Logistics Officer

World Food Programme
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-04-25 Deadline: 2018-05-02
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, of First University degree with additional years of relate
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description


To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the general supervision of the Head of Supply Chain in the Nepal Country Office:

  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of SO200999 ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Day-to-day project management of SO200999 and support EPR logistics projects, by:
  • Following up on operational activities following standard processes and contributing directly or indirectly, to the effective implementation and delivery of services to WFP partners and stakeholders.
  • Supervising the EPR project team of national staff and short-term consultants.
  • Liaising with internal & external WFP partners and stakeholders, government and donors.
  • Monitoring and analysis of project risks and recommending mitigating actions.
  • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews to ensure expenditure is in accordance with project planning, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds.
  • Monitor and contribute to consolidation and preparation of procurement and pipeline planning, and to operational supply chain management of SO200999 (procurement, storage and NFI management), including checking documentation, inventory, loading and discharging, transport and handover of NFI to WFP partners.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including M&E of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Collect and analyze data through research and networking with colleagues and partners to recommend actions to senior staff in order to improve performance of logistics operations supporting the EPR projects.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of NFI management and service provision activities through the design and review of SLAs and Proforma invoices.
  • Provide substantive contributions to regional/country context analyses and to the management of project related Emergency Preparedness activities in support of operational challenges and optimization recommendations.
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships mostly at the operational level and collaborate with internal and external counterparts holding key Emergency Preparedness and Response functions contributing to an integrated Emergency Preparedness approach in line with the project’s strategy.
  • Act as EPRP CO focal point, follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in the preparation of CO Logistics Emergency preparedness and Response projects to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy NFI and food to affected areas when required.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to other CO units, particularly for emergency preparedness and response (EPRP) for the country office.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day to day efficiencies.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency logistics assistance needs.
  • Other duties as required.


Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, of First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Language: National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Apply Instructions

Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 02 May 2018.


To apply, please visit http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings


Candidates are requested to Create an account in system before applying. Candidate's UN Personal Histoty Form (P11) and applications will be registered allowing profile updates, apply for a job through wfp career website.curriculum vitae,


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

No telephone enquiries will be entertained.


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

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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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