Logistics Assistant (contracting) - SSA5 - Cairo

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Application deadline 12 days ago: Tuesday 9 Apr 2024 at 00:59 UTC

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Disclaimer: This is a 3-month contract, potentially renewed for 6-11 months only. This post is for the emergency response team for the Palestine Country Office, located in Cairo, Egypt.

This position is for Egyptian nationals and Egyptian residency holders only.

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourage qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


The escalation of the conflict which occurred on 07 October in Gaza, resulted in the disruption of electricity, food, water, and fuel supplies, as well as restricted access to and movement within Gaza. This has caused a significant worsening of the humanitarian crisis and a large-scale displacement of the population within Gaza. Due to the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis, the significant impact on the Supply Chain and the access challenges to and inside Gaza, humanitarian organizations face significant logistics challenges for the delivery of relief supplies and life-saving cargo. WFP has established Supply Chain corridors and delivery mechanisms to deliver food assistance into Gaza, including Egypt corridor. WFP is establishing required staffing structure to best support the operational needs and to deliver assistance into Gaza through all possible means.

To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities and to further support contracting modalities for Egypt.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):

  • Maintain efficient warehouse, transporters, and Clearing and Forwarding service providers shortlist for WFP Ethiopia operations and carry out shortlist review regularly and as and when required.
  • Monitoring the local transport market, logistics infrastructures, port situations, major corridors, and security situation in the country.
  • Ensure efficient and effective logistics service contracts are in place for WFP’s humanitarian operation and administer the contracts.
  • Evaluate offers received and prepare recommendations to the LCC.
  • Organize an LCC and coordinate for the approvals.
  • Award contracts to winning companies and monitor implementation and performance of concluded contracts.
  • Prepare quarterly Transport Market Highlights and submit to the CSC.
  • Follow changes in the transport market, seasonal market trends and other related areas that may impact in local transport markets.
  • Participate in logistics and transport related meeting and workshops.
  • Monitor performance of contracted transporters and ensure they are providing the required level of services for WFP’s humanitarian operation.
  • Monitoring local logistics infrastructures, transport market, port and corridor conditions.
  • Follow up payment processing to transporters in collaboration with LU invoice processing and Finance units.
  • Coordinate establishment of storage facilities (permanent warehouses and Mobile Storage Units)
  • Conduct logistics assessment, identify challenges, and advise interventions when required.
  • Provide any other logistics supports as and when required for WFP humanitarian operation.
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with all shortlisted/contracted logistics service providers. Build service providers understanding of their contractual obligations (RFQ terms and conditions) and how WFP business process works.

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  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and a technical mindset capable of handling technical issues in large operations.

    • Strong knowledge of contracting, warehousing, transportation modules, writing, reporting, and Business Management or other related field, additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
    • Advanced IT application and strong data management skills including Microsoft office, especially Microsoft Excel.
    • 5 years of experience working in logistics preferably humanitarian logistics and/or in the Fleet Management operations.


  • Fluency (Level C) in oral and written communication in English and in Arabic.

    Deadline: Please apply before midnight April 8th, 2024.

WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of any disability-related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

This email is only to be used for any disability-related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

. All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the following competencies and standards of behavior, aligned with our core values and principles of WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: Leads by example with integrity, Drives results and delivers on commitments, Fosters inclusive and collaborative teamwork, Applies strategic thinking, Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships. Candidates’ alignment with these behaviors is assessed in our selection process.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any payment requests should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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