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UN WFP Careers - Logistics Officer (Warehouse Manager) - United Nations World Food Programme

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Position Grade: SSA
Reports to: Logistics Officer Operations

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Prepares reports based on logistics movements and distribute them according to requirements
·         Defines logistics strategy within the WFP policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of logistics operations
·         Guides on logistics management and structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are at all times adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy
·         Organises, leads and participates in regional logistics meetings including the local transport committee
·         Manages logistics operations including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP cargoes
·         Identifies, mobilises resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations
·         Ensures the integrity of transport information, including commodity tracking in WFP standard systems
·         Prepares and maintains transport information for reporting purposes
·         Assesses offers for transport and prepare submission to the local transport committee
·         Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained
·         Ensures effective Landside, Transport, Storage and Handling (LTSH) management including project budgetary review and regular LTSH reviews
·         Ensures effective commodity management and quality control
·         Ensures WFP warehouses as managed in accordance to WFP guidelines
·         Ensures adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous logistics preparedness reviews
·         Ensures that all staff are adequately trained, and identify any additional training needs to achieve high working standards
·         Coordinates and provide logistics support to on-going air, land, sea, or rail operations in the area
·         Coordinates logistics operations with other organisations in the area
·         Supports logistics staff in other offices
·         Supervises staff as required
·         Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Logistics Officer (Warehouse Manager) job opportunity should hold an advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
·         Five or more years of relevant job related experience in logistics, supply chain management or transport business sector gained from a reputable institution
·         Previous experience in coordinating service providers’ contract execution.
·         Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
·         Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.
·         Experience in report writing.

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: 3rd December 2017

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