Logistics Associate (Nutrition) - SC6 - Kabul

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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. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title: Logistics Associate (Nutrition) SC6 Grade: SC6 Type of contract: Service Contract Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension Duty Station: Kabul Vacancy Number: 173315 Date of Publication: 28 Sep 2022 Deadline of Application: 12 Oct 2022


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food-insecure Afghans, including women and children, and families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In the approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to provide comprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes, which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition Programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world's largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.


The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapidly, with over half the country’s population of 40 million now facing acute food insecurity—the highest number the humanitarian community has ever seen in Afghanistan. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.

Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month on month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.


To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  2. Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of SNF commodities and supplies to allocate Area Offices (AOs).
  3. Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status of SNF commodities from source to AOs.
  4. Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity
  5. Analyze operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration especially for nutritious food
  6. Providing timely information on shortfalls/surplus of SNF food and advise on possible alternative SNF food commodities.
  7. Liaise with Regional COs on the status of procurement and status of delivery of SNF commodities
  8. Responds to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all inquiries.
  9. Ensure a clear picture of SNF Pipeline is available to everyone in the team by exploiting the usage of technical and analytics tool mainly Excel.
  10. Follow up regularly with the team on the status of the commodities and timely advise for any issue
  11. Maintains a proper SNF tracking pipeline dashboard

Any other tasked advised by the supervisor.



Completion of undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Logistics or any other related field.


Three or more years of relevant experience in Logistics.


General Service: Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency in the local languages (Dari and Pashto).


• Experience maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock. • Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts. • Experience in compiling contract documentation. • Experience in contract execution. • Experience in budget monitoring and reporting.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have.


Female applicants and qualified applicants with disabilties 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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