Logistics Assistant (Warehouse) - SSA5 - Cairo

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Application deadline 10 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 began on 7 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.


The incumbent will be allocated to monitor and manage a dedicated warehouse facility together with the service provider and undertake below responsibilities:

  • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Closely coordinate with the warehousing service provider to manage the stock in, storage and stock out of WFP food commodities and non-food items out of the contracted warehouses.
  • Coordinate the receipt/dispatch of commodities, to ensure accurate recording, accounting, and reporting is available at all times to support decision-making.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of warehouse transaction records including identification of discrepancies, to ensure immediate and accurate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc reports and statistics on warehouse operations, to support informed planning and decision-making.
  • Implement preventive measures, to ensure that commodities are preserved in good condition and that quality control actions are initiated as appropriate following WFP established procedures.
  • Work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, in order to deliver aligned and coherent warehouse services.
  • Perform any other tasks as required.



A bachelor's degree in a related field

Experience Knowledge & Skills:

Minimum 5 years of experience maintaining a logistics database and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.

Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts.

Experience in working with various logistics service providers.

Good communication and negotiation skills.

Good excel and system skills.


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

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.

Added 15 days ago - Updated 8 days ago - Source: wfp.org