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Logistics Officer (Contracting) Jr. Consultant, Mogadishu 32 views

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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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Supply Chain, this position has responsibilities to lead the logistics contracting workstream ensuring efficiency, value for money and compliance in contracting activities. The position has the following responsibilities:
•    Lead the implementation of full cycle source-to-contract processes of moderate and high complexity logistics service requirements including, but not limited to issuing competitive procedures, and evaluating offers (e.g., issuing calls, evaluating offers and negotiating/awarding contracts), to ensure successful contracting of transport, warehouse, and services.
•    Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the transport manual and other relevant guidelines to achieve operational and cost efficiencies, responsiveness and reliability of logistics services.
•    Lead the periodic review of shortlists to ensure an appropriate contractor base and prepare Expression of Interest (EOI) to include relevant contractors when applicable. Evaluate documentation received from prospective companies and recommend their inclusion.
•    Lead the preparation and overall processing of Requests for Quotations (RFQ) for all contracts required for the implementation of WFP Logistics operations in Somalia and the same disseminated as per WFP approved systems.
•    Prepare and review analysis of submitted offers ensuring an appropriate balance of costs and capacity.
•    Ensure the organization of all required meetings related to the contracting process including Logistics Contracting Committees are well informed to support decision-making.
•    Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status and any other required information including minutes, Expression of Interest (EOI), Contract Awards, and Note for Record (NFR) documents
•    Consolidate and analyze relevant market data to inform the design of logistics services taking into consideration key variables such as fuel costs and competition.
•    Work in close collaboration with cross-functional counterparts to align Contracting activities and promote an integrated supply-chain approach to transport and service assistance.
•    Monitor and manage contract validity dates and other relevant information regarding active agreements ensuring proactive planning of needs and contracting requirements.
•    Maintain period performance review cycles to ensure contractors are compliant with expected performance benchmarks and agreed terms and conditions for services being delivered.
•    Contribute to the development of contract management tools, templates, methods, and processes for contracts and champion a transformative agenda to modernize the contracting workstream based on technology and best practices.
•    Manage, advise and develop the workforce involved in contracting activities. Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.


Education: Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses

Experience: At least three (3) to five (5) years of relevant professional work experience, out of which at least one (1) year of work experience directly in Supply Chain.
Past experience in contracting and procurement activities is a strong advantage.

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


11 months (initial)


4th January 2022.

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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