Logistics Associate FT-G6

Posted by
World Food Programme
Panama City, Panama, Panama
Published 18 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.


 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. 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.


 These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RB) and Country Offices (CO and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to a Logistics Officer, Head of Unit or the designate.

At this level, job holders demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general mentorship for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in taking care of unforeseen problems daily. Job holders typically manage a small team, supervising and mentor staff.


 To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing 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 specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and supplying, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.

 2. Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations.

 3. Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.

 4. Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) to support vendor selection process.

 5. Identify, resolve and/or provide recommendations on specialized queries/requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind-set.

 6. Prepare, supervise and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.

 7. Supervise inventory management processes to identify trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.

 8. Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.

9. Analyze operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.

 10. Handle documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues raising sophisticated issues to the supervisor.

 11. Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable advised decision-making.

10. Collaborate closely with internal and external partners to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.

 13. Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and mentorship, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities.

 14. Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies.


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

 Experience: At least six years of professional experience in Supply Chain, Logistics or other related field.

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


 . Experience maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.

. Experience in coordinating third party service providers’ contracts.

. Experience in compiling contract documentation.

. Experience in contract execution.

. Experience in budget monitoring and reporting.


 Position: Logistics Associate

Number of openings: 1

Unit: Supply Chain

Based in: Panama City, Panama

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Level: General Service level 6

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.


 To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at 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.


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

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

 Link to apply:

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.


 The United Nations World…

Details at a Glance

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


Panama City, Panama, PA

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