Job Opportunity : Logistics Officer NOB - (Readvertised)

Job Opportunity : Logistics Officer NOB - (Readvertised)



Career Opportunities: Logistics Officer NOB - Douala (Readvertised)

Post Title: Logistics Officer/NOB

Location: Douala

Duration: 12 months

Contract Type: Fixed Term

JOB PURPOSE :

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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
  • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
  • Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
  • Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
Other as required.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS (details to be determined by Post Managers):

This section is optional to describe other duties, skills & knowledge required for the specific job.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES:

4P Theme

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Purpose

Understand and communicate the

Strategic Objectives

Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

Be a force for positive change

Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

Make the mission inspiring to our team

Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions

Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

Look for ways to

strengthen people's

skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

Create an inclusive culture

Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback

Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit

Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

Encourage innovation & creative solutions

Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

Focus on getting results

Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

Make commitments and make good on commitments

Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

Be Decisive

Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

Connect and share across WFP units

Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

Build strong external partnerships

Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable

Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships

Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES:

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Supply Chain Management and Optimization

Analyses context of country challenges in order to lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization.

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

Ability to proactively identify gaps in information and findings, analyse and evaluate information, develop statistics, and translate into information management products to facilitate decision making and demonstrate performance.

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

Plans, coordinates and manages service providers and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient, and sustainable operating procedures in the face of changing climates and conditions within region of expertise.

Technical Assistance and Coordination

Actively establishes and maintains networks, leads coordination and the provision of technical assistance, while demonstrating the ability to represent WFP to a broad spectrum of key stakeholders (e.g. providing services, and working with NDMOs/NDMAs).

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience mainly in:
  • Commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors
  • Monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  • Dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.
  • Coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
  • Warehouse and commodity management.
  • Working with corporate systems (databases, software).
STANDARD MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with 2 additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Language:

Fluency (level C) in English and French languages.

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline for application: 10/08/2021

All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings|

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