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Logistics Officer (Cash Based Transfer)- Consultant II – Mogadisho 14 views

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Posting date

Date of issue:  16th January 2023                                                                                 

Closing Date:    20th January 2023

About WFP

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.

Position Overview

WFP Somalia Country Office is looking for a Logistics Officer, Cash Based Transfer (CBT) to be based at CO in Mogadishu. The officer will lead the development and coordinate logistics operations and projects involving the local markets/economy. Responsibilities include designing, planning and implementing logistics operations for Cash Based Transfers (CBT) programmes that are effective, and benefit the targeted population by improving local supply chain functionality. Experience in digital innovative development & implementation, and food systems are essential.

What will you do?

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of supply chain plans for CBT and Market Development activities, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy, global CBT strategy, and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans.
  • Work in close collaboration with cross-functional counterparts, especially the internal Cash Working Group (CWG) to align CBT initiatives and ensure that Supply Chain activities are included to increase programme efficiency.
  • In partnership with the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) team, plan, and lead the implementation of market assessments to contribute to CBT feasibility analysis.
  • Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to improve local supply chain performance and plan market development activities.
  • Lead the implementation process of procurement of retailers and renewal of retailer agreements and Retailer Relationship Management (RRM).
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of retailers and Market Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by analyzing reports from various data sources
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting including the provision of substantial analysis of supply chain CBT & Markets activities and trends.
  • Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain and Programme functions within WFP, especially Food Systems, Country Capacity Strengthening and Social Protection.
  • E-Commerce and Cold Chain project management which includes spearheading design, development, roll-out, and scale-up of WFP eShop and cold chain equipment in Somalia.
  • Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs, and private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain CBT & Markets operations.
  • Build the capacity of internal WFP staff to deliver and execute on Supply Chain CBT & Markets activities through the delivery of training or coaching.
  • Build the capacity of external partners to take a strategic and proactive approach to improve retail operations or supply chain operations.
  • Manage, motivate, and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance to monitor the management of Supply Chain CBT & Markets risks.
  • Undertake field missions to support Area Offices in CBT and Food systems-related activities.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Education:  University degree in one of the following disciplines: Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or related field
Experience: Five (5) years of relevant professional experience in:-
  • Managing CBT operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Designing and implementing supply chain, retail, and partnership networks.
  • Implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitor progress.
  • Mapping value chains and/or analyzing food systems and identifying supply chain inefficiencies.
  • Implementing Food Systems activities e.g., digital innovations (e-commerce) and Post-harvest loss equipment.
  • Identifying opportunities and challenges, developing and proposing solutions to programmatic challenges.
  • Managing, supervising and coaching teams.
  • Working in an insecure and difficult environment.

Terms and Conditions

Contract Duration: 11 Months (Initial)

Deadline for applications

20th 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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