purpose:

  • To deliver information management and global information system support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.
  • The IMO will act as the focal point for collecting, analyzing and disseminating logistics information, in close coordination with logistics and information personnel of other UN organizations and NGOs involved in the humanitarian response, and national authorities.

Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive)
Information Management (IM):

  • Produce Logistics Sector products/reports in Logistics Sector product formats or specific formats as required within the operation ensuring they are regularly revised/updated if required. Key products include:  Situation updates, bulletins, snapshots, briefings, situation updates.
  • Liaise with Logistics Sector/Cluster partners, other Sectoral partners, and national counterparts to gather information for the production of daily sitreps and weekly bulletins, ensuring that challenges and concerns relating to the logistics operation are represented.
  • Support the Logistics Sector Coordinator as required in drafting donor proposals.
  • Manage content of Logistics Sector country operations page – in close coordination with Global Logistics Cluster support team in Rome.
  • Establish, moderate, and maintain the Logistics Cluster mailing list.
  • Standardize and execute quality control of logistics assessments and activity reports.
  • Provide reports internally to WFP with inputs on Logistics Cluster activities; Liaise regularly with reports officers in other agencies and NGOs.
  • Establish and maintain internal information-sharing mechanisms, documentation formats, assessment formats, central file storage.
  • Recognize and assess the sensitivity of information obtained; Respect the confidential nature of sources of information where relevant.
  • Prepare and disseminate the agendas for Logistics Sector coordination meetings and trainings, compile presentation, and ensure meeting minutes are recorded.
  • Support the Coordinator in preparing, disseminating and consolidating the results of any necessary partner surveys.
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Data:

  • Identify the most appropriate methodology to source and map information that can be used for advocacy in addressing issues in partner logistics needs.
  • Establish priority special data collection/processing activities based on emerging information requirements.
  • Identify and validate information sources such as local civil authorities, military entities, international agencies and organizations, and international and national non – governmental organizations.
  • Ensure the smooth delivery of newly acquired special data from the field for cleaning and processing.
  • Establish and maintain a GIS database to maintain critical logistical information.
  • Receive and fill map requests for new map products for internal and external partners.
  • Determine data requirements for the production of agreed mapping products.
  • Produce maps in a standardized fashion for distribution in both hard copy and on the Logistics Sector website.
  • Produce updates to standard maps by incorporating updated data layers.
  • Produce a catalogue of map products, coordinate with the headquarters standards to keep the website updated.
  • Maintain inventory of maps and map-making materials in the Logistics Sector office.


  • Organize logistics-related trainings, including collection and dissemination of training materials.
  • Provide GPS data collection training exercises among the humanitarian community in the field

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities:

  • 4P Theme
  • Purpose
  • People
  • Performance
  • Partnership

Capability Name (Purpose) – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives – Understands The Logistics Sector/Cluster’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 The Logistics Sector/Cluster’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

Capability Name (People) – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • 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.

Capability Name (Performance) – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • 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.

Capability Name (Partnership) – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • 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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in social sciences, global information systems, communications, journalism or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in an international context, preferably in Information Management, GIS, data collection or cartography. Previous experience in emergencies is a plus.

Knowledge& Skills:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team;
  • Good communication skills; excellent written and analytical skills;
  • Basic knowledge of logistics operations and humanitarian reform/cluster concept;
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
  • Thorough knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop application.
  • Extensive knowledge of global information systems and cartography.
  • Willingness to work in challenging environments/field locations.


  • General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) 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 the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different. Knowledge of Hausa is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2020.

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

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