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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Supply Chain Officer Job at World Food Programme (WFP) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Supply Chain Officer

Jobs at:
World Food Programme (WFP)

Deadline of this Job:
9th May 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Reports to: Head of Supply Chain
Grade: P3/NOC
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Project:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. On the request of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), WFP as one of several partners, will make available its longstanding expertise in last mile supply chain delivery to help accelerate existing health supply chain strengthening efforts. The initiative is called SOLVE (Supply Optimization through Logistics Visibility and Evolution), it provides a unique value proposition uniting WFP’s global supply chain talent, knowledge and global network with the BMGF’s expertise in health and private sector supply chains. Through SOLVE, WFP will engage with existing health supply actors at global, regional and country levels to increase the availability of health commodities at the last mile, where appropriate. The initiative forms a key commitment from WFP to Agenda 2030, UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals’.
Job Summary: The SOLVE Country Lead will be responsible for determining the strategic direction and implementation of the SOLVE initiative in Uganda. He/she will report to the Head of Supply Chain in Uganda and will report technically to the Global SOLVE Coordinator based in the WFP HQ in Rome, Italy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The SOLVE Country Lead will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Steer the successful implementation of activities in country by developing strategic work plans to increase supply chain maturity across priority areas.
  • Undertake supply chain mapping and stakeholder analysis of key service users.
  • Undertake supply chain maturity evaluations to identify critical supply chain constraints for both public and private health supply chain commodities.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of country work plans to identify interventions and overcome critical supply chain constraints.
  • Lead a team of supply chain experts in country, ensuring appropriate development and enabling high performance.
  • Foster strategic, high-level relationships with external change agents from the public and private sectors to obtain knowledge and ensure SOLVE interventions are context specific and relevant. This also includes donors, in country Family Planning stakeholders, and universities.
  • Lead quarterly continuous improvements workshops as a key change agent platform.
    Continuously raise awareness of service provision at key country meetings and conferences, to consider the increasing supply chain maturity as a transformative approach.
  • Nurture a culture of innovation.
  • Ensure the effective achievement of key performance targets.
  • Deploy supply chain training plans and initiatives.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Supply Chain Officer job placement should hold an 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.
  • Five years of relevant professional post-graduate in supply chain.
  • Proven experience in staff and institutional capacity building.
  • Proven experience in measuring the impact of capacity strengthening interventions.
  • Proven experience in supervising professional staff.
  • Desirable: proven experience in forging strategic partnerships.
  • Desirable: proven experience in influencing and negotiations skills.
  • Desirable: experience in working in Uganda.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
Personal Competencies:
  • Supply Chain Strategy: Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain strategies. Conducts analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation. Operationalizes strategies in own area of responsibility
  • Supply Chain Planning: Leads supply chain planning within area of operations managed. Oversees and coordinates periodic planning across functions and with partners. Ensures consensus-based plans are in place and aligned with strategy.
  • Supply Chain & Networks Management: Manages end-to-end supply chain within area of operations. Leads the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. Oversees and coordinates integrated delivery of supply chain services.
  •  Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening: Leads design and implementation of supply chain capacity strengthening initiatives within area of operations managed. Leverages WFP’s supply chain capacities and networks to strengthen national value chains and stakeholders.
  • Supply Chain Performance & Development: Leads continuous supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives within area of operations managed. Defines operational performance targets, monitors performance, anticipates and mitigates risks for timely corrective actions.
NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
Job application procedure
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
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