Logistics Officer, FT-NOA
Duty Station-Gambella
Posted 22/11/2018 - Fixed Term

Job Description

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.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. We save lives by getting food to the hungry fast. But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 80 countries.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the Government and humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.


This job is based in Gambella sub office and the jobholder typically report to the Head of the Sub Office or the designate. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.


To collect, analyse and report on information to perform the maximise efficiency of the logistics/Supply Chain operations and activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards and effective integration of Logistics Operations.
  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 and/or CBT – Cash Based Transfer to beneficiaries. This includes but is not limited to transport and commodity accounting, large scale re-bagging operations for air operations, freight forwarding, fleet management and/or retailer/services provider for CBT.
  3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics and Supply Chain operations.
  4. Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimize use of available funds. Ensure effective Landside, Transport, Storage and Handling (LTSH) management including forecasts, budgets, invoice processing and unconfirmed receipts.
  5. Ensure the integrity of transport/retailer information, including commodity accounting in WFP systems. Prepare and maintain transport/retailer information for reporting purposes, including vendor performance evaluations,
  6. Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.

7. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics/Supply Chain activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

8. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance and/or CBT intervention to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials).

9. Provide direct and technical supervision and guidance to Logistics staff in area of responsibilities.

10. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance/CBT.

11. 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.

12. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

13. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution and coordination with government or NGOs counterparts in the field.
  • Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
  • Experience evaluating offers and writing proposals.


EducationAdvanced 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.

ExperienceAt least one year of postgraduate professional experience in one or more of the transportation and ancillary sectors: port operations, shipping, clearing and forwarding, air operations, large scale road/rail transport and distribution management. Proficiency in Windows (MS Word, MS Excel) and some transport tracking system experience.

LanguageFluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.


WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply on-line through WFP recruitment website.

This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.

Public access: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings 

WFP staff access: http://newgo.wfp.org/services/e-recruitment 

Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.



Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.

Above texts are copied from UN WFP Official Web Page (WFP.org) 
Copyright 2018 © World Food Programme

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