Logistics Officer SC8 (Multiple Locations - Dnipro, Lviv, Kiev, Odessa, Kropyvnystkyi)

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ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are likely to be found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). The objective of a country-level Logistics Cluster is to ensure that timely, coherent and effective logistics support to humanitarian aid/relief operations is possible (within funding and security constraints). WFP as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster is accountable to work in partnership with humanitarian stakeholders to deliver a strategic response, based on operational gaps (as per the IASC Guidelines on Cluster Coordination at Country Level).

JOB PURPOSE

Within each country-level Logistics Cluster Lead Agency is a Logistics Cluster Coordinator (as per the IASC Generic Terms of Reference for Sector Leads at Country Level), who is responsible to lead and facilitate this process. Based on the needs identified and expressed by the humanitarian community, the Cluster will assume a coordination and information management role, while attempting to facilitate common services where required to maximise the use of available resources in-country, provide support and advocacy surrounding customs clearance and government liaison, and establish a more coordinated and cost-effective operational approach.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards. 2. Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries. 3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations. 4. Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds. 5. Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries. 6. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders. 7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials). 8. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance. 9. Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis. 10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs. 11. Other as required.

DELIVERABLE AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

1. The Ukraine Logistics Cluster operation is well-supported with logistics plans and processes compliant with requirements of the Global Logistics Cluster, and wider logistics policies and WFP.

2. Day to day logistical operations and activities are supported

3. Technical advice and guidance provided to partners and WFP in a timely manner

4. Insight and analysis of projects and activities to the Logistics Cluster Coordinator and team

5. Clear and well articulated and generated reports on activities

6. Demonstrated a knowledge of budgeting and cost control

7. Provided guidance for future of the project

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

• Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.

• Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.

• Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.

• Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.

• Experience in warehouse and commodity management.

• Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).

At least one year of postgraduate professional experience in Logistics.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.

• Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.

• Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.

• Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.

• Experience in warehouse and commodity management.

• Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).

At least one year of postgraduate professional experience in Logistics.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Only Ukrainian nationals are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Submission of applications ends 7th July 2022 at 11:59pm at Ukrainian Time.

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All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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.

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