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Organizational Background

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

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

Duties and Responsibilities.

 Follow up with stakeholders daily during vessel discharge, bagging, and dispatching to ensure the smooth running of operations.
Ensure transporters have mobilized enough trucks to uplift cargo during discharging and loading vessels.
Supervision of WFP’s time charter vessel loading and discharge operation
Ensure stevedores and the agents responsible have mobilized enough labor force to handle the cargo.
Inspect the condition of commodities upon arrival and report any discrepancies as appropriate.
Ensure the required gear for handling the discharge of commodities (cranes, bagging machines, weighing scales, etc) is available and verify unit weight and packaging according to WFP standards.
Track the movement of containers from the Port to the warehouse and ensure all shunting processes are met.
Regular coordination and interaction with customs clearing agents for timely customs clearance and dispatch from the port to the destination
Maintain filling and reporting system of all containers arriving at the port and moving to warehouses.
Assist in the management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
Assist in filing waybills and shipping documents, securing the file system, and keeping them orderly.
Assist to receive and cross-check stakeholders’ reports for correct data before the port operation
focal point sign and submit to the invoice team for processing.
Assist in business support activities of the port office.
Participate in monthly physical stock count exercise.
To maintain the expected arrival sheet and share concerns on regular basis.
When required assist WFP’s operation at different warehouses in Berbera
Any other duties as requested by the supervisor

Minimum Requirements




  • Completion of Secondary School Education. A post-secondary certification in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Warehouse Management is desirable.


  • At least 4 years of experience in logistics, transport, and port operations in thehumanitarian sector. A certified first degree from a recognized university, studying in logistics, transport, or operations may be considered in lieu of the years of experience.






Knowledge & Skills:


Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Somali is required.



  • Knowledge of work routines and methods of port operations.
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and Microsoft Office tools.
  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention
  • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information from a wide range ofindividuals.


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.

Terms and Conditions

1 yr Initial


12th February 2023

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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