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Logistics Assistant(Information Management) – Mogadishu 73 views

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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.                       

 Closing Date:       18th 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

Support the Information & Knowledge Manager in producing/reporting Logistics-specific formats as required within the operation. Key products include sitreps, bulletins, snapshots, briefings, meeting minutes, presentations, and outgoing letters to the Government.
•    Continuously help in strengthening logistics operations such as monitoring and evaluating for improved performance, competitive advantage, and innovation, and capturing and sharing of lessons learned.
•    Support in establishing and maintaining a platform for the logistics unit to organize and establish internal controls to manage all documentation including cargo allocations, MoUs, NFRs, ConOps, contracts, logistics updates, CBT, SLAs, etc.
•    Support the Information Manager in drafting various reports, collecting key operational information, and providing support where required.
•    Draft, consolidate and share key logistics information and procedures, such as ConOps and SOPs ensuring they are regularly revised/updated if required. Inform relevant stakeholders on commodity tracking reporting/procedures.
•    Prepare operational overviews, briefings, and snapshots on the logistics operation for WFP Management, RB, HQ, donors, and other stakeholders as required.
•    Work closely with the Information Manager to ensure updated logistics information is disseminated to all stakeholders as necessary.
•    Work with sub-offices in Somalia and in assessing their information requirements, support them with basic training and guide them in basic principles of logistics information management.
•    Identify the most appropriate methodology to source and map information that can be used for advocacy in addressing highlights in the supply chain.
•    Establish, moderate, and maintain a logistics mailing list with all stakeholders.
•    Standardize and execute quality control of logistics assessments and activity reports.
•    Provide WFP’s report officer with inputs about logistics highlights.
•    Recognize and assess the sensitivity of information obtained; respect the confidential nature of sources of information where relevant.
•    Perform other tasks as required.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Completion of secondary school education. An advanced diploma in Social Sciences, International Relations, Communications, Journalism, 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

11 months

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:18th 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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