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Logistics Officer (Food Systems Coordinator)

Closing: May 25, 2022

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Published: May 13, 2022 (9 days ago)

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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Post-graduate university degree in supply chain management, (Transport) Economics, Logistics, food systems, agriculture, environmental sciences or related                          fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and or training courses.

Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in trade and or logistics (food related), development and /or humanitarian action.                     Experience working in a multicultural and fast-paced environment is beneficial.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent project management skills and experience.
  • Good understanding of food systems and supply chains, and how climate risks and other shocks affect these.
  • Strong network of relevant contacts (regional trade entities, private sector, academia, government authorities etc.)
  • Understanding of WFP operations in the region is an advantage.
  • Prior experience and expertise in any of the following areas is an advantage: value chain analysis and smallholder agriculture, business development services / SMSEs and SC financing, procurement & logistics, regional trade (food) and related private sector.
  • Experience in overseeing studies, evaluations and assessments.
  • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills, ability to work in a team and to communicate clearly and diplomatically with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan and organize his/her work independently, proactive and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.


Responsibilities
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Post-graduate university degree in supply chain management, (Transport) Economics, Logistics, food systems, agriculture, environmental sciences or related                          fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and or training courses.

Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in trade and or logistics (food related), development and /or humanitarian action.                     Experience working in a multicultural and fast-paced environment is beneficial.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent project management skills and experience.
  • Good understanding of food systems and supply chains, and how climate risks and other shocks affect these.
  • Strong network of relevant contacts (regional trade entities, private sector, academia, government authorities etc.)
  • Understanding of WFP operations in the region is an advantage.
  • Prior experience and expertise in any of the following areas is an advantage: value chain analysis and smallholder agriculture, business development services / SMSEs and SC financing, procurement & logistics, regional trade (food) and related private sector.
  • Experience in overseeing studies, evaluations and assessments.
  • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills, ability to work in a team and to communicate clearly and diplomatically with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan and organize his/her work independently, proactive and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Analyze food system contexts with focus on SC/logistics performance and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, propose a supply chain food system plan or framework for interventions, aligned with the overall Regional Food Systems Strategy and LRFPP, identifying key challenges, opportunities, and core themes, and developing and maintaining a dynamic portfolio of interventions.
  • Foster productive regional partnerships with key stakeholders including private sector, academia and EAC to share knowledge and jointly undertake impactful interventions.
  • Develop content for and facilitate trainings/workshops for COs (internal) and other partners as required4, on SC in food systems. Input into HQ SCO evolving guidance.
  • Prepare and facilitate consultations with internal and external partners and stakeholders to collect information and identify potential needs to carry out supply chain or value chain analysis/assessments.
  • Conduct needs assessments and gap analysis exercises aimed at strengthening priority food systems, trade corridors and food value chains. Pursue innovative approaches to address important supply chain constraints in food systems. Areas of focus will include: (i) Improved availability of quality nutritious foods and linkage to demand; (ii) Competitive supply chains for increased regional trade and procurement, and reduced reliance on import; (iii) Loss/Waste reduction; (iv) Increased SC resilience to shocks. Incorporate gender perspectives as appropriate and in consultation with Programme. Assist in resource mobilization and plan, manage and monitor resources to maximize effectiveness.
ADDITIONAL KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Support Country Office Supply Chain in the implementation of food system and market development interventions as part of their Country Strategy Plans (CSPs), identifying solutions to food system constraints identified and facilitate initiatives that strengthen efficiency in food system supply chains.
  • Conduct needs assessments and gap analysis exercises aimed at strengthening priority food systems, trade corridors and food value chains
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support countries’ capacity strengthening
  • Develop a metric that focuses on measuring the impact of Food Systems Supply Chain interventions as part of enhancing efficiency, effectiveness and resilience in food systems supply chains.
  • Work with M&E and other units to facilitate the studies on evidence generation of WFP Supply Chain impact on strengthening food systems (along the 4 areas of focus listed above) and implementation of recommendations
  • Strengthen linkages between stakeholders so that they can independently connect supply to markets, manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need
  • Any other related duties as requested by the Supervisor. Considerable travel throughout the wider region is expected.


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