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Logistics Assistant FT-G5

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World Food Programme
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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Published 21 days ago

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

The selection will be competitive; WFP is committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

 ABOUT WFP

 The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and we have been awarded with the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. 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.

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 encouraged 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)

 1. Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

2. Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations.

3. Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.

4. Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and acquiring mentorship as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set.

5. Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

6. Assist in supervising inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.

7. Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity.

8. Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.

9. Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues raising various issues to the supervisor.

10. 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.

11. Collaborate closely with internal and limited number of external partners to support efficient logistics operations management.

12. Provide mentorship to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Experience:  At least five years of professional experience in the Supply Chain field, logistics or other related area. 

 Language: Fluency in both English and Spanish is a must. Another UN Language is considered an added value.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

·        Experience using corporate systems to supervise 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 critical metrics.

·        Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.

·        Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Position: Logistics Assistant

Number of openings: 1

Unit: Supply Chain

Based in: Panama City, Panama

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Level: General Service level 5

Duration: 12 months.

Only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgement.

This position is open only to Panamanian citizens or residents with permanent work permit.

You can consult the page of UN Salary Scale for Panama, for your reference.

Fixed-Term appointments are for a continuous period of one year or more and shall have a specified expiration date. The initial appointment is subject to a probationary period of one year.

HOW TO APPLY

 To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 The deadline to apply for this position is April 11, 2021.

 “Qualified applicants, especially female applicants, are encouraged to apply”

Link to apply:

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=141391&company=C0000168410P

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

The selection will be competitive; WFP is committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

 ABOUT WFP

 The United Nations World…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    April 11, 2021

Location

On-site
Panama City, Panama, PA

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