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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


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.

Job Title: Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer (Supply Chain)

Type of Contract: NOB Fixed-Term Appointment

Unit: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Duty Station (City): Jakarta Country Office


The Emergency and Preparedness Officer (Supply Chain) is assigned at the Country Office, reporting to the Head of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, under the strategic guidance of the Deputy Country Director. The unit and the job holder (are) expected to contribute to the achievement of Strategic Outcome 2 of the WFP Indonesia Country Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (CSP), namely “By 2025 the Government, other partners and communities have enhanced capacity to mitigate the impact of disasters and climate change on food security and nutrition”.

Purpose: The EPR Officer is expected to develop and lead implementation plans in line with the EPR Unit workplan to engage in policy dialogue and provide technical assistance to government and non-government partners, to enhance logistics and supply chains for emergency preparedness and response.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Establish and manage strategic partnerships with government stakeholders, non-government organizations/civil society and private sector to further policy engagement and technical assistance for improved logistics and supply chains to mitigate the impact of disasters (including COIVD 19), and climate change.
  2. Provide technical assistance and contribute to policy dialogue to support the establishment of Government Humanitarian Logistics Hubs or Regional Hubs undertaken by the Government in partnerships with other key institutions/agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies.
  3. Advocate, facilitate, and support strengthening and operations of the National Logistics Cluster and provincial logistics clusters to ensure better logistics preparedness and response, in alignment to the National Disaster Management Law and Response Framework.
  4. Contribute to and support the WFP initiatives for analysing and improving supply chains for sustainable food systems - from producers to consumers.
  5. Provide technical assistance and facilitate strategic partnerships between government and non-government partners and professional learning institutions, in developing a knowledge management framework, including accountability and learning mechanisms as well as integrated systems development to support and strengthen sustainable humanitarian logistics and supply chain management capacity..
  6. Expand partnerships with private sector logistics and supply chain companies to contribute to an enhanced Government capacity for multisectoral humanitarian response and preparedness.
  7. Support the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) in facilitating and strengthening effective communication and coordination mechanisms among key logistics and supply chain stakeholders at the central, provincial and districts levels in emergency preparedness and response activities.
  8. Support the Head of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit to complete all reporting requirements (WFP, Government of Indonesia, donor, and UN) by contributing necessary documentation and data analysis as required.
  9. Significantly contribute to the conceptualization and preparation of new funding proposals to traditional and non-traditional donors.
  10. Perform other related duties as required.


Education: Advanced University degree preferably in Disaster Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. Certification in Logistics – Supply chain management and or Disaster Management and Disaster Risk is an advantage.

Knowledge & Skills: Proficiency in Project Management, Windows (MS Word, MS Excel), commodity tracking system experience, experience with application of SAP software is desirable. Understanding humanitarian principles and standards. Excellence in coordinating with government agency, international agencies, private sectors, academia and other relevant partners

Languages: Excellent command of English and Indonesian, ability to draft reports in English and Indonesian.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools. Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development. Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring. Emergency Programming Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches. Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


Deadline for application submission is 21 September 2021


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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