Fresher UN Supply Chain Officer Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:    Supply Chain Officer

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Grade:  NO-A

Reports to:
Head of Area 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 Supply Chain Officer will provide
analytics and contributions to the supply chain activities or/and contribute to
field supply chain operations, following an effective and integrated supply
chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service
provision requirements for partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain
    plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy
    and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve
    operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support
    national capacity strengthening.
  • Contribute to country context analyses and management of end-to-end
    operational supply chain and retail networks, in order to support
    addressing operational supply chain challenges and obtaining operational
    optimization.
  • Contribute to the implementation of supply chain operations,
    initiatives and services to ensure a timely, cost-effective and integrated
    approach with core activities and services.
  • Collect and analyze data and put together reports highlighting
    opportunities for improvement and effective operationalization of supply
    chain within the area of responsibility.
  • Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing
    out recommendations to the supervisor for maximizing use of resources and
    effectiveness of supply chain operations.
  • Partner at the operational level and collaborate with counterparts
    in the key supply chain functions contributing to an integrated supply
    chain approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational
    alignment.
  • Conduct portions of market analysis and supply chain network mapping
    for the review of the supervisor, to support wider analytics on the
    selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain
    performance.
  • Support supply chain projects or operational day-to-day activities
    in compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies,
    procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, contributing
    to quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost
    effectiveness.
  • Support monitoring supply chain activities to check that appropriate
    internal controls are followed to increase the day-to-day efficiencies and
    overall performance of supply chain operations.
  • Support management of service providers/vendors, port, fleet and
    warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of
    WFP operations.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports or support preparation of
    complex reports, dashboards and other visual materials on supply chain
    activities for supervisor’s review to contribute to informed
    decision-making and consistency of information presented to the
    stakeholders.
  • Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting
    them with analysis and queries.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions and support quick emergency
    response to deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  • Provide technical supervision and guidance to the WFP EDPs and staff
    in Karamoja (Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong) and ensure  WFP warehouses are managed in accordance
    to WFP guidelines and Standard operating procedures
  • Conduct regular oversight visits to the Food Distribution points
    (FDPs) and partners foood stores, ensure proper storage and make sure that
    WFP supplied food commodities are stored and managed in accordance to WFP
    Food handling guidelines.
  • Review partners logistics staff capacity, identify training needs,
    organize and deliver the needed capacity building
  • Supervise the Procurement Assistant and ensure all procurement
    transactions and activities are conducted in accordance to WFPs
    Procurement Standards, policies and guidelines
  • Supervise and lead monthly PI exercises in Karamoja region
  • Perform any other related 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 an advanced
    University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering,
    Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related field, or
    First University degree with additional years of related work experience
    and/or training/courses.
  • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution
  • Experience in arranging suppliers deliveries and the discharge of
    vessels (rail, air or sea)
  • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals
  • Experience in report writing
  • 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
  • Previous 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.
  • Language: Proficiency
    in both written and oral English. Working knowledge of one of karamoja
    local languages is desirable, highly recommended and valued.

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.

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Here

Deadline: 16th June 2019

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