Logistics Assistant, SC5 - Benguela, Angola (6 months)

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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.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Angola is a resource-rich country that has made substantial economic and political progress since the end of civil war in 2002. With a new reform-oriented government, Angola now has a window of opportunity to begin a period of more inclusive and sustainable growth that supports equitable outcomes.

Apart from the humanitarian challenges that the country faces as the host of refugees and asylum-seekers, food insecurity and undernutrition remain serious public health problems, which are driven by a range of factors including poverty, limited dietary diversity, poor sanitation and hygiene conditions, and gender inequality.

WFP is working with the Government of Angola and a broad range of partners towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

BACKGROUND & PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

Reporting to the Logistics Officer or Head of Sub Office, the Logistics Assistant (SC 5) will ensure compliance of the Country Office’s processes/procedures of WFP’s Supply Chain. The Job holder will be expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food or Non-food assistance to beneficiaries.
  2. Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
  3. Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
  4. Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) to support vendor selection process.
  5. Identify, resolve and/or provide recommendations on specialised queries/requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind-set.
  6. Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
  7. Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  8. Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  9. Analyse operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.
  10. Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating complex issues to the supervisor.
  11. Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable informed decision-making.
  12. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
  13. Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities.
  14. Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies.
  15. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or Head of Unit.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Supply Chain Management and Optimization Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks. Planning, Project & Resource Management Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources. Information Management & Reporting

Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community. Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions. Warehouse and Inventory Management Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation. Technical Assistance and Coordination Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Experience:

Minimum 4 years progressive experience in logistics.

Language:

National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and Portuguese.

CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

  • This is a 6-month renewable Service Contract
  • Benefits: Annual Leave, Pension, Medical Insurance

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The vacancy announcement will close on the 21st of June 2024, at 11:59pm Angolan time

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This position is only open to Angolan Nationals and Permanent Resident Permit Holders

Qualified female applicants 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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