Ended Logistics Assistant (2)

The Job

Contract type:                 Service Contract

Position grade:                SC5

Contract duration:           12 months (with possibility of extension)

Duty Station:                  Sana’a Country Office, Yemen

Number of positions:       2


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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language:  Fluency (level C) in English and Arabic languages. 

Working Experience: At least four years of relevant working experience with increasing responsibilities; at least 3 years of working experience in Logistics.

Nationality: The applicant should be a Yemeni national or hold a valid Yemeni residency and/or work permit


These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs) and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to Logistics Officer, a Head of Unit,  or the designate.
At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.


To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide support to supply chain operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  2. Ensure Service Providers submit their claim on timely manner according to WFP Corporate financial Standard;
  3. Ensure contracted service providers’ invoices processed & cleared on timely manner based on valid contract and provision of full set of documentation
  4. Ensure problematic vendor invoices communicated with immediate supervisor and vendor for correction.
  5. Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (ITS, wings, invoice verification, loss and damage recovery), take appropriate actions to resolve bottlenecks of operational issues and escalating complex issues to the supervisor;
  6. Ensure proper filling of invoices, contracts and correspondences related to Logistics fund management and invoice processing.
  7. Receive the redeemed voucher from service providers
  8. Communicate and work closely with program and service providers in regards of redeemed vouchers verification and checking process related to CBT project.
  9. Participate in samples drawing and destruction of vouchers.
  10. Conducted field visits to food distribution point before the distribution to ensure the completion of prepositioning.
  11. Conduct monthly field visits to the distribution centers at food distribution level during cycle.
  12. Conduct weekly commodity price collection from various districts.
  13. Following up the hot line cases which’s related to supply chain.
  14. Creating a micro purchases order when and if required.
  15. Work individually and as a team in achieving work tasks and progressions.
  16. Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient supply chain operations management.
  17. Provide regular reports to Logistics Officers and concerned officers;
  18. Perform other duties, as required by the supervisor.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and Optimization Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.
Planning, Project & Resource Management Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
Information Management & Reporting Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.
Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
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 awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.


This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job


• Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
• Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
• Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
• Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
• Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

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  • Employer: WFP
  • Category: Logistics
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 24 November 2018
  • Deadline: 7 December 2018