Logistics Officer

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Posted on 19 Sep, 2022
Closing on 03 Oct, 2022

Job Description


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and WFP is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and promotes gender parity as well as encourages qualified candidates with disabilities to apply

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace and stability for populations impacted by conflict, disasters and climate change.

WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is the agency’s largest anywhere in the world, and is the largest sustained emergency operation in history, providing lifesaving monthly food assistance to 10.5 million people most in need. WFP also provides nutrition support to 1.7 million children and mothers, and delivers school meals to 850,000 children each day.

General Information

  • Title of Post: Logistics Officer
  • Grade: NOC
  • Supervisor: Int. Supply Chain Officer
  • Unit: Logistics
  • Division/Country Office: Yemen CO
  • Duty Station: Sana'a 
  • Duration of Contract: 12 months


To provide specialist advice, analytics and contributions to integrated supply chain operations at HQ/RB level, or manage field supply chain operations to ensure an effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.


  • Participate in the development, review and implementation of procedures for logistics field operations ensuring that objectives are achieved and increased efficiencies in compliance with functional strategies, policies and plans.
  • Analyze regional/country context, and design and manage end-to-end operational supply chain to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
  • Lead, plan and manage the implementation of all transport logistics operations assistance modalities to ensure timely, efficient and cost-effective delivery of direct or indirect food assistance ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of supply chain operations.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze relevant technical and financial data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and make evidence-based proposals.
  • Effectively contribute and coordinate to the preparation of logistics operations activities and contracting of all associated services in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Effectively lead managing transporters execution of the transport contract activities including performance monitoring and evaluation, supported by analysis and recommendations.


  • Build relationships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance.
  • Prepare accurate and timely accounting, data collection and reporting, to inform supply planning and contribute to a WFP wide view of logistics activities, enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and consolidate preliminary data analysis, prepare accurate and timely reports to support a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making.
  • Coordinate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support transport logistics operations management and strengthen partnerships on humanitarian supply chain.
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of more junior staff to ensure that tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to WFP staff, partners and governments, building capacity to connect to markets, manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need.
  • Identify and build productive relationships and partnerships with counterparts in UN agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, develop CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), provide technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific logistics risks to enable WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Perform other tasks as required.


Education & Experience: 5 or more years of postgraduate professional experience; with an advanced educational degree in a relevant area of expertise OR 7 years or more of relevant experience with a first university degree with relevant years of experience (Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%).


  • Fluency in English (level C written and spoken).
  • Fluency in Arabic (level C written and spoken).

Nationality: Yemeni citizenship.


  • WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  • WFP staff on FT contracts must have completed one year in the current position to be eligible to apply for another FT position.
  • WFP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • The applicant should be a Yemeni national or having work/residency permit.
  • Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
  • By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process
  • Applications must be submitted online with:
  • Use English language only.
  • Indicate all your job TOR.
  • Indicate clear years of experience with each job (month/year)
  • (NB: Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.)


WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always free of charge. 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.

لا يستعين برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالمطلق بوكالات أو مكاتب توظيف خارجية، حيث إنّ عملية التوظيف دائماً مجانية. ويتم اتخاذ جميع القرارات الخاصة بعملية التوظيف بناءً على الاحتياجات المؤسسية والمتطلبات الوظيفية والكفاءة والاستحقاق والمؤهلات الفردية. ويلتزم برنامج الأغذية العالمي بتوفير بيئة عمل شاملة للجميع، تخلو من الاستغلال والاعتداء الجنسيين وجميع أشكال التمييز والتعسف في استخدام السلطة وكل أنواع التحرش كالتحرش الجنسي. لهذا كان لزاماً أن يخضع جميع المرشحين للوظائف الذين يقع الاختيار عليهم لعمليات تدقيق صارمة بهدف مراجعة خبراتهم وخلفياتهم.

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

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.

How to Apply

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