Logistic Associate

World Food Programme
Location: Charikot, Chautara and Gorkha
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-08-04 Deadline: 2015-08-10
  • Nos. of Opening : 3
  • Location : Charikot Chautara and Gorkha
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Completion of Secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Logistics / Supply Chain / Procurement
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the respective Head of Sub-Office, and overall supervision of Head of Logistics Special Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 

  • Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries. 
  • Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations. 
  • Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement. 
  • Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) to support vendor selection process. 
  • 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. 
  • Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards. 
  • Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary. 
  • Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity. 
  • Analyze operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration. 
  • Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating complex issues to the supervisor. 
  • 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 informed decision-making. 
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery. 
  • Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities. 
  • Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies. 
  • Perform other related duties as required.

General Requirements:


  • Experience maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock. 
  • Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts. 
  • Experience in compiling contract documentation. 
  • Experience in contract execution. 
  • Experience in budget monitoring and reporting. 


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

Experience:     Preferably 5 years’ experience in relevant functional activities.  

Language:       Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language  and in the duty station’s language, if different.


Apply Instructions

Interested and qualified Nepalese nationals are requested to submit an updated and duly signed UN Personal History form (P.11), available on http://www.un.org.np/jobs/locals  and from the WFP offices in Nepal (Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Damak and Dadelhura). The application can be sent either by email to nepaler.vacancy@wfp.org  or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Logistics Associate (Special Operations)” and quoting the VA number to the following address No Later than 10 August 2015. 

The Representative,

WFP Nepal Country Office,

Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road,

Lalitpur, Nepal.

P.O. and Box 107

“Qualified female candidates and candidates from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply”. 

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and/or interview. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

Organization Summary

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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