Entry Level UN Supply Chain Officer Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job
Title:             
 Supply
Chain Officer
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Project Name:
Supply Chain Optimization through Logistics, Visibility and Evolution (SOLVE)
Funding Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Grade: SC8
Reports to:
SOLVE Country Lead
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.
About WFP SOLVE Programme:
The Supply Chain
Optimization through Logistics, Visibility and Evolution (SOLVE) was
established in 2017 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate
progress towards the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goal of increasing access to
modern contraceptives to an additional 120 million women and girls worldwide.
With the recognition that immature and weak health supply chains are a major
contributing factor to poor access and availability of family planning
commodities, the Foundation partnered with WFP to leverage its global supply
chain expertise and network to help strengthen the health supply chains in 17
target countries.
Job Summary:  The Supply Chain Officer will assist in
liaising and linking SOLVE to public and private sector actors along the health
supply chain in Uganda, and to support end-to-end assessment of the supply
chain using various WFP tools and methodologies. The Health Supply Chain Officer
should have strong expertise in supply chain processes, planning, sourcing,
delivering and retail in the health sector. Professionals with experience in
fast-moving goods, particularly family planning commodities, are encouraged to
apply.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The
Health Supply Chain Officer will report to the SOLVE Country Lead and will be
responsible for the following activities:
  • Provide support in linking the SOLVE program with actors across the
    public and private health supply chain
  • Foster relationships with key change agents, including government
    departments at various levels, donors, UN agencies and NGOs
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain
    maturity evaluations, and transport and retail assessments to identify
    critical supply chain constraints
  • Provide technical expertise on strategies and solutions to address
    health supply chain challenges specific to Uganda context
  • Provide insight on consumer behavior and demand-side constraints
    affecting forecasting, planning and overall supply chain visibility
  • Support data verification and validation, including field visits and
    stakeholder interviews, as necessary
  • Support primary and secondary data analysis and the development of
    assessment and programmatic reports
  • Assist with documentation of best practices, innovative approaches
    and leading industry practices to inform proposed improvements for
    accelerated supply chain maturity
  • Support the identification and development of country-wide
    recommendations for opportunities to strengthen overall health supply
    chains, with a focus on family planning
  • Represent WFP at meetings with internal and external stakeholders,
    as needed
  • Contribute to the planning, organization and facilitation of
    quarterly workshops with supply chain actors
  • Support the effective achievement of key performance targets
  • Perform any other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Supply Chain Officer job placement should hold a graduate degree in
    Supply Chain Management, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Logistics, or
    other related field, or First University degree with additional years of
    related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Previous experience in health supply chain operations, including
    coordination and collaboration with Federal/State Ministries, Departments
    & Agencies (MDAs) and private sector partners
  • Experience with typical supply chain assessment tools (e.g.
    stakeholder mapping, desk reviews, technical and retail market studies,
    maturity models, and capacity needs mapping)
  • Prior experience working with UN Agencies and international donors
    and NGOs (e.g. USAID, DFID)
  • Experience fostering relationships with Government representatives
    at various levels, and developing a network with key stakeholders for
    collaboration and implementation of program activities
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating stakeholder engagements,
    workshops, forums, etc.
  • Experience presenting on programmatic and technical topics to external
    audiences
  • Extensive knowledge of the context and peculiarities of the Uganda
    health supply chain management systems
  • Deep understanding of family planning supply chain and commodities,
    and challenges unique to the Uganda context
  • Strong communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively execute day-to-day activities while
    maintaining focus on big-picture strategy
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience in analysing operational context and trends;
  • Experience in supporting analytical and conceptual work on supply
    chain strategy and implementation;
  • Experience in designing plans and operational scenarios in
    collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in analysing end-to-end supply chain operations;
  • Experience working with supply chain information systems;
  • Experience in troubleshooting and solving operational issues.
  • Languages: Fluency
    (level C) in English. Proficiency in local language(s) is desired.

Competencies:
  • Supply Chain Strategy: Demonstrates understanding of supply chain strategies and corporate
    frameworks. Supports analytical and conceptual work on supply chain
    strategy and implementation.
  • Supply Chain & Networks Management: Demonstrates robust understanding of
    end-to-end supply chain management. Supports the design and implementation
    of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. Supports the design and
    integrated delivery of supply chain services.
  • Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening: Demonstrates robust understanding of
    supply chain capacity strengthening in operational contexts. Implements
    capacity development initiatives in own area of responsibility.
  • Supply Chain Performance & Development: Supports integrated supply chain
    information management and conducts advanced Supply Chain and performance
    analytics. Contributes to supply chain improvement and innovation
    initiatives.
  • Supply Chain Planning: Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain planning in
    operational contexts. Designs plans and operational scenarios in
    collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. Leverages
    expert intelligence and system data to conduct planning analytics.
NB:
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are
especially encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th November 2018
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