Supply Chain Officer
Consultancy opportunity - Multiple duty stations: Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv, Dnipro, Kropyvnytskyi), Krakow, Poland, Bucharest, Romania, Moldova.
Are you a Supply Chain specialist and interested in humanitarian work?
If yes, this opportunity is for you!
We are looking for candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. We select our candidates on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
Currently, we are looking for candidates to support our operations in Ukraine.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organisation delivering food assistance to over 90 million beneficiaries in 80 countries on a yearly basis. With over 5000 trucks, 50 ships and close to 100 planes on the move every single day, WFP, together with its partners, operates a global network to deliver life-saving food assistance to the most hard-to reach places.
After receiving an official request for assistance from the Government of Ukraine, the World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency operation to provide food assistance for people fleeing the conflict both within the country and in neighbouring ones.
WFP is scaling up to reach 6 million people in next 3 months through cash-based transfers as well as food distributions. WFP is also providing assistance to displaced Ukrainians in refugee hosting countries. It is estimated that over 5 million Ukrainians have already fled the country and sought refuge in neighboring countries since the beginning of the conflict. At the same time, it is estimated that more than 7.7 million people have been internally displaced.
Although the crisis is in Ukraine, its impact on food security will be global. The consequences of the crisis will increase pressure on resources and access to food beyond Ukraine’s borders.
The Supply Chain Officer will work in WFP’s response to the Ukraine crisis in different locations across Ukraine and/or in neighboring countries to lead the implementation of field logistics operations, partnering with the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
-Participate in 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 national capacity strengthening.
-Analyze regional/country context, and design and manage end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
-Plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives and services to ensure timely, cost-effective and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.
-Provide technical advice and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation initiatives analyzing best practices from the humanitarian and development fields, academia and private sector.
-Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of supply chain operations.
-Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance and crossfunctional operational alignment.
-Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.
- Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance.
-Manage supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
-Constantly monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
-Manage service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.
-Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
-Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
-Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
-Other as required
STANDARD MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
- Experience in managing an area of supply chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders;
- Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country;
- Experience in designing and implementing supply chain, retail and partnership networks
- Experience in managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations;
- Experience evaluating and selecting service providers and/or suppliers;
- Experience identifying operational risks and maintaining documentation on emergency preparedness;
- Experience in implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitoring progress;
- Experience supervising professional staff
- You are fluent in oral and written English and have technical writing skills;
- Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, French, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.
- Intermediate knowledge of duty station’s language or neighboring countries is highly desirable.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP:
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Multiple duty stations: Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv, Dnipro, Kropyvnytskyi), Krakow, Poland, Bucharest, Romania, Moldova.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline: 26th May 2022 (midnight Rome time)
Your CV must be submitted in English
Women applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.