Logistics Assistant (Warehouse), Kano, Nigeria At WFP – World Food Programme

Closing date: Wednesday, 5 April 2023

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.

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable. Language: General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility. General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs) and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to Logistics Officer, a Head of Unit, or the designate. At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

JOB PURPOSE

To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  •  Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
  •  Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
  •  Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set.
  •  Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
  •  Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  •  Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  •  Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.
  •  Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor.
  •  Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making.
  •  Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management.
  •  Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Supply Chain Management and Optimization

Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.

Planning, Project & Resource Management

Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.

Information Management & Reporting

Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.

Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution

Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.

Warehouse and Inventory Management

Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.

Technical Assistance and Coordination

Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  •  Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  •  Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
  •  Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
  •  Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
  •  Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  •  Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.
  •  Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  •  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submission of applications is 4th April 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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