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Logistics Assistant SC5, Kyagwali (149522)

World Food Programme

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted October 24, 2021.

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# Job Description

United Nations World Food Programme WFP 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
emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims
of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses
food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more
than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The
organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge
and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to
lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile
areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to
improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food
assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition,
WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition
assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to
markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income
country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its
role in Uganda.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Logistics Assistant,
SC5 to be based at Kyangwali Field Office . Selected candidates will be
employed on Service Contract.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
These jobs are found in Headquarters HQ, Regional Bureaux RBs and Country
Offices COs and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to Logistics Officer,
a Head of Unit, or the designate.
At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion
of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of
standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and
logistics common services. Job holders are able to recommend a course of
action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support
staff.

JOB PURPOSE
To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and
activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery
modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES not all-inclusive
1.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.
2.Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and
supplies to authorized partners and destinations.
3.Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance
monitoring and measurement.
4.Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments e.g.
transporters, retailers to support vendor selection process.
5.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.
6.Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring
adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
7.Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the
inventory status from source to beneficiary.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED
8.Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
9.Analyse operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational
planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements
are taken into consideration.
10.Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations e.g.
customs clearance, invoice verification, take appropriate actions to resolve
operational issues escalating complex issues to the supervisor.
11.Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports e.g.
CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance,
pipeline information and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to
enable informed decision?making.
12.Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistic
operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
13.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.
14.Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including
Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s
response in emergencies.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates
articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s
work processes to supervisor.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP
activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s
responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People
• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new
skills and capabilities.
• Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from
different backgrounds.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for
colleagues in same area of work.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares
this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be
more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of
work with colleagues.
• Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in
completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own
tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in
meeting deadlines or commitments.
• Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with
critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership
• Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering
with other units to supervisor.
• Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with
colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of
WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities
with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1\. A university Degree in any of the following disciplines: Logistics,
Procurement, Supply Chain, or any related fields is highly desirable.
2\. At least three years working experience in Logistics or Supply Chain.
3\. Experience in analyzing data from different sources to forecast
operational needs and making evidence based proposals.
4\. Experience in working with Logistics management information systems:
running querries on on?going shipments, pipeline information, food stocks etc
5\. Experience coordinating with transportation providers and third parties
6\. Experience in preparing and managing budgets
7\. Proficiency in both written and oral English

COMPETENCIES
LOGISTICS-Supply Chain Management and Optimization
LOGISTICS-Planning, Project & Resource Management
LOGISTICS-Information Management & Reporting
LOGISTICS-Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution
LOGISTICS-Warehouse and Inventory Management
LOGISTICS-Technical Assistance and Coordination

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**Closing Date** : 12 Nov. 2021

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