Logistics Officer (Logistics Cluster), Gaziantep, Turkey At WFP – World Food Programme

Closing date: Sunday, 9 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.


All applications should be received no later than Sunday 9 April 2023


Eligibility: This position is open to non-Turkish nationals only

Contract Type: Consultant Level 1

Contract Duration: 6 months

Duty Station: Gaziantep, Turkey

Number of required employees: 1

Supervisory responsibilities: Yes


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 lifetime. 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 2020, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to fight hunger globally, including its work during the coronavirus pandemic.

In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families who require emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help to improve their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks at school, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects.


The objective of a country-level Logistics Cluster Officer is to ensure that timely, coherent and effective logistics support to humanitarian aid/relief operations is possible (within funding and security constraints). WFP as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster is accountable to work in partnership with humanitarian stakeholders to deliver a strategic response, based on operational gaps (as per the IASC Guidelines on Cluster Coordination at Country Level). Based on the needs identified and expressed by the humanitarian community, the Cluster will assume a coordination and information management role, while attempting to facilitate common services where required to maximize the use of available resources in-country, provide support and advocacy surrounding customs clearance and government liaison, and establish a more coordinated and cost-effective operational approach.


To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  •  Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  •  Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  •  Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
  •  Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
  •  Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
  •  Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  •  Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  •  Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
  •  Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  •  Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  •  Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  •  Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  •  Other as required.


  •  Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including co-ordination mechanisms, Humanitarian Reform and humanitarian action, and international emergency response funding mechanisms.
  •  Experience of high-level coordination, including serving as the chair of a multi-lateral working group (i.e. any output-oriented group of independent stakeholders); an ability to work within a diverse group, build/develop consensus and deliver on joint outputs.
  •  Partnership and service mindset, integrity, result oriented, proactive engagement, gender and culturally sensitive.


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.


  •  Minimum 3 years in supply chain and/or logistics operations (i.e. land transport, international shipping or air transport, warehouse management, freight forwarding, etc)
  •  Experience working in humanitarian project/programme implementation (incl. assessment, management of operational budget and funds, monitoring, and evaluation).
  •  Project/programme coordination and management experience including serving in a supervisory role.
  •  At least 1year professional experience in logistics operations in emergency response (natural disaster and/or complex emergency).

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language


  •  Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.
  •  Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  •  Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.
  •  Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
  •  Experience in warehouse and commodity management.
  •  Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).


  • Please upload your professional CV in English in PDF format making sure to include the following in your Work Experience:
    •  Company/Organization name and scope of work of the organization
    •  Exact Position Title and grade (If UN, state exact grade and level)
    •  Contract type: part-time, full-time, volunteer, consultant, or freelancer. (If UN, state exact contract modality)
    •  Start and End date of Employment for each position: From (dd/mm/yyyy) to (dd/mm/yyyy)
    •  Responsibilities: Main responsibilities that highlight your gained skills and experience
  •  Proof of your work experience will be required in the final stage of recruitment.
  •  Only short-listed candidates will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.
  •  Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once application is submitted.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


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