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Job Title:         Logistics Associate
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field Office

About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:  The Logistics Associate demonstrates responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. The Job holder typically manages a small team, supervising and coaching staff. The incumbent will also provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         The jobholder arranges transporters on the movement of Purchase Requisitions (PR), School Meals Programme (SMP) and Maternal Child and Health Nutrition (MCHN) food from the main uplift point to partners’ locations;
·         Creates Purchase Orders (PO’s) for the movement of relief, PR, SMP and MCHN food to different areas of operations;
·         Provides updates on the performance of transporter on the movement of food or non-food items;
·         Mentors sub-office logistics staff on the movement of food or non-food items;
·         Follows-up on the movement of food and non-food items operations in the Karamoja;
·         Provides technical support to logistics assistants related to new systems i.e.   WFP Systems (LESS & WINGS);
·         The incumbent regularly undertakes Transport Purchase Order (TPO) validation exercise to ensure that funds are properly committed;
·         Keenly monitors status of TPOs provided to dispatch offices and follow-up on timely invoice submission;
·         Performs any other related duties as required by Transport and Operations Logistics.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Logistics Associate job opportunity should hold a University degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Statistics, Logistics or any other related field attained from a recognized institution;
·         A minimum of five (5) years of postgraduate professional experience in one or more of the transportation and ancillary sectors: port operations, shipping, clearing and forwarding, air operations, large scale road/rail transport and distribution management gained from a reputable organization;
·         Previous  experience in maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
·         Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts.
·         Experience in compiling contract documentation.
·         Prior experience in contract execution.
·         Previous experience in budget monitoring and reporting.
·         Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Personal Competencies:
·         Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.
·         Planning, Project & Resource Management: Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
·         Information Management & Reporting: Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.
·         Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
·         Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
·         Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 6th December 2017

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