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Logistics Preparedness Officer(SCP8)

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  • Post Date: July 25, 2020
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Job Overview

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 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.


WFP as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster is mandated by the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) to complement and co-ordinate the logistics preparedness activities and capabilities of the member countries and co-operating humanitarian agencies, both before and during large-scale complex emergencies and natural disasters.

The Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) 2016-2019 strategy includes a special focus on preparedness and on strengthening the response capacity of national actors. The preparedness programme concentrates on disaster-prone countries, providing support for national logistics preparedness embedding a preparedness platform development in country-targeted Logistics Cluster Preparedness activities. Zimbabwe is one of these identified countries.


The job holder will report to the Logistics Prepraredness Officer Expert . Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.

To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.

The Service Contract holder will be offered an initial 6 month contract with 3 months probationary period. The contract is renewable.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Support the project development and implementation of the Logistics Cluster Preparedness project and activities in a sustainable long-term context as part of efforts to support existing and build further national capacities and stakeholder networks, aimed at raising the level of emergency preparedness in a local empowerment-focussed setting. In this framework, the position is acting as Logistics Cluster focal point linking to the National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMA), National Disaster Management Organisations (NDMO) and partner agencies.


  • Ensure the continued involvement of all relevant stakeholders in regular Logistics Sector Preparedness Working Group meetings and perform/contribute to furtherance of the logistics preparedness activities in alignment with national priorities, WFP’s country strategic plan (CSP), Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) and global Logistics Cluster’s strategy.
  • Participate in and support of scenario planning, preparedness planning and response planning activities with the national disaster management agency and multiple partners.
  • Collect, analyse and upload data, gather and analyse information related to preparedness from and for partners,
  • Update, develop, test, and implement logistics new tools as required, especially supporting the preparedness platform deployment
  • Support the Zimbabwe specific project LogFrame activities, key performance indicators and measurement, and reporting throughout the whole project phase
  • In case of a Logistics Cluster or Sector operation:
    • Support the activation phase by briefing, linking to national entities and supporting EPRP related activities
    • Support the ongoing operation with network relations and information provision
    • Support the phase out and closure of the operation as required


Capability Name and Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Supply Chain Management and Optimization

  • Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.

Planning, Project & Resource Management

  • Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.​

Information Management & Reporting

  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.

Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution

  • Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.

Warehouse and Inventory Management

  • Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.

Technical Assistance and Coordination

  • Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.



  • Advanced University degree in Project management, Supply Chain, Logistics, data management or a closely related field; Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience


  • Fluency in written and spoken English language and the local languages

Experience :

  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience in project management, and a minimum of six years of relevant professional work experience in a humanitarian development or response capacity, preferably in logistics or emergency management.

This role is predominately project management focussed. While a knowledge of logistics and disaster response is needed, the skill set required is not logistics or supply chain operations. Leadership, coordination, good writing skills and time management are essential abilities in order to perform this job.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong project management and inter-agency coordination skills. Strong writing skills in developing plans, guidelines, reports, and meeting minutes to a professional level that can be shared with Government and partners.
  • Ability to make a positive contribution in a team-based environment and to work under tight deadlines with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a level of communication suitable to build and maintain relationships with officials and government counterparts;
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and data management systems; willingness to work in challenging environments / field locations.
  • Knowledge in logistics operations and emergency response operations.


Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment attaching a signed application letter and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at Applicants are also requested to submit a Curriculum Vitae.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.



  • Applications should be submitted by 5 August 2020

Female applicants who are qualified are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience3-5 Years
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