Senior Logistics Associate is needed at United Nations World Food Programme

Job Title:       Senior Logistics Associate (Commodity Accounting) 

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Position Grade: SC7

Reports to: Logistics Officer

About US:

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The Senior Logistics Associate (Commodity Accounting) will support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) by taking full responsibility for technical, specialised work including planning, organisation and coordination and setting objectives for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. The job holder deals with issues that are often undefined and involve areas of uncertainty and complex inter-relationships. The instructions received are broad and the job holder consistently demonstrates a high degree of responsibility and initiative to independently manage activities and respond to queries. The incumbent will motivate and develop a team of support staff and/or are responsible for specialised support service(s) where the work is undertaken with the help of specially designed techniques, methods and processes. The Senior Logistics Associate (Commodity Accounting) will provide a range of specialised support functions and/or lead a team performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • The incumbent provides commodity accounting support to WFP supply chain operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Keenly monitors inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Offers support to the World Food Programme (WFP) field operational staff for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  • The jobholder identifies, resolves and/or provides solutions and recommendations on queries/requests for commodity accounting support using Logistics Execution Support System (LESS) to ensure timely and accurate resolution of queries with excellent client service mind-set.
  • Identifies and provides leadership in continuous LESS data verification and reconciliation to ensure excellent data quality required for real time reports.
  • Performs research, collects data and conducts analysis, produces reports (e.g. LESS performance monitoring, Standard Project Reports [SPRs], physical inventory and other requisite tracking reports).
  • Keenly monitors the activities of LESS users in the country, provides practical advice,  guides and trains as necessary, to ensure goals and objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for the all the commodity accounting activities.
  • Acts as a focal person for LESS operations, administration and reporting issues with the Regional office in Nairobi (RBN)) and Headquarters in Rome.
  • Performs any other duties as deemed necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Senior Logistics Associate (Commodity Accounting) job should hold a University degree with experience in any of the following; – in statistics, economics, business administration, transport/freight forwarding/customs clearing and logistics/supply chain management.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain industry.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. working knowledge and experience using MS Office applications is a must.
  • Previous experience in coordinating with transportation providers and third parties.
  • Prior exposure and experience in leading a team of national staff.
  • Previous experience assisting in project management.
  • Prior experience in preparing and managing budgets.

Functional Capabilities:

  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Management: Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
  • Information Management & Reporting: Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
  • 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 abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.

How to Apply:

All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

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Deadline: 10th September 2017

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