Logistics Officer, FTA-NOB – Dakar, Diamniadio (Only for Senegalese Nationals) 85 views0 applications


WFP is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment process is inclusively crafted to welcome candidates of all backgrounds, celebrating diversity and ensuring a respectful environment for all. We aim for an accessible and fair recruitment journey. Should you need any reasonable accommodations or have accessibility concerns, please reach out to us confidentially at [email protected]. Our DEI team is here to ensure your full participation in our recruitment process.

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. Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operates in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger. At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

The Regional Bureau Dakar (RBD) provides policy guidance, technical support, and oversight for operations in 19 countries west and central Africa where WFP’s efforts contribute towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition. The region covered, extends from Mauritania to Chad and along the coast from Cameroon to Senegal. The West Africa Regional Bureau (RBD) is based in Dakar and provides strategic guidance, technical support, and direction to country operations in these countries.

The logistics unit at RBD oversees coordinating West Africa landside logistics contracting including port operations, warehousing, stevedoring, and handling. Additionally, the logistics team provides surge support to operations in the region as and when needed by deploying its own logistics officers. In the last couple of years, the logistics unit has been instrumental in adjusting the WFP corridors networks to a rapidly evolving situation in the region resulting from civil unrest or political events, new corridors have been opened such as Lomé- Burkina – Niger, Chad via Libya, Burkina Faso via Cote d’Ivoire, or Ghana. Last, the Logistics unit carries out oversight missions to COs and provide operational and strategic guidance to COs.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

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.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Logistics Officer the incumbent will be responsible for the following.

  1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  2. 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.
  3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  4. Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
  5. 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.
  6. Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
  7. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  11. 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.
  12. Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  13. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  14. Other as required.

Education:

You have

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree equivalent, BAC+4/5), recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field or another relevant field OR a first-level university degree (bachelor/licence), recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

You have:

  • For holders of an advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent), at least three years of professional-level post-graduate working experience in Logistics, Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management, Social sciences, or other related fields.

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).

Languages:

Fluency (level C in reading, writing and speaking) in English and French.

Deadline for application: 26 June 2024

WFP Value Proposition

  1. Meaningful and impactful careers – Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
  2. Continuous learning and training – We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers.
  3. Multicultural and stimulating working environment – We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY

  • 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.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance
  • WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
  • WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Special Notice on WFP RBD office relocation:

WFP and other UN Agencies will be moving to the new United Nations House in Diamniadio, 30 kilometres from downtown Dakar. The name of the duty station for this position will remain Dakar, Senegal.

Special recommendation:

Before you apply, please confirm that both (i) your on-line profile and CV are accurate and up to date, (ii) your CV should include your employment history, academic qualifications, and language skills.

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WFP is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment process is inclusively crafted to welcome candidates of all backgrounds, celebrating diversity and ensuring a respectful environment for all. We aim for an accessible and fair recruitment journey. Should you need any reasonable accommodations or have accessibility concerns, please reach out to us confidentially at [email protected]. Our DEI team is here to ensure your full participation in our recruitment process.

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. Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operates in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger. At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

The Regional Bureau Dakar (RBD) provides policy guidance, technical support, and oversight for operations in 19 countries west and central Africa where WFP’s efforts contribute towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition. The region covered, extends from Mauritania to Chad and along the coast from Cameroon to Senegal. The West Africa Regional Bureau (RBD) is based in Dakar and provides strategic guidance, technical support, and direction to country operations in these countries.

The logistics unit at RBD oversees coordinating West Africa landside logistics contracting including port operations, warehousing, stevedoring, and handling. Additionally, the logistics team provides surge support to operations in the region as and when needed by deploying its own logistics officers. In the last couple of years, the logistics unit has been instrumental in adjusting the WFP corridors networks to a rapidly evolving situation in the region resulting from civil unrest or political events, new corridors have been opened such as Lomé- Burkina – Niger, Chad via Libya, Burkina Faso via Cote d’Ivoire, or Ghana. Last, the Logistics unit carries out oversight missions to COs and provide operational and strategic guidance to COs.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

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.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Logistics Officer the incumbent will be responsible for the following.

  1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  2. 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.
  3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  4. Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
  5. 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.
  6. Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
  7. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  11. 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.
  12. Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  13. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  14. Other as required.

Education:

You have

  • An advanced university degree (Master's degree equivalent, BAC+4/5), recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field or another relevant field OR a first-level university degree (bachelor/licence), recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

You have:

  • For holders of an advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent), at least three years of professional-level post-graduate working experience in Logistics, Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management, Social sciences, or other related fields.

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).

Languages:

Fluency (level C in reading, writing and speaking) in English and French.

Deadline for application: 26 June 2024

WFP Value Proposition

  1. Meaningful and impactful careers - Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
  2. Continuous learning and training - We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers.
  3. Multicultural and stimulating working environment - We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY

  • 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.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance
  • WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
  • WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Special Notice on WFP RBD office relocation:

WFP and other UN Agencies will be moving to the new United Nations House in Diamniadio, 30 kilometres from downtown Dakar. The name of the duty station for this position will remain Dakar, Senegal.

Special recommendation:

Before you apply, please confirm that both (i) your on-line profile and CV are accurate and up to date, (ii) your CV should include your employment history, academic qualifications, and language skills.

2024-06-27

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