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Logistics Officer Job at World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Under the direct supervision of the Shipping Officer (Head of WFP Mombasa Sub Office) and the overall supervision of the Senior Logistics Officer (Head of Logistics, WFP Kenya), the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following:

Logistics Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Within the WFP policies and procedures, ensure effective integration of sea, port and surface transport operations (and with air operations if/when applicable), including co-ordination with logistics service providers, Government authorities and other related organisations in the area;
  • Liaise with the various WFP Offices in the region and Headquarter in order to plan the receipt, clearing, storage and forwarding of cargo in line with the Regional Offices’ pipeline requirements;
  • Provide leadership for the day to day shipping, port and freight forwarding operations, supervising the shipping, surface transport and invoice processing sections to ensure tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Together with the port captain and the warehouse/port logistics officer, ensure efficient port logistics operations in order to achieve timely, efficient and cost effective delivery of WFP cargoes, safeguarding the integrity of the cargo at all times;
  • Supervise staff, identify training needs and ensure that all staff are adequately trained and inducted in order to achieve high working standards.
  • Prepare unit logistics work plans and guide operational sections towards achieving the set key performance indicators/KPI;
  • As applicable, update/design for approval Standard Operating Procedures for the operations under your area of responsibility;
  • Protect WFP interest through prompt and correct execution of existing logistics contracts;
  • Gather market intelligence through research and networking; conduct trend analysis to contribute effectively in improving the quality of the operations, project documents and general contracting;
  • Actively participate during food security strategic review, the foundation to develop Country Strategic Plan (CSP)
  • Ensure close performance monitoring and evaluation of WFP’s appointed service providers;
  • Ensure accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are regularly maintained;
  • Advise on logistics management, structures and optimum staffing levels;
  • Identify and build productive relationships with counterparts in the key supply chain functions, NGO’s,
  • Governments and private sector to share knowledge and resources to ensure a coordinated delivery of food assistance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications for the Logistics Officer Job

  • 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
  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in a complex port environment working with large commodity volumes.
  • In depth knowledge of commodity management, local customs procedures and the local freight forwarding market. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with logistics counterparts and staff within the Regional/Country Office. Ability to provide technical advice to managers.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills. Organisation and co-ordination skills. Ability to analyse data, draw conclusions and recommend course of action. Solution and action-oriented, able to work in a very dynamic and sometimes demanding environment. Computer literate and proficient in Windows (MS Word and Excel).
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under supervision. Be resourceful with good initiative skills. Have mature judgement and be able to supervise and motivate staff. Good negotiating skills with ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with WFP Agents and Partners. Good interpersonal skills and be a team player. Able to work effectively in a multicultural team environment and to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members and others. High degree of accuracy and competency required together with the ability to work systematically and to communicate complex matters both orally and in writing. Able to independently make critical and accurate judgments of situations and be flexible. Able to work beyond normal working hours.
  • With a high degree of independence, the incumbent is expected to professionally manage WFP Mombasa logistics operations.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English and good spoken Kiswahili.


How to Apply

Apply here for the Logistics Officer Job before 16th May 2017.