WFP: Logistics Officer ST P3 Vacancies

By | February 20, 2020


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.


Logistics Officer, shall oversee inland, primary and secondary transport operations, management of the commodities at the EDP sites, liaise and coordinate with Area/Field Offices dispatch and oversee food distribution schedules, oversee compliance. The Logistics Officer, will report directly to the Head of Logistics Operations UGCO or the designate and is under the functional supervision of the Head of Supply Chain Unit, UGCO.
The role will have direct supervision over the Transport Unit and Nalukolongo Warehouse, Commodity Management Unit and functional supervision over logistics staff based at the extended delivery points of UGCO.


1. Manage inland logistics operations including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP cargoes

2. Manage and supervise inland transport operations at WFP Uganda Country Office

3. Ensure WFP warehouses are managed in accordance to WFP guidelines

4. Ensure adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous logistics preparedness reviews

5. Ensure full compliance to food commodity management guidelines, real-time LESS and Last Mile performance

6. Ensure the integrity of transport information, including commodity tracking in WFP standard systems

7. Coordinate preparation of transport information for reporting purposes



Advanced University degree in business administration, engineering, computer science, statistics or economics (preferably transport economics).


Etensive experience (over 8 years) in; management of inland logistics operations, coordinaton of transport operations, supervising and developing staff skills, managing warehouse operations, funds management, budegeting and reporting, managing mutiplle, interagency partners


  •  Execellent knowledge of logistics management
  •  Execellent knowledge of transport operations
  •  Execellent knowledge of warehousing operations
  •  Execellent knowledge of food commodity management guidelines, real-time LESS and Last Mile performance


  • Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English (enter other WFP language, if applicable) is required



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)


Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and OptimizationAnalyses context of country challenges in order to lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization.
Planning, Project & Resource ManagementDemonstrates the ability to design and manage the full lifecycle of project management, including planning, engaging with partners and key stakeholders, budgeting, strategically allocating material and human resources, implementation and reporting.
Information Management & ReportingAbility to proactively identify gaps in information and findings, analyse and evaluate information, develop statistics, and translate into information management products to facilitate decision making and demonstrate performance.
Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational ExecutionDemonstrates ability to analyse market trends, designs concepts of operations, negotiates and establishes contracts with WFP partners and service providers, ensures compliance with WFP rules and regulations and effectively executes logistics operations.
Warehouse and Inventory ManagementPlans, coordinates and manages service providers and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient, and sustainable operating procedures in the face of changing climates and conditions within region of expertise.
Technical Assistance and CoordinationActively establishes and maintains networks, leads coordination and the provision of technical assistance, while demonstrating the ability to represent WFP to a broad spectrum of key stakeholders (e.g. providing services, and working with NDMOs/NDMAs).


Submission deadline is 04 March 2020.