Supply Chain Officer Job – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Job Summary: The position will also focus on enhancing support to Supply Chain staff involved in CBT-Market Facilitation as the country office scales up its cash-based operations within Uganda. This position is focused on supporting field operations and most especially developing capacities of field staff in conducting market assessment, analysis and development activities.

The position will also be responsible for establishing effective cross-functional coordination and collaborative approaches with other units involved in Market Facilitation (EG. Agricultural Marker Support, Procurement, Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping, Crisis Response, Social Protection and Management

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop internal strategies, work planning for Supply Chain staff in WFP Uganda on Market Development Activities in close alignment with WFP corporate strategies, policies, tools & approaches.
  • Build local capacity of internal WFP field & CO staff to deliver and execute on Supply Chain Markets development & facilitation activities through delivery of training and coaching activities.
  • Provide and coordinate strategic leadership on Supply Chain role in market development, establish regular risk assessment reporting systems for recommendations for management decision making for CBT and other market facilitation interventions.
  • In partnership with Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) to achieve a consensus on approaches for the implementation of market assessments and analyses for value chains and market systems.
  • Map the Supply and Value Chains of targeted food commodities from production/point of entry to relevant merchant markets to provide recommendations for informed decision making.
  • Ensure WFP Supply Chain Field Staff have technical capacities in Market Facilitation activities and sufficient familiarity with corporate tools to perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to improve supply chain performance and plan market development activities.
  • Develop and maintain an active/up-to-date database and/or shortlist of market actors (Retailers, Merchants, Suppliers, Wholesalers, Transporters etc.) and Financial Service Providers (FSPs) as applicable/relevant to WFP interventions in Uganda.
  • Support planning for the implementation of Market Development Activities such as setting up Buying Clubs, Smallholder corporations, Preferred Wholesalers, or Business to Business activities that improve market functionality by addressing supply chain inefficiencies in local markets and their respective commercial supply chain linkages
  • Provide supervision, guidance and trainings on creation of Supply Chain POCB’s for Mobile money and Bank transactions while also ensuring any retailer’ contracts, onboarding process, Financial Service Provider contracts and supporting documents are attached to POCB in wings.
  • Stipulate approaches for WFP Supply Chain in Uganda to support and conduct substantial analyses of Market development analyses to enable informed decision-making.
  • Develop Supply Chain CBT operational planning in support of CBT initiatives for ongoing monitoring of Retailers/Merchants, Market Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Supply Chain Service providers by analyzing data/reports from various data sources (Retailer Performance Monitoring Evaluation (RPME), VAM market price data, market situational monitoring, value chain and market systems assessments.

Also Read: Admin and Systems Support Officer Job –  VSO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Business, Logistics, Supply chain, Social Sciences or other field relevant to supply chain and logistics.
  • At least five years progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian logistics, incl. land, shipping or air transport and logistics/transport operations.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong general analytical skills
  • Good understanding / experience of the Humanitarian reform
  • Emergency logistics assessments and analysis
  • Emergency preparedness and contingency planning
  • Team management and development skills
  • Languages: Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English (enter other WFP language, if applicable) is required
  • Basic knowledge of (enter secondary WFP language, if applicable) would be a plus

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.

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Deadline: Friday 17th February 2023

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