WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
All applications should be received no later than Tuesday 9th March 2021
This position is open to Syrian or Syrian/Palestinian nationals only.
Contract Type: Fixed Term NOA
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Homs
Number of required employees: 1
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.
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.
Job holders have wide responsibilities and make significant contributions to ensure effective and efficient logistics operation at Homs Field Office. He/She shall provide guidance on all the aspects of Supply Chain operation, coordinate all logistics activity within the field office and with all Supply Chain stakeholders. National Logistics Officer will work in Homs Field Office and in collaboration with the other units of WFP Syria.
This post is based in Homs Field Office and follows the administrative supervision of Head of Field Office, and technically reports to Head of Logistics Operation in Syria CO in Damascus.
To provide specialized support function performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities, to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities in partnership with the key supply chain stakeholders.
1. Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
2. Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
4. Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds.
5. Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
6. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials).
8. Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
9. Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
11. Other as required.
Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management and Administration, Shipping, Maritime Law or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Experience: One year post graduate relevant professional experience with Master’s Degree, or three years post graduate relevant professional experience with a first University Degree the field of in logistics, supply chain, warehousing, clearing & forwarding, shipping, transport and management of food.
Language: Fluence in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English
With an Advanced University Degree: A minimum one year of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in one of the following fields:
With qualifying First University Degree: A minimum three years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in one of the following fileds:
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Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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.