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    Apply: WFP Logistics Assistant

    Deadline: 27 March, 2023

    Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has opened applications for the role of Logistics Assistant.

    The mission of WFP is 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.


    • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries
    • Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations
    • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement
    • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance
    • Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and compliance with corporate standards
    • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary
    • Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity
    • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities
    • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g., customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor
    • Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support of informed decision-making
    • Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management
    • Provide guidance to other support staff


    • Completion of secondary school education
    • Post-secondary certificate in a related functional area (desirable)
    • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business/logistics stream with experience in general administrative work
    • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English (level C) and Somali language
    • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock ((desirable)
    • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports (desirable)
    • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs (desirable)
    • Experience assisting in the preparation of contract documentation
    • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems

    To apply and for more information, click here.

    Photo source: WFP

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