UN WFP Somalia National Logistics Officer Job in Berbera

UN World Food Programme – Somalia

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Vacancy Announcement No.021/2019

Post Title: National Logistics Officer

Contract type: Fixed Term

Post Grade: NOB

Duty Station: Berbera

Duration: 1 year (initial)

Date of Issue: 20th March 2019

Closing Date: 2nd April 2019

Organizational Background: 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Berbera Office and overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Act as deputy to the Head of Field Office Berbera, coordinate logistics, port operations, transport, and warehouse management support services in Berbera.
  • Supervise staff and ensure that all staff are adequately trained to achieve high working standards;
  • Gather market intelligence through research and networking, thus improving the knowledge basis available and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations.
  • Plan and lead on implementation of innovative logistics operations, initiatives and programs to ensure timely, efficient and cost effective supply of direct or indirect food assistance.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and consolidate preliminary data analysis, prepare accurate and timely reports to support a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making.
  • Monitor the performance of WFP contractors and report on their performances.
  • Coordinate with WFP Vessel Agents/Port Authorities for prompt berthing and smooth load/discharge operations.
  • Liaise with WFP’s cargo superintendent company and/or Vessel’s port representatives prior to vessel arrivals to protect WFP interests during vessel operations and to ensure full cargo quantity in good condition is always loaded/ discharged.
  • Report immediately about loss and damages. Documentary support of such damages to be sent to the Headquarters. Intervene in cases of damaged cargo and arrange for adequate inspections, sampling, testing and final settlement of disputed cargoes;
  • Inspect and monitor port warehouse activities and condition.
  • Ensure proper port/country/WFP procedures are strictly adhered to when disposing of spoiled commodities to avoid legal fines and/or penalties.
  • Perform any other related duties, if required or assigned by Supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Advanced University degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.

Experience: At least three or more years of professional experience in Supply Chain activities and Management, analytical skills and managing logistics operations and/or experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors and/or experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors, including dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports;
  • Monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends;
  • Knowledge in coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams;
  • Experience in warehouse and commodity management;
  • Proficiency in using various information management systems, databases and software;
  • Hands-on relevant experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to CLICK HERE to submit online applications through our E-Recruitment portal.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: March 22, 2019 — 2:50 pm