Logistics Officer Noa, Arua, Arua

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2207383555
Logistics Officer Noa, Arua, Arua
Uganda, Northern Region, Arua,
Modified June 26, 2024


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives.

On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.

The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda.

In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance.

Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

Job Purpose To provide effective Leadership in terms of efficient Supply Chain Operations in delivering humanitarian services to the people in need aiming at achieving zero hunger.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: • Establish reports based on logistics movements and distribute them according to requirements.• Define logistics strategy within the WFP policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of logistics operations.• Advise on logistics management and structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are at all times adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.• For field-based positions, organise, lead and participate in regional logistics meetings including the local transport committee.

• Manage logistics operations including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP cargoes.• Identify, mobilise resources, implement and report on special logistics operations.

• Ensure the integrity of transport information, including commodity tracking in WFP standard systems.• Prepare and maintain transport information for reporting purposes.

• Assess offers for transport and prepare submission to the local transport committee.

• Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.• Ensure effective Landside, Transport, Storage and Handling (LTSH) management including project budgetary review and regular LTSH reviews.• Ensure effective commodity management and quality control.• Ensure WFP warehouses as managed in accordance to WFP guidelines• Ensure adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous logistics preparedness reviews.• Ensure that all staff are adequately trained, and identify any additional training needs to achieve high working standards.• Coordinate and provide logistics support to on-going air, land, sea, or rail operations in the area.

• Coordinate logistics operations with other organisations in the area • Support logistics staff in other offices• Supervise staff as required.• Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: • At least 6 years’ experience in relevant areas;• Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.• Experience in monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.• Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.• Coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/teams.• Experience in warehouse and commodity management.• Experience with corporate systems (databases, software) Languages: Fluent in English including strong writing skills Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Logistics officer noa, arua

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