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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue:             28th December 2022                        

Closing Date:       10th January 2023

Why Join WFP?

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.


This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Provide support to Retail & Markets operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of cash-based assistance to beneficiaries.
    •    Support overall retailer relationship management (RRM) function including the facilitation of retailer onboarding process, contract renewal, and performance management.
    •    Prepare and disseminate CBT reports prepared and disseminated to relevant stakeholders.
    •    Support retailer invoice processing and respond to retailers’ queries, assist in the monitoring of retail payments and provide ad-hoc reports.
    •    Certify retailer invoices against the appropriate supporting documentation and assist in the completion of retailer performance evaluations.
    •    Ensure that internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained and provide technical inputs to the area offices’ Retail & Market operations.
    •    Assist Supply Chain CBT in increasing the number of contracted shops; analyse the market saturation in the respective area of responsibility, targeting the areas where competition is needed, assisting other units in enrolling new vendors as required
    •    Manage coordination and communication with WFP partners on the management of retailer document collection, onboarding, and contracts.
    •    Oversee regular monitoring visits by WFP partners to contracted retailers regarding shop performance.
    •    Working daily with the retailers, performing the reconciliation of commodities and invoices.
    •    Conduct capacity assessments using corporate systems to identify retailers for contracting and follow up with oversight visits to the contracted shops to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, escalating actions required.
    •    Complete retailer performance evaluations and where necessary, implement retailer improvement plans. Deliver onboarding sessions to newly contracted retailers to ensure awareness of WFP standards and procedures. Assist in the follow-up of any complaints from the Beneficiary Hotlines and retailers and provide feedback.
    •    Assist in the capacity building and training of retailers in the use of Point-of-Sale machines and contribute to the management of required assets to deliver WFP operations.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Completion of secondary school education. An advanced diploma in logistics, supply chain management, business administration, economics, and social science or a related functional area is required. A degree in the related functional area is an added advantage

Experience: At least five (5) years of relevant professional work experience in Supply Chain.

Language:  Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is required

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Efficiency and Time-Management
  • Good communication skills

Terms and Conditions

1Yr (Initial)

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 10th January 2023

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.

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