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JOB TITLE: Logistics Officer (Cash Based Transfers (CBT) & Markets)
Contract Type/Grade: Service Contract/SC8
UNIT/DIVISION: Supply Chain/Logistics
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Semera, Ethiopia
REPORTING LINE: Head of Supply Chain CBT/Logistics
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 Ethiopia, WFP is currently assisting more than 2.5 million vulnerable people in various regions in the country each month with relief in-kind food or cash assistance.
The Cash Based Transfers (CBT) interventions continue to be effective instruments to address immediate and transitional needs of vulnerable populations during crisis and emergencies. In Ethiopia, CBTs implemented by the different humanitarian actors have reached and addressed the needs of affected populations in response to different emergencies since early 2000s.
CBTs can reduce protection risks, facilitate solutions and improve efficiency and effectiveness in programme delivery. They can also have a multiplier effect in the local economies, contributing to foster positive relations and adaptation within communities, which directly feed into the Sustainable Development Goals. In this sense, CBTs interventions by WFP in Ethiopia are expected to be explored and further expanded.
This job is found in Semera WFP Sub-Office. The jobholders will typically report to the Head of the Logistics Unit, the head of CBT, or the designate. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.
Reporting to the Supply Chain Logistics CBT & Markets officer, the post holder will be required to lead and contribute to the Ethiopia country office (including field) supply chain Cash-Based Transfers planning, markets and retail operations, providing analytics and contributions to ensure practical and integrated supply chain approaches, to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.
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 Within delegated authority, the Logistics Associate (CBT) will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Contribute to the development of the Market Development Activities (MDAs) together with the SC CBT focal points and other stakeholders in the CO and SO
2. Lead implementation of the agreed MDAs at the field level, including capacity building for the retailers and other market actors
3. Facilitate and lead potential linkages between the supply chain actors – from source to retailer shop – to ensure best values for entitlements of WFP CBT beneficiaries in the respective locations. Keep records and communicate progress on these activities as needed.
4. Keep close collaboration and good relationship with stakeholders from government and partners at field level
5. Facilitate and lead onboarding of newly contracted retailers. Keep proper records of retailer contract status at AO level and share regular updates on contractual status of retailers with respective FP in the CO
6. Conduct regular (unannounced) visits to contracted retailers and meet beneficiaries at markets in connection to shop performance and provide feedback to Supply Chain CBT at CO
7. Coordinate and participate in the regular retailer performance monitoring exercise with M&E
8. Monitor regional market performance and report monthly on retail KPIs as needed
9. Coordinate with Market monitoring teams from the WFP and/or partners to resolve retailer’s performance issues
10. Where applicable, deliver SCOPE* equipment to the service points and be responsible for withdrawing equipment and returning it to IT SCOPE CO/SO/FO when service point is no longer on WFP contract.
11. Other as required.
Education: post graduate degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Trade, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related fields.
Experience: - With post graduate degree, minimum 1 year of working experience in relevant field (background with project and financial management for Retail, CBT and Supply Chain) preferably in NGOs.
- Technical skills using analytics applications
- Budget management and reconciliations
Languages: Fluency in both spoken and written English and Amharic Language is required.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES DESIRED:
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Supply Chain Management and Optimization||Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.|
|Planning, Project & Resource Management||Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.|
|Information Management & Reporting||Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.|
|Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution||Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.|
|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 abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.|
06 April 2023
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