Tuesday 20 September 2022

New Job Opportunity UN at World WFP Tanzania - Logistics Officer (Cold Chain Logistics)

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Career Opportunities: Logistics Officer (Cold Chain Logistics), SSA 8, Dodoma - Tanzania - 8 months (173348)
Requisition ID
173348 - Posted 20/09/2022 - Short Term-SSA WFP - Africa, Southern - Tanzania, United Republic of - Dodoma - Working Job Language (1) - SUPPLY CHAIN
 Job Description
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

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.


  • University degree in transport and logistics, supply chain, economics (preferably transport economics), engineering, business management, or another related field.
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  • 3 years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, specifically in cold chain logistics management, with a background and interest in humanitarian development.
  • Languages:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

The Logistics Officer (Cold Chain Logistics) will be reporting to the Head of Supply Chain.


The candidate will manage, lead on, and provide oversight to cold chain logistics operations partnering with the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the cold chain assistance needs of beneficiaries.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Contribute towards the development of cold chain logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  2. Support cold chain logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of cold chain commodity assistance to beneficiaries.
  3. Collect and analyze data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local cold chain logistics operations.
  4. Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimize use of available funds.
  5. Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.

6. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of cold chain logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of cold chain commodity assistance to beneficiaries (i.e., through contribution to the training materials).
8. Identify and build productive relationships with cold chain logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to cold chain commodity assistance.
9. Follow emergency cold chain logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy cold chain commodities and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency cold chain commodity assistance needs.
11.Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • 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)
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
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Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and Optimization Analyses 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 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 Ability 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 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 Plans, 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 Coordination Actively 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).
Timely, cost-effective and efficient deliveries of cold chain commodities.
Cold chain logistics operations and staff are managed, and leadership and oversight are provided.
Effective partnership is maintained with the key cold chain logistics stakeholders and functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the cold chain assistance needs of beneficiaries.
Timely, concise, and effective analytical cold chain logistics operations report for informed decision making.

  • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution.
  • Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the cold chain logistics operations (road, rail, air, sea and lakes)
  • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.
  • Experience in report writing.
All applications should be submitted through e-recruitment portal. Hand delivered applications will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 04 October 2022.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.

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