UN Jobs – International Logistics Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 

Job Title:    International Logistics
Specialist

Organization: Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: FAO Uganda Operations Specialist

 

About US:

The Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to
improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of
living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth.
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure
people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy
lives. 

 

Job Summary:  Within this framework, the presence of a
Logistics Specialist is instrumental for ensuring the timely and effective
implementation of the DL emergency programme in Uganda through receipt,
handling, distribution, and handover of inputs, coordination and collaboration
with partners (including, but not limited to, UN sister agencies and Government
authorities) and the overall strengthening of FAO Uganda logistics expertise.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
The Logistics Specialist
will be responsible for the following tasks:

·        
Manage,
coordinate and report on Logistics aspects/activities related to the Desert
Locust emergency response programme in Uganda;

·        
Support
Government authorities (Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
– MAAIF) and FAO in tracking Desert Locust inputs  from FAO and other sources and dispatching to
all desert locust operational centers;

·        
Provide
support in ensuring the establishment of appropriate stock control mechanisms,
specifically to Desert Locust purchased commodities (e.g. Chemical Pesticides,
Agricultural inputs, etc.) and in conformity with FAO standards and
regulations;

·        
Ensure
presence to FAO Uganda Desert Locust coordination meetings and provide
up-to-date information on existing stocks, challenges and opportunities to
inform decision-making;

·        
Ensure
that all Logistics activities are carried out effectively and in line with FAO
rules and procedures;

·        
Supervise
and strengthen the capacity of local logistics expertise; and

·        
Perform
other duties as required.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) International Logistics Specialist job placement must hold a University
degree in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or other relevant
field;

·        
At least
three years of relevant experience in applications of humanitarian response

·        
Experience
with one or more of the following disciplines: air operations, supply chain
management, logistics

·        
Ability to
analyze data, synthesize complex technical information, and communicate it
clearly and concisely through written technical reports;

·        
Ability
to present information and data in understandable tables and graphs;

·        
Strong
oral communications skills;

·        
Excellent
strategic visioning, creative thinking and problem solving skills;

·        
High
level of integrity and accountability, commitment, and flexible approaches to
work;

·        
Ability
to work under pressure and within multidisciplinary teams of different cultural
backgrounds;

·        
Work
experience in East Africa is desirable.

·        
Working
knowledge of English.

 

FAO Core Competencies

·        
Results
Focus

·        
Teamwork

·        
Communication

·        
Building
Effective Relationships

·        
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 19th November 2020

 

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